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Category: World Coins

ALBANIA, 1 LEK, 1926

W006

Nickel

27 mm (1”), ~13 grams

HISTORY: 100 qindarke = 1 lek (qind means 100, or cent, so 1 lek is equivalent to 1 dollar).

OBVERSE: This is Albania’s first lek, with the profile bust of Alexander the Great. “SHQIPINI” is the spelling of “ALBANIA.” Below the bust, in tiny letters, are the names “G. ROMAGNOLI” and “A. MOTTI INC” (see also W033).

REVERSE: Alexander the Great riding his stallion bareback into battle.