Banknotes from Albania

Albania is a country in Southern Europe on the Adriatic Sea bordering Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo. It was known as Illyria in antiquity, and in the 15th century led an unsuccessful revolt against, but was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, who ruled the region until it's independence after the First Balkan War in 1912. It effectively became an Italian protectorate in the 1920s, and Italy invaded and annexed it in 1939. The Germans took over after the fall of Mussolini in 1943, until partisan forces with Soviet support liberated the country. It then became part of the Eastern Bloc until 1960 when it's dictator Enver Hoxha left the Bloc. It remained communist until 1998, when a democratic constitution was ratified. As of 2018, Albania has a population of around 2.9 million. It is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and still uses the Albanian Lek.
Wikidata: Q222

See also: Despotate of Epirus

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Old lek (1926-1965)

100 Qindarka = 1 Lek • 5 Leki = 1 Franga Ari

2 Lek
(1940)

Standard banknote

P# 9, N# 243393
5 Lek / 1 Frank Ar
(1925)

Standard banknote

P# 1, N# 243285
Available for swap 5 Lek
(1940)

Standard banknote

P# 10, N# 243397
Available for swap 10 Lek
1940

Standard banknote
98 × 61 mm
P# 11, N# 239660
Available for swap 10 Leke
1947

Standard banknote
120 × 61 mm
P# 19, N# 240077
Available for swap 10 Leke
1949-1957

Standard banknote
124 × 65 mm
P# 24, P# 28, N# 221751
Available for swap 20 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote
151 × 86 mm
P# 3, N# 222378
Available for swap 5 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote
112 × 66 mm
P# 2, N# 221079
Available for swap 5 Franga (1939-1940)
1939

Standard banknote
131 × 76 mm
P# 6, N# 240076
5 Franga
1945

Standard banknote

P# 15, N# 243401
50 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote

P# 20, N# 243405
Available for swap 50 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 25, P# 29, N# 207798
Available for swap 20 Franga
(1939)

Standard banknote
189 × 105 mm
P# 7, N# 220042
Available for swap 20 Franka Ari
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 12, N# 243398
Available for swap 20 Franga
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 13, N# 243399
20 Franga
1945

Standard banknote

P# 16, N# 243402
100 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote

P# 21, N# 219781
Available for swap 100 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
145 × 85 mm
P# 26, P# 30, N# 207799
100 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote

P# 4, N# 243289
Available for swap 100 Franka Ari
(1939)

Standard banknote

P# 5, N# 243290
Available for swap 100 Franga
(1940)

Standard banknote

P# 8, N# 243390
100 Franga
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 14, N# 243400
100 Franga
1945

Standard banknote

P# 17, N# 243403
500 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote

P# 22, N# 243406
Available for swap 500 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
165 × 90 mm
P# 27, P# 31, N# 222386
1 000 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote

P# 23, N# 243407
Available for swap 1000 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
175 × 94 mm
P# 27A, P# 32, N# 207800
500 Franga
1945

Standard banknote

P# 18, N# 243404

New lek (1965-date)

100 Qindarka = 1 Lek

Available for swap 1 Lek
1964-1976

Standard banknote
105 × 55 mm
P# 33, P# 40, N# 201626
Available for swap 3 Lekë
1964-1976

Standard banknote
106 × 60 mm
P# 34, P# 41, N# 201629
Available for swap 5 Lekë
1964-1976

Standard banknote
125 × 65 mm
P# 35, P# 42, N# 207801
Available for swap 10 Leke
1964-1976

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 36, P# 43, N# 207499
10 Lek valutë
(1992)

Standard banknote

P# 49, N# 243571
Available for swap 25 Lekë
1964-1976

Standard banknote
151 × 85 mm
P# 37, P# P44, N# 222392
Available for swap 50 Leke
1964-1976

Standard banknote
164 × 90 mm
P# 38, P# 45, N# 209647
1 Lek valutë
(1992)

Standard banknote

P# 48A, N# 243567
Available for swap 100 Leke
1964-1976

Standard banknote
170 × 93 mm
P# 39, P# 46, N# 215701
100 Lekë
(1985)

Trial banknote

P# 46A, N# 243558
Available for swap 100 Leke
1991

Standard banknote
158 × 77 mm
P# 47, N# 207694
100 Leke
1993-1996

Standard banknote
154 × 72 mm
P# 55, N# 209651
Available for swap 100 Lekë
1996

Standard banknote
130 × 66 mm
P# 62, N# 207811
200 Leke
1992-1996

Standard banknote
162 × 78 mm
P# 52, P# 59, N# 209654
Available for swap 200 Leke
1994

Standard banknote
162 × 78 mm
P# 56, N# 243635
Available for swap 200 Lekë
1996-2012

Standard banknote
138 × 69 mm
P# 63, P# 67, P# 71, N# 205509
Available for swap 200 Lekë
2017-2019

Standard banknote
125 × 65 mm
N# 202805
Available for swap 500 Leke
1991-1996

Standard banknote
153 × 75 mm
P# 48, N# 243062
500 Leke
1992-1996

Standard banknote
170 × 78 mm
P# 53, P# 60, N# 224619
Available for swap 500 Leke
1994

Standard banknote
170 × 78 mm
P# 57, N# 243637
Available for swap 500 Lekë
1996

Standard banknote
145 × 69 mm
P# 64, N# 254464
Available for swap 500 Lekë
2001-2015

Standard banknote
145 × 68 mm
P# 68, P# 72, N# 201958

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