Greek 5 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 5 lepta coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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5 lepta - Wheat

Agriculture was the foundation of the Ancient Greek economy and nearly 80% of the population was involved in this activity. During the early part of Greek history agriculture was based on cereals, such as barley, Durum wheat and, less commonly, millet or common wheat

Krause - Mishler #77
Diameter 20 mm
Weight 0.9 gr
Composition Aluminium
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: V. Falireas (Prague Mint)
Year Mintage Price Shop
1971 - Uncirculated 1,002,174 pieces - View
1954 - Uncirculated 15,000,000 pieces - View
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