Publication Date 08.07.2014
The Bank of Albania is notifying the Albanian public that the 5000 Lekė Albanian banknote, legal tender, issue of 2013, will start circulating on 09 July 2014.
Reprinting of the 5000 Lekė Albanian banknote, legal tender, was approved by decision of Bank of Albanias Supervisory Council, No. 05, dated 17.01.2013, in pursuance of the Law No. 8269, dated 23.12.1997 On the Bank of Albania, as amended.
The new 5000 Lekė banknote, issue of 2013, has the same basic design and size as the 5000 Lekė banknote, issue of 2007, put into circulation on 15.05.2009.
The change in the last issue stands in the thickness of the security threat, which is 3 mm from 1.5 mm, the year of issue in the banknote body which is 2013, and the signature of the Head of the Issue Department.
Starting from 09 July 2014, the 5000 Lekė banknote, legal tender, issue of 2013, will be used as means of payment in parallel with all the currently circulating banknotes of this denomination, of earlier issues.