Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Georgia to issue new banknote series in 2016

The National Bank of Georgia plans to issue a new series of 20, 50, and 100 Lari banknotes in 2016. 5 and 10 Lari notes will be issued at a later stage.

The new notes will depict the same iconic faces but with more vibrant colors and will be slightly larger than the current notes.

20 Lari

Front: Publishing house; magazine Sakartvelos Moambe and newspaper Iveria; personal belongings including lens, watch, pen, and inkpot; Georgian writer Ilia Chavchavadze

Back: Panoramic view of old Tbilisi featuring the Narikala fortress; equestrian monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali

50 Lari

Front: Cave monastery in Vardzia; Queen Tamar; XIII-century bas-relief from Pitareti Virgin Mari Monastery

Back: Astrological sign of Sagittarius from a Georgian miniature manuscript of the XII century

100 Lari

Front: Poet Shota Rustaveli; VII-century bas-relief of biblical story “Daniel in the Den of Lions” from Martvili Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary; poem “The Knight in the Tiger Skin”

Back: Gas lamp post; the Zakaria Paliashvili Tbilisi State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet on Freedom Square in Tbilisi

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