Kyrgyzstan issues two commemorative banknotes

The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan has issued on 20 October 2014 new 100 and 200 som banknotes in commemoration of the 150th birthday of poet and singer Toktogul Satylganov (25 October 1864 - 17 February 1933) and the 100th birthday of poet Alykul Osmonov (21 March 1915 - 12 December 1950). Only 3,000 pieces of each denomination have been issued.

From the website for the 100 som note: "Golden profile of Toktogul Satylganov is depicted against white background of the watermark framed with the national ornament and bluish commemorative inscription “Toktogulga 150 zhyl” (“Toktogul is 150 years old”). Commemorative inscription, ornament and profile are made by means of offset printing. The banknote is covered with special lacquer coating Securicoat™. Latent image is made by means of rainbow-colored image Dynamic©. (...) the serial number begins with the abbreviation TC 150 (Toktogul Satylganov - 150 years) and then the serial number (0001 to 3000)."

And the 200 som banknote shows on a white field a golden quill drawing blue waves with the commemorative inscription "Alykul Osmonov is 100 years old". The commemorative inscription, patterns and profiles are all made with the intaglio printing technique. The serial number begins with the abbreviation AO (Alykul Osmonov) and subsequent serial number (0001 to 3000).

Steven Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 08:05 am | | news
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