Albania – New family of banknotes.

Virjon Lalollari, Head of the Issue Department of the Banka e Shqipërisë (Bank of Albania), announced that new banknotes of 200 lekë (ALL200.3) and 5,000 lekë (ALL5,000.2) of a completely redesigned new family of banknotes will be released in the fourth quarter of the year.

The notes of the new family have advanced security features that make them harder to counterfeit, with a substrate that has greater longevity. Although he did not mentioned it, it is understood that these notes may be printed on polymer.

Besides the already existing denominations, a new 10,000 lekë banknote (ALL10,000.1) will also be issued next year.