Greece 5-DRACHMAI (KM71)
Greece 5-DRACHMAI (KM71)

Greece 5-DRACHMAI (KM71) Phoenix

The image of the Phoenix rising from the flames appeared on the very first modern Greek coins in 1828 (1-, 5-, and 10-lepta). 102 years later, it appeared on this large 5-drachmai coin for one year only. The Phoenix continued to make appearances on various coins throughout the Third Modern Drachma period of Greek coinage (1954-2001).

While the myth of the Phoenix is found in Ancient Greece, it likely originated much earlier in Ancient Egypt.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 29.9 mm
  • Composition: Nickel
  • CAT#: KM71.1

Obverse Legend

ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ 1930

Reverse Legend

5 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ

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