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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Albanian Coin-The Half Lek Issue 1926-King Zogu

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the Half Lek coin of Albania. Issued in 1926. King Zogu had temporarily unified Albania when the rule of the Ottoman Turks had collapsed. The coin is nickel and was part of a new issue of bronze, nickel and silver coins. The obverse shows the double-headed eagle royal emblem. The reverse Hercules killing a lion. 24mm in diameter.

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