Banknotes issued by the National Bank of Albania, 1926-1945

Issue of 1926

1 Gold Franc / 5 Lekë 1926

This is the first Albanian national banknote and was in circulation for only 10 days.It was printed by "Richter" company, Naples, Italy.

5 Gold Francs, 1926

5 Gold Francs, 1926
Put in circulation upon a notice of 28.02.1926.

20 Gold Franc / 5 Lekë 1926

20 Gold Franc / 5 Lekë 1926
Put in circulation upon a notice of 28.02.1926.

100 Gold Franc / 5 Lekë 1926

100 Gold Franc / 5 Lekë 1926
A rare banknote. Put in circulation upon a notice of 20.05.1926.

5 Francs, 1939

5 Francs, 1939

20 Francs, 1939

20 Francs, 1939

100 Gold Franc, 1939 (Year 1926 with a stamp)

100 Gold Franc, 1939 (Year 1926 with a stamp)
A banknote of 1926, stamped with an eagle on Ahmet Zogu’s portrait. It was considered an issue of 1939. It is a rare banknote and has been in circulation for only a few days.

100 Francs, 1940

100 Francs, 1940
Put in circulation in May 1940, this banknote features the portrait of Victor Emanuel III in the watermark.

2 lekë, 1940

2 lekë, 1940
Approved by Decree no. 530, dated 10.11.1940. It was in circulation until the end of 1944.

5 Lekë, 1940

5 Lekë, 1940
Approved by Decree no. 129, dated 09.06.1942. It was in circulation until the end of 1944.

10 lekë, 1940

10 lekë, 1940
Approved by Decree no. 343, dated 18.08.1940. It was in circulation until the end of 1944.

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