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1970 GOLD ALBANIA 50 LEKE NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO "ARGIROCASTRUM RUINS" ONLY 100 MINTED

1970 GOLD ALBANIA 50 LEKE NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO "ARGIROCASTRUM RUINS" ONLY 100 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Albania

 

PEOPLE'S SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA (1944-1992)

ARGIROCASTRUM RUINS

FROM THE 1970 PROOF SET ISSUE WITH THE MAXIMUM OF 100 SETS MINTED.

CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: WREATHED NATIONAL EMBLEM ABOVE DENOMINATION; ELONGATED HEXOGONAL FINENESS COUNTERMARK IN RELIEF TO RIGHT OF DENOMINATION; EIGHT FIVE-POINTED STARS AT EDGE.

REV: RUINS OF THE FORTRESS OF ARGIROCASTRO. 

KM # 53.3

ARGIROCASTRO IS ONE OF THE OLEST CITIES IN ALBANIA AND TRACES ITS SETTLEMENT TO THE 1ST CENTURY. THE BYZANTINES ESTABLISHED AN IMPORTANT COMMERCIAL CENTER THERE AND NAMED IT "SILVER PALACE". THE CITY IS INCLUDED AMONG THE WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

BOTH THE 1968 PROOF ISSUE (KM # 53.1) AND 1969 PROOF ISSUE (KM # 53.2) INCORPORATED A FINENESS COUNTERMARK THAT WAS NOT IN RELIEF AND EXHIBITED THE DATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REVERSE. THIS 1970 PROOF ISSUE (KM # 53.3) HAS A FINENESS COUNTERMARK IN RELIEF THAT WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE DIES. THE 1970 ISSUE ALSO SPORTS NO DATE.

CONTAINS 9.87 GRAMS OF .900 FINE GOLD (.2856)

25 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 100  ISSUED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE 1970 PROOF SET!

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