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0.05 Lek - Vittorio Emanuele III Prova

Features

Country Albania
Period Italian occupation (1939-1943)
Type Pattern
Year 1940
Value 0.05 Lek (0.05)
Currency Trial Strikes (1926-1965)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1945
References KM# Pr56
  • 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

Bust of Vittorio Emanuele III, right

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

Oak Leaves and acorn, denomination & date below

Lettering:
SHQIPNI
R
LEK 0.05
1940 - XVIII
ALBANIA
PROVA

Translation:
Albania
Trial

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

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

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

Pr56 is listed in Krause as year 1939.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940 R 50

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