Georgia

Georgia new sig/date (2013) 5-lari note confirmed

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5 lari, 2013. Like NBG B48, but new date and signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Nodar Khaduri).

Courtesy of Dmitri Chokhonelidze.

South Ossetia asserts right to issue coins and notes

According to this 1 August 2013 post in Russian on South Ossetia's official gazette web site, the disputed republic in the South Caucasus has passed a law authorizing the issuance of new banknotes and coins denominated in Russian rubles.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Georgia new sig/date (2012) 100-lari note confirmed

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100 lari, 2012. Like NBG B52, but new date and signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Dmitri Gvindadze).

Courtesy of Dmitri Chokhonelidze.

Georgia new sig/date (2012) 10-lari note confirmed

10 lari (US$6.05), 2012. Like NBG B49 (P71), but new date and new signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Dmitri Gvinadze).

Courtesy of Дмитрий Чохонелидзе and Dmitry Zagorenko (http://bonistica.ru).

Georgia new sig/date (2011) 50-lari note confirmed

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50 lari (US$30), 2011. Like NBG B51 (P73), but new date and signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Dmitri Gvindadze).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Georgia new sig/date (2011) 5-lari note confirmed

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5 lari (US$3), 2011. Like NBG B48 (P70), but new signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Dmitri Gvinadze) and date.

Courtesy of Дмитрий Чохонелидзе and Dmitry Zagorenko (http://bonistica.ru).

Georgia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Georgia

The Georgia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 16-page catalog covers every note (92 types and varieties, including 11 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Republic of Georgia from 1919 to 1921, and the National Bank of Georgia from 1993 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Georgia new sig/date (2011) 20-lari note confirmed


20 lari (US$12.10), 2011. Like P72, but new date and signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Kakha Baindurashvili). Intro: 06.06.2011.

Georgia 500-lari note information sought



While working on the Georgian chapter of The Banknote Book catalog, the authenticity of the above pictured 500-lari note dated 1995 came into question. The SCWPM lists this as Pick 60, without image, and indicates the note was unissued. The National Bank of Georgia makes no mention of this note on its site, although this denomination is listed in the annual report of 1998, which shows zero such notes in circulation, so it appears the denomination was anticipated but unissued for some reason. I’ve also been told that the note may have been issued for intrabank transactions only.

Does anyone have any information about this note, or better yet, actually own this note? If so, please click the Contact button at left or post a comment.

UPDATE: The National Bank of Georgia has confirmed that the 500-lari banknote was never in circulation nor sold for numismatics and that it is used only for souvenir purposes.

Georgia new date (2008) 100-lari note confirmed


100 lari (US$60). Like Pick 74, but new date (2008) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Peter Kelly.

Georgia 2002 10-lari error note confirmed


The 10-lari note dated 2002 (Pick 71) has been discovered to have an error in the spelling of the denomination on the back. Specifically, it was incorrectly spelled “Fen Lari” (middle image) instead of “Ten Lari” (bottom image). This mistake was corrected in later printings also dated 2002.

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko and Thomas Augustsson.

Georgia new date (2008) 20-lari note confirmed


Like P72, but new date (2008) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Dmitriy Litvak.

Georgia new date (2008) 5-lari note confirmed


5 lari (US$3), 2008. Like P70, but new date and new signatures. 115 x 61 mm.

Courtesy of Krassimir Dimitrov.

Georgia issues revised 10- and 50-lari notes dated 2008




On 9 December 2008, the National Bank of Georgia introduced 10- and 50-lari notes dated 2008. The notes are similar to earlier issues of the same denominations, but have enhanced security features. The new 10-lari note has two relief inscriptions of the nominal value 10 imprinted above the oak-leaf on the front. Also, the numeral 10 is printed with OVI for a color-changing optical effect when the banknote is tilted.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Dmitriy Litvak.

Georgia new date (2007) 1- and 10-lari notes confirmed


1 lari (US$0.60), 2007. Like P68, but new date and new signatures.


10 lari (US$6.25), 2007. Like P71, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Georgia new 200-lari note confirmed


Yellow. Front: Partisan Kaikhosro (Kakutsa) Cholokashvili; fragments of relief images of Georgian cultural artifacts. Back: Sokhumi, capital of breakaway region of Abkhaz; relief fragments of the iconostasis found in the Tsebelda village of Gulribshi region. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 200. Watermark: Kaikhosro Cholokashvili with electrotype 200 GEL. Printer: (G&D). 146 x 72 mm. 2006. Signature 4. Intro: 15.04.2007.

This is the first regular issue note to use LOOK (Laser Originated Optical Key), a security feature that creates laser-induced effects in the substrate, print color, foil, and varnish.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko and Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle.