• 50 Para 1925, KM# 4, Yugoslavia, Alexander I the Unifier
  • 50 Para 1925, KM# 4, Yugoslavia, Alexander I the Unifier
Description

Alexander I (1888–1934), also known as Alexander the Unifier, served as a prince regent of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1914 and later became King of Yugoslavia from 1921 to 1934 (prior to 1929 the state was known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes). He was assassinated in Marseille, France, by Bulgarian revolutionary Vlado Chernozemski during a state visit.

Obverse

Portrait of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, facing left, surrounded by the inscription "Alexander I, King of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes".

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

АЛЕКСАНДАР I. КРАЉ СРБА, ХРВАТА И СЛОВЕНАЦА
A.PATEY

Reverse

The Karađorđević crown at top. Wreath of oak and laurel surrounding the value and date of issue.

The Karađorđević (Karadjordjevic) Crown Jewels were created in 1904 for the coronation of King Peter I. The pieces were made from materials that included bronze taken from the cannon Karađorđe used during the First Serbian Uprising. This gesture was symbolic because 1904 was the 100th anniversary of that uprising. The regalia was made in Paris by the famous Falise brothers jewellery company and is currently the only Serbian crown kept in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

Mintmark lower left outside wreath.

50
ПАРА
1925

Edge

50 Para

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
KM# 4 Schön# 4 Viscevic# 4
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.26 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Brussels Mint
Poissy Mint

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