Greece 5 drachmas 1973 - Phoenix Type A

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Krause - Mishler KM# 100
Details The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death in the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well and every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to listen to the bird sing. Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird was then consumed by the flames but a new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre
Specifications Diameter - 28mm Thickness - N/A Weight - 8.9gr
Composition Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
Edge Milled
Comments Engraver: V. Falireas (Athens Mint)
Mintage 3,165,973 pieces

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