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Metal leks and qindarkes - modern coins of Albania

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • the Country code:
  • Albania, Republic
  • Lek
  • Tirana
  • of 27 400 sq. km
  • Albanian (state), Greek
  • AL (ALB) 008

Republic Albania Monetary unit is the lek which consists from 100 qindarkes. In a money turnover there are coins of denomination 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 lek.

In 1965, in Albania of denomination aluminium coins have been entered into 5, 10, 20 both 50 qindarkes and 1 lek. In 1995 and 1996 a new series of coins of denomination in 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lek, and bimetallic coins 100 lek has been manufactured have been added in 2000.

On face sides of coins there is an inscription "Republika e Shqiperise" (Republic Albania) and year of production. On backs of coins significance of nominal value is represented. The plotting on an obverse:

  • 1 lek: the Pelican
  • 5 lek: the Eagle from a flag of Albania
  • 10 lek: the Lock of the city of Berat
  • 20 lek: the Vessel
  • 50 lek: the Portrait of the Illyrian king
  • 100 lek: the Portrait Illyrian queens Teuta
  • 500 lek: the Portrait Skanderbeg

Nominal value: 10 lek
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Brass
the Note:
the Obverse 10 lek of Albania the Reverse 10 lek of Albania
Nominal value: 20 lek
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Brass
the Note:
the Obverse 20 lek of Albania the Reverse 20 lek of Albania
Nominal value: 50 lek
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 50 lek of Albania the Reverse 50 lek of Albania

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