Albania 1968 100 leke
This specimen was lot 23502 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description noted, "Socialist Republic gold 100 Leke 1968, PR66 DCAM PCGS, peasant girl in national dress." This non-circulating legal tender commemorative was probably struck in Italy as Albania has no facilities for such a thing.
Recorded mintage: 3,470.
Specification: 19.75 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0.571 oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 54.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.