Alexander the Great on the first Albanian


The lek (Albanian: Leku Shqiptar; plural lekë) (sign: L; code: ALL) is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka (singular qindarkë), although qindarka are no longer issued.

Introduced in 1926 by King Ahmet Zogu, the First Lek was named after Alexander the Great. In the front of 1 Lek was the portrait of Alexander the Great and reverse was Alexander on his horse.[citation needed] An other option was that is was named after the Albanian feudal Lekë Dukagjini.[citation needed] The name qindarkë comes from the Albanian qind, meaning one hundred. Qindarkë thus carries the same meaning as centime, cent, centesimo, stotinka, eurocent, etc.

In 1926, bronze coins were introduced in denominations of 5 and 10 qindar leku, together with nickel ¼, ½ and 1 lek, and silver 1, 2 and 5 franga ar. In 1935, bronze 1 and 2 qindar were issued, equal in value to the 5 and 10 qindar leku.

After the Italian occupation, stainless-steel 0.20, 0.50, 1 and 2 lek and silver 5 and 10 lek were introduced, with the silver coins only issued that year but aluminium-bronze 0.05 and 0.10 lek introduced in 1940. These coins were issued until 1941.

In 1947, a new coinage was introduced, consisting of zinc ½, 1, 2 and 5 lekë. This coinage was again minted in 1957 and used until the currency reform of 1965.

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Real Macedonian Greek! says:

Another reason to be proud of my greek ethnicity. You can not steal greek history or change it. MACEDONIA IS GREEK!


Apart from their obvious fraud and illusion,we are talking about idiots at all,who are trying to find their own identity stealing from anyone who find and,especially,while holding their little flags with the symbol of Byzantium!

See this:

Laughter is the minimum for those chicken thieves!