1 Lek - Victor Emmanuel III

1 Lek - Victor Emmanuel III -  obverse1 Lek - Victor Emmanuel III -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Albania
Period Italian occupation (1939-1943)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1941
Value 1 Lek (1 ALK)
Currency Old lek (1926-1965)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1945
Number N# 8238
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 31
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Victor Emmanuel III right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: VITT·EM·III RE E IMP·MBRET E PER·

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

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

Reverse

Two headed eagle between Lictor axes.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SHQIPNI
1939 XVIII
1 LEK
ALBANIA
R

Translation:
Albania
1939 XVIII
1 LEK
ALBANIA
R

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

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

Edge

Reeded

1 Lek - Victor Emmanuel III -  obverse

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Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

Comments

All known coins 1939 were struck with year XVIII, which on some specimens looks like XVII.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939 R 2 100 000 $ 3.10 $ 4.77 $ 6.02 $ 6.02 $ 6.02 93% XVIII magnetic
1939 R $ 5.39 $ 5.39 $ 27 11% XVIII non-magnetic
1940 R 1 500 000 2% XVIII
1941 R 1 000 000 1.6% XIX

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