200 Lekë and 5000 Lekë

Albania-200-(July-2019)-front-600dpi
Albania-200-(July-2019)-back-600dpi
Size 125 mm x 65 mm
Color brown
First in circulation on 30.09.2019
Obverse

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.

 

 

 

Albania-5000-(July-2019)-front-600dpi
Albania-5000-(July-2019)-back-600dpi
Size 153 mm x 72 mm
Color Yellow
First in circulation on 30.09.2019
Obverse

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”

Reverse View of Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg's helmet, equestrian statue in Tirana and signatures. 

 

 

Security features

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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