Greece. 5 Lepta 1912 NGC AU Details, OWL, King : George, No: 8

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  • Sold Date: Jul 11, 2012
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GREECE : 5 LEPTA YEAR : 1912 ,

with "Owl on amphora"

in special plastic case by

N.G.C. AU Details ,

George I , King of GREEKS ,
Cooper Greek Coin ,

Vasilio tis Ellados (Greek Kingdmon) ,

GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. =============================== George I of Greece

George I ( Greek : Γεώργιος Α΄ , Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων , Geórgios Α΄, Vasiléfs ton Ellínon ; 24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913) was King of Greece from 1863 to 1913. Originally a Danish prince , George was only 17 years old when he was elected king by the Greek National Assembly , which had deposed the former king Otto . His nomination was both suggested and supported by the Great Powers (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , the Second French Empire and the Russian Empire ). He became the first monarch of a new Greek dynasty .

George's reign of almost 50 years (the longest in modern Greek history ) was characterized by territorial gains as Greece established its place in pre- World War I Europe. During the First Balkan War , he was assassinated . In sharp contrast to his own reign, the reigns of his successors proved short and insecure.

Family and early life

George was born in Copenhagen , and was the second son of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Louise of
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