1840, Kingdom of Greece, Otto I. Scarce Copper 2 Lepta Coin. Corroded F+
Mint Year: 1840 Denomination: 10 Lepta Reference: KM-14 ($55 in F!). Material: Copper Diameter: 18mm Weight: 2.39gm
Obverse: Value and date inside wreath. Legend: 2 LEPTA 1840 Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Greece. Legend: BAZILEIA TEZ ELLADOZ
The Kingdom of Greece ) was a state established in 1832 in the Convention of London by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire). It was internationally recognized in the Treaty of Constantinople, where it also secured full independence from the Ottoman Empire. It succeeded from the Greek provisional governments of the Greek War of Independence, and lasted until 1924, when the monarchy was abolished, and the Second Hellenic Republic declared. The Kingdom was restored in 1935, and lasted until 1974, when, in the aftermath of a seven-year military dictatorship, the current Third Republic came into existence.
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