0.50 Lek - Vittorio Emanuele III Prova

Features

Issuer Albania
Period Italian occupation (1939-1943)
Type Pattern
Year 1939
Value 0.50 Lek (0.50 ALK)
Currency Old lek (1926-1965)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.97 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1945
Number N# 95123
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# Pr59
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 Vittorio Emanuele III, left

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
1940 XVIII
LEK 0.50
ALBANIA
R
PROVA
G·ROMAGNOLI

Translation:
Albania
Trial

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

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

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1939 R 50

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