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Greece 50 Lepta, 1, 2, 5, and 10 Drachmai  1954 to 1970
Greece 50 Lepta, 1, 2, 5, and 10 Drachmai 1954 to 1970

Check the date, Ralph. Greece did not mint 50 lepta coins in 1960. The catalogs show them dated from 1954 to 1970, but the year 1960 is left out. Drachma, and 2, 5, and 10 drachmai coins have the same pattern, but they are bigger than the 50 lepta and have slightly different annotations.

These are all modern coins made of copper nickel. As such, they carry face value unless they are in gorgeous condition, like the one in our picture. Then a collector might pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.

The 1957 date is slightly rare. Here are catalog values for that date

50 LEPTA, DRACHMA, and 2 DRACHMAI dated 1957
worn: $1 US dollar
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $200

Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 9351 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Ralph, Wed, 02-Nov-2011 16:10:35 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 18:49:48 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Fri, 25-Sep-2015 23:27:09 GMT
Requester description: 1960 Difficult 50 ^ENTA
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Comments

My 1966 has a 5 not a 50 on the back below the men - jeff
It's a 5 drachmai, worth face value. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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