Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Albania 5 leke KM#76 varieties

I received yesterday the 2011 issue of the Albanian 5 leke. I noticed some differences with previous issues, so, I decided to scan my items and show the results here:

Closer detail of the branch, where 2011 issue has no nodule:

Detail of the 'LEKE' word, where 2011 issue is a bit thinner:

Closer detail of the eagles' heads and upper lettering, where 2000 issue is a clearly different typography. Also, 2011 letters are smaller than 1995:

Detail of the years' typographies and sizes:


  1. Is this 2011 issue magnetic(Nickel-plated steel?)like 1 lek 2008,10 leke 2009 and 20 leke 2012?
    Thank you for your answer!

  2. Yes, this 5 leke 2011 is magnetic core. Exactly like 1995 and 2000, Nickel-plated steel.