History of Albania Currency
Before 1926 there was not a sign of Albania currency, and the economy of Albania used to run without it for example by exchanging goods from good through the barter system. In February 1926, the official currency in Albania had introduced named as a Lek. The Lek is divided into 100 qindarka, which at that time used to have value but now they do not get used.
Detailed Information About Albania Currency
Alexander the great named of Albania currency as Lek which can be called as Leka in Albanian. The first bronze coin of Albania currency was introduced in 1926 which was of 5 and 10 qindars. After almost 10 years, aluminum coins were launched in the economy of 5, 10, 15 qindars along with 1 Lek. Then in 1996 further new coins were produced by the Albania government
, which were of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Leks. After four years the 100 Lek coin was also added in the collection. The banknotes of Lek can be seen in 100, 500, and 1000 which are now used mostly. These notes are now accepted along with few coins by the shopkeepers in the currency and are known as Albania currency. If you are going from Pakistan, you can buy 1 lek by giving 1.13 rupees to any currency exchange store.