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Banknotes withdrawn from circulation

 

500 Lekė Note - issues of 1991, 1992 ,1993, 1996, 1997  

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Face value: 1000  
Size: 178 mm x 78 mm
Dominant colour: green
Date first issued: 01.10.1992
Front side: A portrait of Albania’s national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, and the ornate value numeral.  
Back side: Skanderbeg's emblem in the centre, Castle of Kruja on the left and the value numeral on the right. 
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Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender:  31 March 2011.
  • As of 1 April 2011  it may no longer be used as a means of payment
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value at the banking system windows.
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 2023.

 

500 Lekė Note - issues of 1991, 1992 ,1993, 1996, 1997

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Face Value: 500 Lekė
Size: 159 mm x 79 mm
Dominant colour:  sky blue and orange
Date first issued: 28.06.1991
Front side: A woman with a sunflower, ornate value numeral on the right. 
Back side:   A landscape of Albanian mountains.  

 

 

Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender: 30 June 2010.
  • As of 1 July 2010  it may no longer be used as a means of payment.
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value at the banking system windows. 
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 2023.

 

500 Lekė Note - issue of 1992

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Face Value: 500 Lekė
Size: 145 mm x 68 mm
Dominant colour: blue 
Date first issued: 01.10.1992

Front side: 
Portrait of Naim Frashėri (1846-1900), a prominent writer of the Albanian Renaissance.
Back side: At the centre, a candle with some of Frashėri’s verses; on the left, an opened book with a landscape depicted on its pages. The value numeral appears on the right side of the note.

 

 

Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender: 30 June 2010.
  • As of 1 July 2010  it may no longer be used as a means of payment.
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value at the banking system windows. 
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 2023.

100 Lekė Note

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Face Value: 100 Lekė
Size: 130 x 66 mm
Letter: high quality security cotton paper
Dominant colour: Hyacinth 
Date first issued: 11.07.1997
Front side: The portrait of Fan S. Noli (1882-1965), politician, writer, and one of the most popular figures of the National Movement. There is also a blazing torch.
Back side:
The building of the first Albanian Parliament (now the building of the Academy of Sciences), the logo of the Albanian Federation "Vatra” and the logo of the newspaper "Dielli" run by Fan. S. Noli .  
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Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender: 31December 2008.
  • As of 1January 2009 it may no longer be used as a means of payment.
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value, at the banking system windows. 
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 31 2023.

 

100 Lekė Note -  issue of 1993

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Face Value: 100 Lekė
Size: 154 x 72 mm
Letter: High quality security cotton paper
Dominant colour: Hyacinth
Date first issued: 25.04.1994

Front side: An unidentified portrait and the ornate value numeral.
Back side: Mountainous landscape with an eagle in the centre. The value numeral is on the right side of the note.

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Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender: 31 December 2008.
  • As of 1 January 2009 it may no longer be used as a means of payment.
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value, at the banking system windows.
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 2023.

 

200 Lekė Note - issue of 1992

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Face Value: 200
Size: 162 x 78 mm
Dominant colour: Brown
Date first issued: 01.10.1992
Front side: The portrait of Ismail Qemali and the value numeral are at the centre.
Back side: An eagle is in the centre and the front part of the historical building of Albania’s Independence.

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Banknote expiry date:

  • Date ceased to be legal tender: 31 December 2008.
  • As of 1 January 2009 it may no longer be used as a means of payment.
  • It can be collected and exchanged at 100 % of its face value, at the banking system windows.
  • Collection term expires on 31 December 2023.

 

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