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

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

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