Greek copper coin:
Obverse: "George, King of the Greeks" in Greek characters, 1878, surrounding a profile bust of King George
Reverse: "2 lepta" surrounded by two branches of leaves and berries, tied together at the bottom with a bow
In 1878, 7.132.400 of these coins were minted in Greece. The modern nation of Greece obtained independence from Ottoman Turkey in 1833. It functioned as a monarchy from that year until 1925 and again from 1935-1974. This coin features the bust of the ruler at the time King George I.
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Coin, 1878, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10348. Accessed 04/15/21.