Serbia 1868 para
This specimen was lot 1379 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "SERBIA: Obrenovich IV, prince, 1868-1882, para, 1868, highest graded at PCGS, PCGS graded MS66 BR. Incorrectly listed as KM-1.2 on the slab, but this is clearly KM-1.1, as is obvious in the illustration on NGC World Price Guide." This type was struck in 1868 along with a five and ten para (KM 2 and 3) but this denomination was not struck again. The SCWC notes varieties in the spelling of the obverse legend but does not explain what they are.
Recorded mintage: 7,500,000.
Specification: 1 g, bronze, 15 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-1.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.