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1926 Greek 50 Lepta Coin

In this post we are going to look at a 1926 Greek 50 Lepta coin.  The obverse or front side has an image of the Greek Goddess Athena with a war helmet on her head.  She is an important Goddess in Greek Mythology representing war but also justice, wisdom and many other important things.  The back of this coin has value denomination, the words in Greece for Greek Republic as well as the date.  The metal composition of it is copper and nickel.  It weighs 2.9 grams and in 1926 there were approximately 20 million of these struck.  Our particular coin is in a very fine grade.

At the time of this writing the currency in Greece is the Euro.  Formely it was the Drachma which may be adopted again depending on the outcome of the financial crises there. The Lepton was a subunit of the former currency, 100 of which would equal 1 Drachma.

Koin kuno 50 Lepta dari negara Yunani tahun 1926.



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