Greek 50 lepta coins

Lepton (plural lepta) is the name of various fractional units of currency used in the Greek-speaking world from antiquity until today. The word means "small" or "thin", and during classical and Hellenistic times a lepton was always a small value coin, usually the smallest available denomination of another currency.

In modern Greece, lepton (modern form: lepto) is the name of the 1/100 denomination of all the official currencies of the Greek state: The phoenix (1827 – 1832), the drachma (1832 – 2001) and the euro (2002 – current). The following 50 lepta coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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50 lepta - Markos Botsaris

The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in ...

Krause - Mishler #115
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Weight 2.5 gr
Composition Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Edge Milled
Other information Engravers: N. Perantinos
Year Mintage Price Shop
1986 - Uncirculated Unknown € 0.65 Buy
1984 - Uncirculated 1,208,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
1982 - Uncirculated 3,365,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
1980 - Uncirculated 6,682,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
1978 - Uncirculated 12,010,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
1976 - Uncirculated 15,400,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
Obverse of Greek 50 lepta coin /images/currency/KM100/KM97_1973a.jpg
50 lepta - Phoenix

The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death in the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well and every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to ...

Krause - Mishler #97
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Weight 2.5 gr
Composition Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Edge Milled
Other information Engraver: V. Falireas (Athens Mint)
Year Mintage Price Shop
1973 Type A - Uncirculated Unknown € 1.40 Buy
1971 - Uncirculated Unknown - View
Obverse of Greek 50 lepta coin /images/currency/KM200/KM106_1973a.jpg
50 lepta - Phoenix

The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death in the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well and every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to ...

Krause - Mishler #106
Diameter 18 mm
Weight 2.3 gr
Composition Nickel - Brass
Edge Milled
Other information Engravers: I. Stinis, L. Orphanos (Athens Mint)
Year Mintage Price Shop
1973 Type B - Uncirculated 44,514,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
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