|Size||146 mm x 72 mm|
|Date of issuance||17 January 2022|
Portrait of King Gent, the last ruler of Illyria.
Texts: “BANKA E SHQIPËRISË”, “DY MIJË LEKË”,“ GENT 181– 168 p.e.s.”
Elements of ancient Illyrian architecture, as well as the Gentiana flower.
New series of lek banknotes are issued time and again to keep them safe at all times. The technology for the production of banknotes advances continuously and counterfeiters try getting hold of it. The new series of the Albanian banknotes contains new and more sophisticated security features.
Some of these features are shown on this page. For more details, visit security features, where you can learn how to check all the elements through the method: FEEL, LOOK and TILT.
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2000 Lekë (issuances in 2007, 2012)
|Size||155 mm x 72 mm|
|First in circulation on||29.12.2008|
|Obverse||Portrait of King Gent of Illyria (181-168 BC). He is known as a statesman, a warrior, and a scientist in medicine. Also, he enriched the treasury and had bronze coins minted with his name.|
|Reverse||Elements of antiquity architecture found in Albania; Gentiana lutea - a medicinal herb, whose healing properties were discovered by King Gent; stylized detail of a Liburnian ship.|
- New 2000 Lekë Note security features (in Albanian)
Raised print is used in most visible parts of the note and has a raised surface, which is more tactile in the main texts and image.
Elements for recognition by blind or visually impaired persons
All denominations of the new series have surfaces printed in fluorescent ink, visible under UV light. This quality applies also to the security thread and invisible fibres.
(visible design inside the paper). Each banknote has a three-dimensional watermark, a portrait that corresponds to the main portrait of the banknote, when seen against the light.
See through register
The following denominations have a specific element called see through. It is printed on the reverse of the note and matches perfectly to the space not printed on the obverse, when seen against the light.
In their obverse, 2000 and 5000 Lekë notes have a hologram, which presents different images depending on the viewing angle.
Microtext is small-scale text, clearly legible with a magnifying glass. In the real banknotes, this text should be clearly configured.