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Greece (Crete) Lepton and 2, 5, 10, and 20 Lepta  1900
Greece (Crete) Lepton and 2, 5, 10, and 20 Lepta 1900

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. They issued coins with the crown (front) and wreath (back) pattern in 1900 and 1901, with all denominations in 1900 but only the 1 and 2 lepta denominations in 1901. These coins are not particularly easy to find, especially in top-notch condition, and the catalog values show it.

LEPTON (bronze)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $100
lepton dated 1900 are worth a tad more than these values

2 LEPTA (bronze)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $150

5 LEPTA (copper-nickel)
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $250

10 LEPTA (copper-nickel)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $400

20 LEPTA (copper-nickel)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $500

There is a 10 lepta coin which is sometimes found with medal alignment. These are worth $175 in average circulated condition. To determine whether you have 'medal' or 'coin' alignment, hold your coin between thumb and index finger with the crown right-side up. Your thumb should be on the bottom and your finger at the top of the crown. Now turn the coin from left to right, like you turn the pages of a book. If the wreath is right-side up, you have medal alignment (valuable). If the wreath is up-side down, you have coin alignment (values shown above).

See our Important Terminology page to properly interpret the values on this page.

Coin: 16629 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: PAUL JEWETT, Mon, 03-Mar-2014 23:58:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 04-Mar-2014 04:17:28 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 20-Feb-2016 21:11:27 GMT
Requester description: 1901 OBVERSE KPHTIKH NOAITEIA WITH A CROWN IN CENTER REVERSE 2 AENTA 2 LEPTA
Tags: greece crete lepton 2 5 10 20 lepta obverse kphtikh noaiteia crown center offcenter aenta anverse crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera off centers centered aepta wreath leaves leaf greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs

  

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