1876, Kingdom of Greece, George I. Rare Gold 10 Drachmai Coin. (3.17gm!) Damaged!
Mint Year: 1876 Reference: KM-48. Mint Place: Paris (A) Mintage: 19,000 pcs. Denomination: 10 Drachmai Condition. Welding/tooling scars at 12 o´clock and in reverse (the coin was obviously used as jewelry), light scratches in fields, otherwise XF! Material: Gold (.900) Diameter: 19mm Weight: 3.17gm
Obverse: Head of George I right. Engraver´s signature (“BAPPE”) below bust truncation. Legend: GEWRGIOS A! BAZILEYS TWN ELLHNWN. A
Reverse: Value (10) above denomination (DRAXMAI) and date (1876). All within wreath. Legend: BAZILEON THZ ELLADOZ . (privy mark: bee) - (privy mark: anchor) .
George I, King of the Hellenes (Georgios A', Vasileús ton Ellenon; 24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913) was King of Greece from 1863 to 1913. Originally a Danish prince, George was only 17 years old when he was elected King by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the former King Otto. His nomination was both suggested and supported by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Second French Empire and the Russian Empire).
As the first monarch of the new Greek dynasty, his 50-year reign (the longest in modern Greek history) was characterized by territorial gains as Greece established its place in pre-World War I Europe. Two weeks short of the fiftieth anniversary of his accession, and during the First Balkan War, he was assassinated. In sharp contrast to his own reign, the reigns of his successors would prove short and insecure.