|Size||125 mm x 65 mm|
|Date of issuance||30.09.2019|
Portrait of Naim Frashëri, one of the most distinguished writers of the Albanian Renaissance; an open book in the background.
Text: “BANKA E SHQIPËRISË", "DYQIND LEKË", "NAIM FRASHËRI 1846-1900”
|Reverse||View of the house where Naim Frashëri was born; a page with verses from his poem: "Ti Shqipëri më jep nder, më jep emrin Shqipëtar"; a stylised image of his pen and signatures.|
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 get 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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200 Lekë (issuances in 1996, 2001, 2007, 2012)
|Size||138 mm x 69 mm|
|Color||brown in yellow|
|First in circulation on||11.07.1997|
|Obverse||Portrait of Naim Frashëri (1846-1900), one of the most distinguished writers of the Albanian Renaissance; an open book in the background.|
|Reverse||View of the house where Naim Frashëri was born; a page with verses from his poem "Herds and crops"; a stylised image of his pen.|
Security features for the public
Raised printRaised 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
Ultraviolet propertiesAll 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.
Watermark(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 registerThe 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.
HologramIn their obverse, 2000 and 5000 Lekë notes have a hologram, which presents different images depending on the viewing angle.
This element, found in the 200 lekë denomination, offers two levels of security. The colour of ink changes from violet to dark green when the note is tilted. Depending on the viewing angle, one may see in the background the building of the Bank of Albania, its initials "BSH“ and the value numeral “200”, which are stamped.