Kazakhstani Tenge is the national currency of
Kazakhstan. The general notation on the bills and coins is just Tenge. Republic
of Kazakhstan has become one of the last countries of the CIS to implement the
national currency. In 1991 a special design group was established: Mendybayev
Alin, Dosbol Kasymov, Agimsaly Duzelkhanov, Timur Suleimenov and Khayrulla
Coins of nominal 5, 10, 20, 50 and 2000 banknote
were introduced. On November 15, 1993 the President of the Republic of
Kazakhstan issued a decree “On introduction of the national currency of the
Republic of Kazakhstan”. On November 15, 1993 tenge has been issued in the
ratio of 1 tenge – 500 USSR rubles. In 1995, Kazakhstan has opened banknote
The first batch of tenge was printed abroad, in
England. The first fractional money - tiyn (1/100 part of tenge) - is in the
form of banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tiyn.
The first coins came from Germany.
In 1994, 200 tenge banknote, sample in 1993 and
500 tenge, sample in 1994;
In 1995, 1000 tenge banknote, sample in 1994;
In 1996, 2000 tenge banknote, sample in 1996;
In 1997, coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 tenge (new
In 1999, 5,000 tenge banknote, sample in 1998;
In 2000, 200 and 500 tenge banknotes, sample in
1999 (amended design);
Banknotes of 1000 and 2000 tenge, sample in 2000
100 tenge banknote, sample in 2001 (partly
Commemorative banknote of 5000 tenge, sample in
2001, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of
5000 tenge banknote, sample in 2001 (partially
Coin of 100 tenge, sample in 2001;
Banknotes of 200 and 500 tenge, sample in 1999
(partly modified design)
In 2003 10,000 tenge banknote, sample in 2003;
In 2006 are available in the new design
banknotes denominated from 200 to 10,000 tenge.
On January, 5 2010 some commemorative banknotes
were issued in denominations of one thousand tenge sample in 2010, devoted to
Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE.
On January, 17 the National Bank of Kazakhstan
issued a commemorative banknote of 2000 tenge devoted to the continental games.
The Seventh Asian Winter Games - "Asian Games 2011".
On May, 25 2011 a new commemorative banknote of
1000 tenge was put into circulation and it was devoted to Kazakhstan's
chairmanship in the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
On July 4, 2011 to mark the 20th anniversary of
the independence of the Republic, the National Bank of Kazakhstan has issued a
commemorative banknot with the par value of 10,000 tenge.
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