|153 mm x 72 mm
|Date of issuance
Portrait of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg by Gentile Bellini, a national hero - the most outstanding representative of the Albanian history, who led the Albanians against the Ottoman invaders.
Text: "BANKA E SHQIPËRISË", "PESË MIJË LEKË", "SKËNDERBEU 1405-1468”
|View of Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg's helmet, equestrian statue in Tirana 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.
5000 Lekë (issuances in 1996, 2001, 2007, 2013)
|160 mm x 72 mm
|brown in yellow
|Date first issued
|Portrait of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, (1405-1468), a national hero - the most outstanding representative of the Albanian history, who led the Albanians against the Ottoman invaders. Other elements include the double-headed eagle, and Skanderbeg's shield and sword.
|View of Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg's helmet and equestrian statue in Tirana.
- New 5000 Lekë note security features (in Albanian)
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.
FCO® sealThis element, found in the 5000 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 “5000”, which are stamped.