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20 Lekë Skanderbeg's Helmet

20 Lekë (Skanderbeg's Helmet) -  obverse 20 Lekë (Skanderbeg's Helmet) -  reverse

© Fatbardh Shpuza

Features

Country Albania
Type Non circulating coin
Years 1968-1970
Value 20 Lekë (20 ALL)
Metal Gold (.900)
Weight 3.95 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1992
References KM# 51, Fr# 22
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

Commemorative issue

500th Anniversary of Skanderbeg's Death - Skanderbeg's Helmet

Obverse

Denomination

Lettering:
20
LEKË
900

Reverse

Skanderberg's helmet and sword motif

Lettering:
* SHQIPËRI ALBANIA *
1468 * 1968

Translation: Albania

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Countermark for 1968 and 1969 coins were hand positioned, then punched. The result is a variety of countermark positions, to the left and right of LEKE

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  2,920 KM# 51.1; oval fineness mark punched in
1968  KM# 51.2; without fineness mark
1968  24 KM# 51.3; Paris Mint; cornucopia privy mark right of LEKE
1969  650 KM# 51.4; variety of countermark position
1970  500 KM# 51.5; oval fineness in relief incorporated in dies
1970  KM# 51.6; sunken countermark left of LEKE and raised oval fineness countermark right

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