1 Drachme - George I Silver Coiun (1910)

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Today the silver menu has an old 1 drachma from the good ol' 1910. I used to have three of these coins but during the Christmas festivities I gifted the two and kept the one that was in the best condition for myself.

The front side features a portrait of King George of Greece and reads in Greek, Γεώργιος βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων which as you probably guessed translates to George, king of Greece:

george king.jpg

As for the back side, it features Thetis on a horse or something, carrying the shield of Achilles and reads ΔΡΑΧΜΗ for Drachme. Thetis was a lesser Greek sea goddess and mother of the legendary Achilles:

thetis.jpg

This coin is 0.835 silver and about the size of a euro:

george vs euro.jpg

Definitely among my favorite old Greek silver coins, and budget friendly compared to other old greek pieces. I will surely get more in my hands when the first good opportunity arises!

Quick Specs

  • Composition Silver (.835)
  • Weight 5 g
  • Diameter 24.0 mm
  • Thickness 1.6 mm

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The back is interesting!
Is it Thetis on a horse riding backwards?

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Yes, I google it... It's supposed to be a hippocampus!

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That figures! She a sea nymph.

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"Weight 5 g" do you even lift bro ?

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i am a pussy

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did you ever look into Scottsdale Silver? they produce some really cool and well respected coins. I had a bunch and sold them all off in the last Silver Bull run

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No! I will ❤️

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Those Greeks and their original phrases for coins.

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Stacking your local silver coins is a wise move. They are easily recognizable and will be easy to sell or barter with. 👍

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Yes and their collective value keeps rising by the year!

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The reverse reminds me of the gold Sovereign, but in silver!

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Hmmmmmm... I don't see the resemblance!

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fun hobby, silver coins are a great investment as well

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They are fun to play with too!

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wen shitposts again ?

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spoon!

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There's a little Island here on the BC West Coast of Canada called Thetis Island. A beautiful place with with a small residential and rural community and a Theological college. I Wondered who Thetis was.

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She is an ex of mine please don't ask

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Is having the king there better than having the queen there?

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Queens have never been a big thing here in Greece! Patriarchy :D

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1910
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I remember it like yesterday

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There is something about Greek mythology that I love.

Never heard of thetis..

I don't know what to say about the coin compared to your other coins.

For now, I think the kookabura is the coolest

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