• 5 Drachmai 1954-1965, KM# 83, Greece, Paul
  • 5 Drachmai 1954-1965, KM# 83, Greece, Paul
Description

King Paul of the Hellenes (1901–1964) reigned as King of Greece from 1947 until his death in 1964. During most of World War II, from 1941 to 1946, when Greece was under German occupation, Paul was with the Greek government-in-exile in London and Cairo. From Cairo, he broadcast messages to the Greek people. Paul returned to Greece in 1946. He succeeded to the throne in 1947, on the death of his childless elder brother, King George II, during the Greek Civil War (between Greek Communists and the non-communist Greek government).

Engraver: V. Falireas

Obverse

Portrait of mature King Paul left, surrounded by the inscription "Paul King of the Greeks", date below.

ΠΑΥΛΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
Β. ΦΑΛΗΡΕΑΣ
• 1954 •

Reverse

Depicts coat of arms of the Kingdom of Greece. The arms surrounded by the name of country "Kingdom of Greece" and denomination.

Crowned arms (shield with a cross) with the defenders of the crown. Two male figures are alluding to the legendary Heracles.

Mintmark of the Paris Mint: Cornucopia

Engraver general's privy mark:
• Wing (Lucien Bazor, 1931-1958)
• Owl (Raymond Joly, 1958-1974)

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
5
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ

Edge

5 Drachmai

KM# 83
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 9.05 g
Diameter 27.9 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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