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Greece Drachma and 5 Drachmai  1868 to 1883
Greece Drachma and 5 Drachmai 1868 to 1883

These nice silver coins from Greece carry decent numismatic (coin collector) value, especially when in good shape. Most that you see are not as nice looking as our photo. This coin comes from respected eBay seller nagi0_6 who has it on sale for $225 US dollars. The reason the price is high is the beautiful condition nagi0_6's coin is in. There is not very much wear, there are no scratches or other distracting marks, the coin has not been cleaned, and its eye appeal is very pleasing. Any collector would be proud to have this coin in his or her collection. Were it in average circulated condition, with some scratches, a few dents, and maybe a stain, the price would plummet to $20 or less.

The listings below call out approximate catalog values for these coins. You must apply the concepts outlined on our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to convert these catalog prices to actual prices, which will be lower.

1 DRACHMA
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $180
fully uncirculated: $800
coins dated 1874 and 1883 are worth a little more than these values shown

5 DRACHMAI
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $900

You can make some sense out of the inscriptions on Greek coins if you apply these Greek-English equivalents. For instance, the word DRACHMAI is a one-to-one letter replacement, which is the case (I believe) with all Greek-English words.

Coin: 7347 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: Aaron, Mon, 11-Apr-2011 01:45:01 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 04:27:14 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 04:27:14 GMT
Requester description: I think its a Greek coin, weird lettering on face side, it has 5(little triangle thing)PAXMAI on the bottom of the tails side, is got a cross on the back in a sheild looking thing with a crown on top of it also it looks like drapes on the top edges of the sheild
Tags: greece drachmai apaxme drachme araxmai drachm dpachmai evvhnikh apaxmai drachma drachmes dpaxmh apachmai paxmai draxmai apaxmae hmokpatia paxme dpaxmai apaxmee ewhnikh ehnikh drachamas 5 cross crown coat arms coats crests insignia crest creast shield crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra tiera drapery i greek greeks greco weird letter leters letters lettering lettered triangle triangular triangles triange triagles tail tails sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid ashield shields drape drapped draped drapes

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