5 Franka Ari


Country Albania
Issuing bank National Bank of Albania
Period First Republic (1925-1928)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1926
Value 5 Franka Ari = 25 Lek (25 ALK)
Currency Old lek (1926-1965)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 221079
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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.
And 2 more volumes.


Bust of child in Middle-Albania dress at right

Banka Kombëtare e Shqipnis
Banca Nazionale d'Albania

Pesë Franka Ari
Cinque Franchi Oro

National Bank of Albania

Five Golden Francs


Humpback bridge with value at left


Translation: Five


Monogram BNA (Banca Nazionale d'Albania)

5 Franka Ari -  obverse

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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)  33% P#2a; Alberti-Gambino
ND (1926)  67% P#2b; Bianchini-Gambino
ND (1926)  0% P#2s; Sample (overprinted "Annullato")

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