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1 Lek

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Features

Country Albania
Period Socialist Republic (1945-1990)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1964-1976
Value 1 Lek (1 ALL)
Currency New lek (1965-date)
Composition Paper
Size 105 × 55 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 01-01-1992
References P# 33,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
P# 40
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Albanian peasant woman with a sheaf of wheat standing next to a mechanic

Lettering:
BANKA E SHTETIT SHQIPTAR
NJË LEK
I PAGUHET PRURËSIT ME TË PARË

Translation:
State Bank of Albania
One lek
Payment to the bearer on demand

Engraver: Hysen Devolli

Reverse

Rozafa Castle of Shkodër on a hilltop in the center, National Coat of Arms above denomination at right

Lettering:
BANKA E SHTETIT SHQIPTAR
Një lek
LIGJA DËNON ATA QË FABRIKOJNË DHE NDAJNË BILETA TË FALLSIFIKUARA

Translation:
State Bank of Albania
One lek
The law punishes those who fabricate and distribute counterfeit banknotes

Engraver: Hysn Devolli

Comments

Printed in the People's Republic of China.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1964  10% P# 33a; Issued note; watermark, curved and repeated BSHSH
1964  0% P# 33s; Specimen, overprint MODEL or SPECIMEN
1976  1.32 90% P# 40a; Issued note; watermark, repeated BSHSH curved around star
1976  1.1% P# 40s1; Red overprint SPECIMEN with all-zeros serial number
1976  1.6% P# 40s2; Red overprint SPECIMEN with normal serial number
1976  0.5% P# 40s3; Large blue overprint SPECIMEN on obverse; black overprint E PRANUESHME on reverse

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