ALBANIA Paper Money INDEX,
1905 - Present Issues

     

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Republika e Shqipėrisė  ALBANIA Banknotes, 1905 - Present Issues

REPUBLIKA E SHQIPĖRISĖ ALBANIA
Republic of Albania

1190 Principality; 1204 Epirus; 1259 Naples; 1368 Principality; 1384 TUR; 1392 Venice;1417 TUR; 1912 ALB; 1916 FRA; 1917 HUN; 1926 ITA; 1943 DEU; 1946 PR ALB; 1976 PS ALB; 1991 ALB
TUR currency <1912; FRA / ITA / AUT /
GRC / CHE / USA 1912-25; ALB 1905 - 1917 - 1925 >>
ALBANIA currency history
 
Arvanid Sanjak (Ottoman Albania) Turkish currency 1844 - 1925

OTTOMAN EMPIRE Banknotes, 1840-61

TURKEY, 1852-61

OTTOMAN EMPIRE banknotes, 1876-88

OTTOMAN EMPIRE banknotes, 1877-78

TURKEY banknotes, 1863

Turkey banknotes 1873-1914

TURKEY banknotes, 1915-17 TURKEY banknotes, 1912-17

Foreign Currencies Also Circulating in Albania from 1912-25

Austria

France

Greece
AUSTRIA, 1904-14 AUSTRIA, 1904-44 AUSTRIA, 1916-18 FRANCS, 1871-1909 FRANCE, 1926-37 FRANCE, 1937-45

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Italy

Switzerland

USA

Other "Gold backed" currencies may have also circulated prior to Albanian currency being released in 1925
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The first banknotes of attritutable to Albania was the 1905 French Loan Issue, then the Regional issues of 1917-25 followed by the Regular issues of 1925 >>
 

TYPE PAGE CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

· ARVANID SANJAK
· Ottoman Albania

1417 TUR Rule; 16.9.1912 TUR grants autonomy
ALBANIA Paper Money, 1905 French Loan Issue N500 N.500 10 Frank (Francs) 1905 Emprunt National Albanais,
French Loan Issue

REGNUM ALBANIAE
Kingdom of Albania

28.11.1912 Independence proclaimed; 30.5.1913 Autonomy granted by allies; 21.2.1914 Albanian Principality;
2.8.1920 Indep. recognized by ITA; 1.2.1925 ALB Republic; 27.11.1926 Italo-Albanian Alliance & Security Treaty

REGIONAL ISSUES

Berat

S101 P.S101 - P.S103 50 Qindtar,
0.5 - 1 Lire Italiane
1924-25 Bashkia e Beratit,
Dhoma Tregetare e Beratit

Elbasan

S111 P.S111 - P.S113 0.1 - 0.4 Franga Argjent 1924-25 Bashkia e Elbasan

Fier

Images Needed S121 P.S121 - P.S123 1 Lira - 1 Frank Kart 1921 Bashkia e Fier

Gjirokastėr

S131 P.S131 - P.S133 0.5 - 2 Franga Kart 1920's Bashkia e Gjirokastėr

·  Autonomous Albanian Republic of Korēė

S141 P.S141 - P.S146 0.5 - 1 Franc 1917 Shqipėriė Vetqeveritare - Korēė
Autonomous Albanian Republic of Korēė
S147 P.S147 - P.S152 1918

Koritza

S153 P.S153 - P.S154 0.50 Centimes - 1 Franc 1920 Territoire de Koritza
S155 P.S155 - P.S157 1/2 - 2 Skender 1921
S158 P.S158 - P.S161 25 - 50 Qint, 1 Skender 1921
S162 P.S162 - P.S163 0.10 - 0.25 Franga Argjent 1923

Shkodėr

S171 P.S171 - P.S174 10 - 50 Qindtar 1920 Sigurim Arke - Shkodres Permbe

Vlorė

S181 P.S181 - P.S187 10 Qindtar - 2 Frank Kart 1924 Bashkia e Vlorės

Regular Issues

ALBANIA Paper Money, 1925-26 Issues 1 P.1 - P.4 5 Lek - 100 Franka Ari 1925-26 Banca Nazionale d'Albania

·  MBRETNIJA SHQIPTARE
·  Albanian Kingdom

 27.11.1926 Italo-Albanian Alliance & Security Treaty; Kingdom established 1.9.1928

Provisional Issues

5 P.5 - P.7 5 - 20 Franga 1939 Banca Nazionale d'Albania

Regular Issues

8 P.8 - P.11 100 Franga - 10 Lek 1940 Banca Nazionale d'Albania

· KÖNIGREICH ALBANIEN
· Albanian Kingdom

 9.9.1943 - 17.9.1944  German Occupation
Albania currency used during German occupation

· QEVERIA DEMOKRATIKE E SHQIPĖRISĖ
· Democratic Government of Albanian

 Declared 10.10.1944; In opposition to Germany until 17.11.1944

Provisional Issues

SB.101 SB.101 - SB.114
P.12 - P.14
20 Franka Ari - 100 Franga 1945 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
State Bank of Albania

Circulating Checks (Assegni)

SB201 SB.201-SB.1205 5 - 10 Lek, 20 - 100 Franka,
100 - 5,000 Franga
1943-45 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar,
Overprints & Circulating Checks

REPIBLIKE POPULLORE E SHQIPĖRISĖ
People's Republic of Albania

Established 11.1.1946

Regular Issues

15 P.15 - P.18 5 - 500 Franga 1945 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
19 P.19 - P.27A 10 - 1,000 Lekė 1947 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
24 P.24 - P.27A 1949
28 P.28 - P.32 10 - 1,000 Lekė 1957 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
33 P.33 - P.39 1 - 100 Lekė 1964

Foreign Exchange Certificates

FX1 P.FX1 - P.FX10 5 - 50 Lekė 1950-56 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
FX21 P.FX21 - P.FX27 0.05 - 50 Lekė 1965 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar

REPUBLIKA POPULLORE SOCIALISTE E SHQIPĖRISĖ
People's Socialist Republic of Albania

Established 28.12.1976

Regular Issues

40 P.40 - P.46A 1 - 100 Lekė 1976 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar

REPUBLIKA E SHQIPĖRISĖ
Republic of Albania

Established 29.4.1991
47 P.47 - P.50 100 - 500 Lekė Valutė 1991-92 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
52 P.52 - P.54 200 - 1,000 Lekė 1992 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
55 P.55 - P.61 100 - 1,000 Lekė 1993-96
62 P.62 - P.70 100 - 5,000 Lekė 1996-2001 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
71 P.71 - P.75 200 - 5,000 Lekė 2007 Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar
Images Needed New P.New ? ? Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar

Bono Privatizimi
Privatization Bonds

N1000 N.1000 - N.1004 10,000 - 40,000 Lekė 1996-99 Republika e Shqiperise

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BACKGROUNDER

Albania  has a rich and complex history. The Bank of Albania provides insight to visitors about the currency history with this illuminating description, "Even after the declaration of National Independence in 1912, the country continued to follow the monetary system of the Ottoman Empire, adopted in 1844. The base currency in circulation remained the gold Ottoman lira, which accounted for 100 silver grosh. This situation was a natural consequence of the currency that remained in circulation after the declaration of Independence and the public deposits in that currency. Political and economic developments during WWI and foreign occupants contributed to the circulation of other currencies. The landscape of currencies in circulation during 1912-1926 would perfectly fit the metaphor of Babel in the Bible. In addition to the silver and gold ottoman currency, whose legal tender was envisaged to continue until the issue of the Albanian national currency, other gold currencies circulated in that time in Albania such as American, French, Italian, and Greek."


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