The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has issued a 5,000-som banknote on 1 July 2013, surpassing the 1,000-som note (B212) introduced in 2001 as the largest denomination.
Since 1940, the Uzbek language has been written in Cyrillic script, but following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Latin script has been officially re-introduced. This is the first note on which Latin script is used.
B213 (PNL): 5,000 so’m (US$2.35)
Green, blue, and brown. Front: Uzbek text; coat of arms. Back: Uzbek text; Oliy Majlis parliament building with flag in Tashkent. Windowed security thread with demetalized UZB. Watermark: Coat of arms and eletrotype 5000. Printer: (Uzbekistan). 144 x 77 mm.
a. 2013. Prefix AA – UZ. Intro: 01.07.2013.
Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Dennis Zammit, and Brekke.ru.