Albania 1939-R 10 lek
This specimen was lot 3450 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $153. The catalog description 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.
- 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.