Georgia new 50-lari commemorative note (B259) reported for introduction in 2025

Scheduled for introduction in 2025, this 50-lari note commemorates the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Georgia’s currency, the lari. The winning entry in a design competition came from Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions, a renowned Swiss company founded in 1952. Their design centers on a powerful theme including Georgia’s rich history and cultural heritage interwoven with its vision for the future—a modern, European, and economically independent nation.

The banknote features a vertical layout instead of the traditional horizontal format. This symbolizes Georgia’s progress towards a sustainable future. Bright colors metaphorically represent the nation’s rich cultural diversity. The front of the note showcases Georgia’s modernity, highlighting its current achievements. The back depicts the nation’s rich history and cultural heritage.

B259 (PNL): 50 lari (US$19)

Purple, pink, green, blue, and yellow. Front (vertical): English and Georgian text; Cash Center of the National Bank of Georgia in Tiblisim; map of Georgia; coat of arms of Georgia. Back (veritcal): English and Georgian text; four ancient coins. Security thread unknown. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: (Unknown). Dimensions unknown. Substrate unknown.

a. 2025. Sig. unknown. Intro: Expected 2025. Unconfirmed.

Courtesy of Augusto De la Canale.

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