Albania 1939-R 5 lek

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32416
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This specimen was lot 32416 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $61. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italian Occupation. Vittorio Emanuele III 5 Lek 1939-R MS63 NGC, Rome mint. A graphite-hewn specimen with features that closely to mirror the official Italian issues of Vittorio Emmanuele III." This and the accompanying ten lek (KM 34) are the only silver coins issued by the Fascist administration of Albania during its brief rule (1939-43) over Albania.

Recorded mintage: 1,350,000.

Specification: 5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-33.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Christiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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