1 Lek

1 Lek -  obverse1 Lek -  reverse

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Features

Country Albania
Period First Republic (1925-1928)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1926-1931
Value 1 Lek (1 ALK)
Currency Old lek (1926-1965)
Composition Nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 26.7 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1940
References KM# 5
  • 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.

Obverse

Alexander the Great facing right

Lettering: SHQIPNI

Translation: Albania

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Reverse

Alexander the Great on horseback

Lettering: R 1·LEK 1927

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

1 Lek -  obverse

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Mints

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)
L Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
V Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

The 1930 and 1931 Issues were issued in the name of King Zog I of Albania.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1926 R 1,004,000 4.48 4.23 7.79 16.57 37%
1927 R 506,000 3.63 3.63 9.43 22%
1930 V 1,250,000 1.87 3.33 6.05 43%
1931 L 1,000,000 3.22 3.63 6.05 37%
1931 L 1.1% Proof

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