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Obverse of 1927 Albanian 100 Franga Ari
Obverse of 1927 Albanian 100 Franga Ari
Reverse of 1927 Albanian 100 Franga Ari
Reverse of 1927 Albanian 100 Franga Ari

The Republic of Albania, a Balkan Republic surrounded by Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, and the Adriatic Sea, has an area of 11,100 square miles and a population of approximatley 3.49 million. The area later known as Albania was at various times ruled by the Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy

Albanian Coins
Albania's first gold coins were issued in 1926, under President Ahmed Zogu, who in 1928 went on to proclaim himself King Zog I in 1928. These are denominated in franga ari (singular = frang ar). After the occupation by Italy in 1939, they were nominated in Lek (plural leki). There are 5 lek = 1 frang.
According to Krause, 100 quindar leku = 1 lek, and 100 quindar ara = 1 frang ari. It would appear that the word quindar means hundredth or cent, to which it appear also be phonetically related. The plural of quindar is quindarka.

Further Information
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Coin Specifications
10 Franga Ari18.53.22580.9000 Silver0.0933
20 Franga Ari206.45160.9000 Silver0.1867
50 Franga Ari2716.12900.9000 Silver0.4667
100 Franga Ari34.532.25800.9000 Silver0.9335

Notes to Table
Denomination = Face Value.
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of precious metal content (.925 = 92.5%).
AMW = Metal Content = Actual precious metal content in troy ounces

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DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1827100 Franga AriAmet Zogu - ChariotUncirculated6,614SoldAskAsk

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