Albania 1968 100 leke

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23502
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23502 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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