Serbia 1904 5 dinara
This specimen was lot 883 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,936. The catalog description noted, "SERBIA. Peter I. 1903-1918. AR 5 Dinara. Vienna mint. Dated 1904. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Lovely choice uncirculated with just a hint of toning overall. Obverse satiny UNC, reverse is prooflike. Only one graded higher and extremely rare this choice. Purchased from Ted Uhl, February 1972." This dollar-sized coin was struck at Vienna during the brief existence of the kingdom of Serbia (1878-1918). It is the sole date. The SCWC lists two edge lettering varieties. Serbia was conquered and occupied by the Austrians during World War One but reemerged after the war as the kingdom of Yugoslavia. The monarchy was overthrown by Nazi occupation in 1940 and Yugoslavia was reconstituted as a republic under Communist rule in 1945.
Recorded mintage: 200,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge; this specimen Ø37 mm, 24.99 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 27, Dav-305.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.