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500 Lekë Prince Skanderbeg

Features

Country Albania
Period Socialist Republic (1945-1990)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1968-1970
Value 500 Lekë (500 ALL)
Currency New lek (1965-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 98.74 g
Diameter 55 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1992
References KM# 56,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Fr# 18
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA. ISBN 9780871843098.

Commemorative issue

500th Anniversary of Skanderbeg's Death - Prince Skanderbeg

Obverse

Prince Skanderbeg motif

Lettering:
SHQIPËRI·ALBANIA
1468 1968
GJERGJ KASTRIOTI·SKËNDERBEU

Translation: Albania

Reverse

Denomination

Lettering:
1970
500 LEKË
1955 900

Edge

Reeded

Comments

For the 1970 issue the fineness marking has been incorporated in the dies

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  1,520 86% KM#56.1; Proof
1969  200 29% KM#56.2; Proof; Date below arms; oval fineness countermark in a variety of positions
1970  57% KM#56.3; Proof; Without date; Oval fineness countermark in relief

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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