5000 Lek

.5000 leke para.
5000 leke mbrapa
Size 160 mm x 72 mm
Color brown in yellow
Date first issued 01.01.1999
Obverse 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.
Reverse View of Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg's helmet and equestrian statue in Tirana.
  • New 5000 Lekë note security features (in Albanian) 
  • Raised print

    Raised print

    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

    Elements for recognition by blind or visually impaired persons


    Ultraviolet properties

    Ultraviolet properties

    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. 

    Watermark

    Watermark

    (visible design inside the letter). 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

    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. 

    Hologram

    Hologram

    In their obverse, 2000 and 5000 Lekë notes have a hologram, which presents different images depending on the viewing angle.

    FCO® seal

    FCO® seal

    This element, found in the 1000 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 “1000”, which are stamped. 

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