5 Franka Ari

Features

Country Albania
Period First Republic (1925-1928)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1926
Value 5 Franka Ari (5 ALK)
Currency Old lek (1926-1965)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 2
  • 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

Bust of child in Middle-Albania dress at right

Lettering:
Banka Kombëtare e Shqipnis
Banca Nazionale d'Albania

Pesë Franka Ari
Cinque Franchi Oro

Translation:
National Bank of Albania

Five Golden Francs

Reverse

Humpback bridge with value at left

Lettering:
Pesë
Cinque

Translation: Five

Watermark

Monogram BNA (Banca Nazionale d'Albania)

5 Franka Ari -  obverse

© nicolo.magnani

Comments

In 1925, after the election of Zog as President of Albania, upon the suggestion of the League of Nations, Italy promoted the foundation of the National Bank of Albania. In 1926 the Bank issued banknotes in Golden Francs, with face values from 1 to 100.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1926)  56% P#2a; Alberti-Gambino
ND (1926)  44% P#2b; Bianchini-Gambino
ND (1926)  0% P#2s; Sample (overprinted "Annullato")

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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