Kazakhstan new 5,000-tenge note (B158a) reported for introduction on 25.12.2023

On 15 November 2023, the National Bank of Kazakhstan unveiled a new family of notes that will have a staggered introduction from 2023 to 2025. The designs are based on the elements of “Saka style” and reflects the heritage of the country, from the unique nomad culture to modern Kazakhstan. The new notes will circulate in parallel with preceding issues for at least one year, after which older notes will be gradually withdrawn.

B158 (PNL): 5,000 теңге (tenge) (US$13)

Red and purple. Front (vertical): Kazakh text; golden eagle detail and 6th or 7th century BCE ornament found in Taldy II Kurgan burial mound; “Tree of Life” detail of sacred branch with hovering bird from headgear of 3rd or 4th century BCE “Golden Man” found in the Issyk kurgan burial mound; DNA spiral; national emblem. Back: Kazakh text; Charin Canyon in outline of infinity ornament; 7th or 8th century BCE golden eagle ornament found in the Berel Mounds “Valley of the Kings” as gold-to-jade RollingStar Patch; perched golden eagle; circular Kazakh symbol. Windowed security thread with demetalized text. Watermark: Samruk bird with electrotype 5000. Printer: (BFoNBK). 140 x 70 mm. Paper.

a. 2023. Sig. 8: Suleymanov. Intro: 25.12.2023.

Courtesy of Dmitriy Litvak, Don Ludwig, and Stane Straus (polymernotes.org).

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