Greece 10 Lepta 1869 to 1882
That's a 10 lepta coin from Greece, Necie. The coin in my picture is a little different than yours, but pretty close. They changed the design slighly in 1878.
As to value, the *common date* coins like yours show catalog values as follows:
worn: $5 US dollars
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $100
The coin in the picture is pretty lame. There is not too much wear, but the surfaces are porous and discolored. Instead of a value corresponding to average circulated, I'd lower this particular speciment to the value for worn.
There are *better dates* in the series, as follows:
1870: $50 in average circulated condition
1879A: $100 in average circulated (must have A mint mark, not K)
These are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology link to understand what 'catalog value' means.
, Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: necie, Mon, 11-Jan-2010 02:55:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 22-Aug-2013 23:41:25 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 10-Aug-2015 00:22:28 GMT
Requester description: 1869 greek coin, wreath on edges of back of coin,?tied together at the bottom w/ a bow or a 'crown' also the number 10 on back of coin.front of coin has head of a man looking to the left. ?small writting or etching below bust/head. 1869 at bottom below the head. greek writting around the edges of the entire front coin. Also a'!' mark within the greek writting. back of coin greek writting starts with a delta sign and another word starts with ?alpha sign
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