New banknote series released into circulation in Kazakhstan

New banknote series released into circulation in Kazakhstan

A new banknote has been released into circulation in Kazakhstan. The 5,000 tenge denomination is the first to feature a new design. This is part of the fifth series of national currency banknotes, based on elements of the Saka style. This style is considered the progenitor of traditional Kazakh ornamentation, reflecting the country’s heritage from the unique culture of nomads to modern-day Kazakhstan. Since 1993, Kazakhstan has issued four series of banknotes, including ‘Portraits’, ‘Al-Farabi’, ‘Baiterek’, and ‘Qazaq Eli/Samruk’. According to experts, tenge is one of the world’s most secure banknotes, with the new release maintaining this reputation.

“The first feature is a golden intaglio. The National Emblem of Kazakhstan is depicted with a high-relief layer of golden metallic paint. The second feature is a mark for people with impaired vision. On the front side of the banknote, along the edges, there are distinct convex high relief elements. There is also a two-color security thread. When tilting the angle of the banknote, a dynamic pulsating effect appears, involving two colors – red and blue. The fourth protective element is a volumetric image of the Berkut artifact - a patch. When the banknote is rotated, there is a transition effect from the digital depiction of the denomination to an ornament, accompanied by a dynamic effect of the solar sign’s rays diverging sideways,” said Askat Mukamadiyev, Head of Banknote and Coin Examination Department at the National Bank of Kazakhstan.