Albania 1939-R 10 lek

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3450
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3450 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $153. The catalog description[1] noted, "Albania. 10 Lek, 1939-R. Vittorio Emanuele III. NGC graded MS-62." This and the accompanying five lek (KM 33) are the only silver coins issued by the Fascist administration of Albania during its brief rule (1939-43) over Albania.

Recorded mintage: 175,000.

Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-34.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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