Our currency

We are all aware of the important role Money plays in our daily lives.   Whether it is lek, franc, euro, dollar, instrument...  money is vital!  To Christians, love for Money represents the root of all evil; to generals, it was the strongest weapon in the battlefield; to revolutionaries, shackles on the workers wrists.  But, what is money?  Is it about a mountain of silver, some ceramic tablets, or pieces of paper?  What is its journey like in time, until nowadays, when money is most of the time invisible? More or less, a grouping of digits on computer screens?  Where did money come from and how did it evolve?"

To learn about the journey of money in Albanian lands and the history of the establishment of the central bank institution in Albania, we invite you to click the following links:

  • Signing of the first concession for the establishment of an Albanian national bank, 4 October 1913
  • Banknotes in Autonomous Region of Korça
  • Regional banknotes
  • National Bank of Albania, Vlora, 1925
  • State Bank of Albania, 1945-1992
  • Bank of Albania 
  • Toward Europe