Proof 30 Lepta, Issued by Ionian Islands, Greece, 1862
Minted by Royal Mint, London
At centre within an oak wreath, 30; around above in Greek, IONIKON KRATOS; below, 1862
Britannia seated facing right with shield and trident; above, BRITANNIA.
The United States of the Ionian Islands was formed on 14 November 1815 and was made up of seven principal islands: Corfu, Cephalinia, Zante, Santa Maura, Ithica, Cerigo and Paxo, these islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark (a Venetian symbol reflecting the Venetian control of the islands from 1401 until 1797).
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.46 g (Weight)
Pridmore 17 (not listed as a proof) KM#35
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.