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100 Lekë 1957, Albania

in Krause book Number: 30а
Years of issue: 1957
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1957 Series
Specimen of: 1949
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 145 х 85
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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100 Lekë 1957




Abbreviation of Albanian State Bank B.SH.SH in a circle.


100 Lekë 1957

Soldier in uniform of Albanian peoples army. Red tie means belong to the communist movement (since partisan detachments).

On background are Albanian mountains.

On the basis of the partisan detachments, the formation of an army began, which, in 1945, began to receive Soviet-made weapons.

On January 11, 1946, the People’s Republic of Albania was proclaimed. The armed forces of this republic were known as the Albanian Popular Army.

After the end of the war, the international situation on the borders of Albania remained difficult due to the onset of the Cold War. On May 14, 1955, Albania joined the Warsaw Pact, December 14, 1955 was admitted to the UN. The collective security system reduced the risk of a direct armed attack on the country and reduced the number of armed forces. In the period from May 1955 to May 1958, the number of armed forces of Albania was reduced by 9 thousand people.

On March 12, 1958, the Sport Committee of the Friendly Armies was created, in which the armed forces of Albania participated.

In the late 1950s, relations between Albania and the USSR deteriorated, and in foreign policy the country shifted to the PRC. In 1961, Albania recalled the embassy from the USSR (after which cooperation with the USSR and the socialist countries of Eastern Europe was discontinued) and ceased military cooperation through the ATS, and since the beginning of 1962, economic interaction within the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance has almost completely ceased. The basis of domestic policy was proclaimed the idea of ​​"self-reliance".


On top 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."

On right and left sides are the ears of wheat.

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 1957

Patterned background.

To the right and to the left there are fruits and vegetables, symbolizing the fertility of the Albanian land.

Among them are recognized: apples, corn, grapes and hop.

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 1949, a series of banknotes in denominations of 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 lekё were introduced. The second series with a similar design was introduced in 1957.