Kyrgyzstan issues first commemorative banknote

On 7 November 2017 the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan has introduced a new commemorative note of 2,000-som. The note has been issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic and the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency. The design reflects the history of the formation of Kyrgyz statehood: from ancient times to the present day. 

From the press release: "On the front side of the banknote the main image is the monument to the national hero Manas, who united the Kyrgyz tribes, which are represented on the banknote in the form of stylized ornamental figures. The image of the symbol "Umai Ene", personifies the oldest deity, which is the progenitor of all Turkic peoples. The image of the traditional dwelling of nomadic peoples - yurts - is a symbol of prosperity and well-being.  

On the reverse side of the banknote the main image is the tree as a symbol of the life and prosperity of the Kyrgyz people. The image of the majestic mountain Khan-Tengri symbolizes the independent spirit of the Kyrgyz people, striving for high achievements and successes. A floating golden eagle against the background of the unique mountain lake Issyk-Kul, symbolizes the openness and freedom of the Kyrgyz people."  

The main security elements are: 

  • Color hologram. When the banknote is tilted from left to right, the figure "25" changes to the national pattern, and vice versa. 
  • Micro-optical band. When you change the viewing angle of the banknote on the strip, the three-dimensional depth effect, the volume effect, the radiance effect and the motion effect become visible. 
  • Hidden image. When the banknote is tilted, rainbow bands appear.
  • An iridiscent strip on the reverse side of the banknote is represented by a two-color image of a soaring bird.
  • Watermark. Three-dimensional multi-tone watermark, an electrotype of digital value. 
  • Pass-through register. Overlapping images on the front and backsides of the banknote make the number "2000". 

Steven Sunday 19 November 2017 at 11:28 am | | news
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