Bishkek, May 12, 2023. /Kabar/. An exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency has opened at the National Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan. The exhibition presents expositions on the history of the national currency with samples of banknotes from 1993-2017, commemorative collectible coins issued over a 30-year period and coins of various denominations. On May 10, 2023, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the national som, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic issued updated banknotes of the fifth series in denominations of 200, 500 and 1000 soms. The main direction in the plots of the new series of banknotes of the national currency - the reflection of the historical and cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan - remained unchanged. Portraits of representatives of art and culture on the front side and sights of the republic on the reverse side of the banknotes have been preserved. The main color and size of banknotes also remained unchanged. The new banknotes of Kyrgyzstan contain a three-level complex of modern security elements that provide reliable protection against counterfeiting. All banknotes of the national currency have the status of an official means of payment in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and are subject to mandatory acceptance as a means of payment, regardless of the year of issue.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency