Greece 1828 5 lepta

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1084
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This specimen was lot 1084 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREECE. 5 Lepta, 1828. NGC MS-61 BN. Toned, a few hints of mint luster in the most protected areas." After wresting her independence from the Turks, Greece was established as a republic under John Capodistrias. This regime lasted until 1831, during which time copper one, five, ten and twenty lepta were issued. All are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 400,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-2; Geo-2a; Chase-135eb.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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