Banknote of the Year 2013

06 Apr 2022  Wed

The IBNS 'Bank Note of the Year is awarded to a banknote issued during the preceding year and it is judged on artistic merit, design, and security features. The winning entry of 2013, for notes issued during 2012, is a 1,000 Tenge denomination Kazakhstani note. This is the third consecutive year Kazakhstan won the award.

The 2012 winning banknote was designed collaboratively by De La Rue of England and the National Bank. This is the second consecutive year that Kazakhstani note had received this honor. The note was issued on 12 December 2013.

The stunning design, predominantly in warm hues of yellow, brown, and gold is dedicated to “Kultegin - the Monument of the Turkic Runic Writing” whose effigy appears on the vertical format face of the note along with the modern “Kazak Eli” monument. The horizontal format reverse side highlights petroglyphic drawings of Turkic warriors against a background monument to Turkic writing.

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