Greece 1982 5000 drachmai Fr-27

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Sincona sale 46, lot 463
The modern nation of Greece obtained independence from Ottoman Turkey in 1833. It functioned as a monarchy from that year until 1925 and again 1935-74. Since 1974, the country is the Hellenic Republic of Greece. This specimen was lot 463 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$480 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Griechenland, Republik, seit 1974. 5000 Drachmen 1982. XIII. Leichtathletik-Europameisterschaften. Friedenstauben. Polierte Platte. FDC. (republic of Greece, 1982 5000 drachmai, 13th European Games. Choice Proof.)"

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 12.50 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 12.57 g.

Catalog reference: KM 144, Schl. 19, Fr-27.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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