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100 Lekë 1976, Albania

in Krause book Number: 46b
Years of issue: 1976
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1976 Issue
Specimen of: 1976
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 176 х 95
Printer: China Banknote Printing and Minting, Shanghai

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100 Lekë 1976




Abbreviation of Albanian State Bank BSHSH, in a semicircle, near five-pointed star (repeated).


100 Lekë 1976

The Ulëz Hydroelectric Power Station

The worker, with pride, shows the Albanian pioneer a modern, powerful hydroelectric power station.

There is an assumption that the banknote shows the Ulëz hydroelectric station (in the city of Ulëz, Albania).

It is a big dam supplying a lot of electricity to Albania and the city itself. The dam gets it water from a reservoir with the Mat river flowing in to it. The electrical capacity of the Dam is 25.2 MW. And is still active today.

Ulëz is a town and a former municipality in the Dibër County, northern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Mat. It was once part of the Oher Municipality, which was later divided between Mat and Mirditë. The region contains the recently proclaimed Ulza Regional Nature Park.


Top, right is the Coat of arms of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania 1946-1992.

"The coat of arms of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania is an image of a black double-headed eagle, framed by two bunches of wheat ears, which have a five-pointed red star at the top and are tied at the bottom with a red ribbon on which the date" May 24, 1944 "is written."

At the bottom is an inscription::"Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar. I Paguhet Prurёsit Me Tё Parё".

In English: "Bills of Albanian State Bank should be accepted everywhere in the country".


100 Lekë 1976

Steel worker and well rigger standing on background of oil derricks (oil field) and oil refinery.

oil refinery Patos Marinza Patos Marinza

There is an assumption that the oil derricks, in the oil field, to the right of the well rigger, is the Patos Marinza field.

Patos Marinza is an Albanian oil field that was discovered in 1928. It is the biggest on-shore oil field in Europe, and with its 11,854 barrels (1,884.6 m3) every day the biggest oil producing field in Albania. The Patos Marinza oil field is located 10 kilometers (6 mi.) east of the city of Fier, in south central Albania. Its proven reserves are about 2 billion barrels (320×106 m3). Patos Marinzas has only heavy oil and is in production since the 1930s.

Top tight is, again, the coat of arms of Albania.

Inscription at the bottom:"Ligja dёnon ata qё fabrikojnё dhe ndajne bileta tё fallsifikuara".

In English: "Forgery of state bills is punishable by law".


In 1965, notes (dated 1964) were introduced by the Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 lekë. A second series of notes was issued in 1976 when the country changed its name to the People's Socialist Republic.