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

5 Franga
1945

Standard banknote
P# 15
20 Franga
1945

Standard banknote
P# 16
100 Franga
1945

Standard banknote
P# 17
500 Franga
1945

Standard banknote
P# 18
2 Lek
(1940)

Standard banknote
P# 9
5 Lek / 1 Frank Ar
(1925)

Standard banknote
P# 1
Available for swap 5 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote
112 × 66 mm
P# 2
5 Franga (1939-1940)
1939

Standard banknote
131 × 76 mm
P# 6
5 Lek
(1940)

Standard banknote
P# 10
10 Lek
(1939-1942)

Standard banknote
98 × 61 mm
P# 11
10 Leke
1947

Standard banknote
120 × 61 mm
P# 19
10 Leke
1949-1957

Standard banknote
124 × 65 mm
P# 24, P# 28
20 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote
151 × 86 mm
P# 3
Available for swap 20 Franga
(1939)

Standard banknote
P# 7
20 Franka Ari
(1945)

Standard banknote
P# 12
20 Franga
(1945)

Standard banknote
P# 13
50 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote
P# 20
50 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 25, P# 29
100 Franka Ari
(1926)

Standard banknote
P# 4
100 Franka Ari
(1939)

Standard banknote
P# 5
100 Franga
(1940)

Standard banknote
P# 8
100 Franga
(1945)

Standard banknote
P# 14
100 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote
P# 21
100 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
145 × 85 mm
P# 26, P# 30
500 Lekë
1947

Standard banknote
P# 22
500 Lekë
1949-1957

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

Standard banknote
P# 23
1,000 Lekë
1949-1957

Standard banknote
175 × 94 mm
P# 27A, P# 32

New lek (1965-date)

100 Qindarka = 1 Lek

Available for swap 1 Lek
1964-1976

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

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

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

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

Standard banknote
P# 49
25 Lekë
1964-1976

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

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

Standard banknote
P# 48A
100 Leke
1964-1976

Standard banknote
170 × 93 mm
P# 39, P# 46
100 Leke
1991

Standard banknote
P# 47
100 Leke
1993-1996

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

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

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

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

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

Standard banknote
125 × 65 mm
500 Leke
1991-1996

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

Standard banknote
170 × 78 mm
P# 53, P# 60
500 Leke
1994

Standard banknote
170 × 78 mm
P# 57
Available for swap 500 Lekë
2001-2015

Standard banknote
145 × 68 mm
P# 68, P# 72
1 000 Leke
1992-1996

Standard banknote
178 × 78 mm
P# 54, P# 61
1 000 Leke
1994

Standard banknote
178 × 78 mm
P# 58
1,000 Lekë
1996

Standard banknote
152 × 72 mm
P# 65
Available for swap 1,000 Lekë
2001-2011

Standard banknote
152 × 72 mm
P# 69, P# 73
Available for swap 2 000 Leke
2007-2012

Standard banknote
160 × 72 mm
P# 74
50 Lek valutë
(1992)

Standard banknote
P# 50
5 000 Leke
2001

Standard banknote
160 × 72 mm
P# 70
5,000 Lekë
2007-2013

Standard banknote
153 × 72 mm
P# 75
Available for swap 5 000 Leke
2017-2019

Standard banknote

Trial Strikes (1965-date)

100 Qindarka = 1 Lek

100 Lekë
(1985)

Trial banknote
P# 46A

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