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andyg

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Greece 5 Drachmai 1930 varieties
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:16:52 PM »
Does anyone know how to tell the mint varieties of these apart?

Krause has the following descriptions;
London Mint : In the second set of berries on the left only 1 berry will have a dot in it.
Brussells Mint : 2 berries will have dots

I've never been sure which is the second set of berries?

I attach a scan of what I presume to be a London Mint coin....
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Re: Greece 5 Drachmai 1930 varieties
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 09:15:50 PM »
You should look at the top of the coin, to the left side, and to the second group of berries, as i have marked on the picture. There, you can see 3 berries: 2 to the left, and 1 to the right. Focus in the two to the left: if both have a dot on it, the coin was strucked in Brussels. If only the upper has a dot on it (like the picture), then the coin was strucked in London.

Crazy way to identify the mint of a coin. They could have put a mintmark, and things would be easier...
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Re: Greece 5 Drachmai 1930 varieties
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 11:37:34 PM »
Judging from the leaves, those berries are olives. None of them should have had a dot. So there.

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Re: Greece 5 Drachmai 1930 varieties
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 01:58:35 PM »
It is a bug bite. >:D
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Judging from the leaves, those berries are olives. None of them should have had a dot. So there.

Peter

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Re: Greece 5 Drachmai 1930 varieties
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 07:39:01 PM »
I also thought they are olives, but in fact here we see a laurel wreath (stephane daphnes) with its berries.
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