Banner Albania

5.000 Lekë

Issuing authority: Banka e Shqiperise

Original size: 160 x 72 mm

AL - B319a

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Vorderseite: Porträt von Gjergj Kastrioti (1405 – 1468), besser bekannt als Skanderbeg oder Iskander Bey; Schild mit doppelköpfigem Adler; Schwert.
Rückseite: Statue von Skanderbeg zu Pferd; Skanderbegs Helm; Die Burg von Krujë, auf der Skanderbeg lebte.

Front side: Portrait of Gjergj Kastrioti (1405 – 1468), better known as Skanderbeg or Iskander Bey; Shield with double headed eagle; Sword.
Back side: Statue of Skanderbeg sitting on a horse; Skanderbeg's helmet; Krujë Castle, where Skanderbeg lived.

B316a

(P-66)

Dated 1996.
Signatures of Kristaq LunikuSignature of K. Luniku (as GUVERNATORI) and Palok KolnikajSignature of P. Kolnikaj (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Gjergj Kastrioti as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Holographic patch (shield) on the front side. 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 on front 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. Futhermore the holographic patch on front is different now as well.

B319a

(P-70)

Dated 2001.
Signatures of Dr. Shqëlqim CaniSignature of Dr. S. Cani (as GUVERNATORI) and Palok KolnikajSignature of P. Kolnikaj (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Gjergj Kastrioti as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Holographic patch (shield) on the front side. 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 and the holographic patch has been changed once again.

B321a

(P-75)

Dated 2007.
Signatures of Ardian FullaniSignature of A. Fullani (as GUVERNATORI) and Valer MihoSignature of V. Miho (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Gjergj Kastrioti and cornerstones as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Holographic patch (shield) on the front side. 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 Thomas de la Rue, United Kingdom.

B321b

(P-75)

Dated 2013.
Signatures of Ardian FullaniSignature of A. Fullani (as GUVERNATORI) and Dorian ÇollakuSignature of D. Çollaku (as DREJTORI). Portrait of Gjergj Kastrioti and cornerstones as watermark. Windowed security thread with demetalized text on the front side. Heraldic eagle as registration device. Holographic patch (shield) on the front side. 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 Thomas de la Rue, United Kingdom.

Remarks

Introduced on 1. January 1999.