Banner Albania

500 Lekë

Issuing authority: Banka e Shqiperise

Original size: 145 x 68 mm

AL - B317a

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Vorderseite: Porträt des albanischen Politikers und Volkshelden Ismail Qemali (1844 – 1919); Doppelköpfiger Adler; Füllfederhalter.
Rückseite: Büro, in welchem die Unabhänigkeit ausgerufen wurde; Telegraf, mit welchem die Erklärung übertragen wurde; Gebäude, in dem sich dies alles abspielte.

Front side: Portrait of the Albanien politician and national hero Ismail Qemali (1844 – 1919); Double headed eagle; Fountain pen.
Back side: The office, where independence was proclaimed, Telegraph machine used to transmit that declaration; Building, where these events took place.

B314a

(P-64)

Dated 1996.
Signatures of Kristaq LunikuSignature of K. Luniku (as GUVERNATORI) and Palok KolnikajSignature of P. Kolnikaj (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Ismail Qemali as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Purple OVISecurity element based on optical variable ink element (detailed outline of the Bank of Albania building) on the front side. One horizontal and one vertical black 6-digit serial number on the front side. Both have a two-letter prefix and digits of the same size. Printed by Thomas de la Rue, United Kingdom.

Starting with the note dated 2001 the OVI elementSecurity element based on optical variable ink element on the front side has slightly changed. While having been much more detailed on the 1996 issue, it has now changed to a simplified outline of the Bank of Albania building.

B317a

(P-68)

Dated 2001.
Signatures of Dr. Shqëlqim CaniSignature of Dr. S. Cani (as GUVERNATORI) and Palok KolnikajSignature of P. Kolnikaj (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Ismail Qemali as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Purple OVISecurity element based on optical variable ink element (simplified outline of the Bank of Albania building) on the front side. One horizontal and one vertical black 6-digit serial number on the front side. Both have a two-letter prefix and digits of the same size. Printed by François-Charles Oberthur, France.

Starting with the note dated 2007 cornerstones have been added as an additional watermark element.

B317b

(P-72)

Dated 2007.
Signatures of Ardian FullaniSignature of A. Fullani (as GUVERNATORI) and Valer MihoSignature of V. Miho (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Ismail Qemali and cornerstones as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Purple OVI Security element based on optical variable ink element (simplified outline of the Bank of Albania building) on the front side. One horizontal and one vertical black 6-digit serial number on the front side. Both have a two-letter prefix and digits of the same size. Printed by Thomas de la Rue, United Kingdom.

Remarks

Introduced on 11. July 1997.