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BANK OF ALBANIA
Foreign Relations, European Integration and Communication Department

PRESS REELEASE

The Bank of Albania puts into circulation the 2000 Lekė and 200 Lekė banknotes, legal tender, issuance of 2012

Publication Date 11.09.2013

The Bank of Albania informs the public that on 12 September 2013 it shall put into circulation the Albanian banknotes, 2000 Lekė and 200 Lekė denominations, legal tender, issuances of year 2012.

The reprinting of Albanian banknotes, legal tender, 2000 Lekė and 200 Lekė denominations is approved by the Decision No. 25, dated 25.04.2012 of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, in compliance with the Law No. 8269, dated 23.12.1997 “On the Bank of Albania”, as amended.

The new banknote, 2000 Lekė denomination, issuance year 2012, has the same design and dimensions as the banknote, nominal value 2000 Lekė, issuance of year 2007, put into circulation on 29.12.2008. The changes in the latest issuance consists in security thread from 1.5 mm to 3 mm, the issuance year incorporated in the body of the banknote, 2012, and the signature of the Director of the Issue Department.

The new banknote, denomination 200 Lekė, issuance of 2012, has the same design and dimensions as the 200 Lekė banknote, issuance of year 1996, put into circulation on 14.07.1997, and its reprints in 2001, put into circulation on 08.04.2002 and in 2007, put into circulation on 20.07.2009. The changes in the latest issuance consists in the security thread from 1.5 mm to 2 mm, the issuance year incorporated in the body of the banknote, 2012, and the signature of the Director of the Issue Department.

As of 12 September 2013, the 2000 Lekė and 200 Lekė denominations, legal tender, issuance year 2012, will be used as payment means and will circulate in parallel with all the existing banknotes in circulation of these denominations, of the previous issuances.



 

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