Latest Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are Solomon Islands: 10-Dollar Note, Peru: 200-Sol Note, Egypt: 20-Pound Note,Kazakhstan: 10,000-Tenge Note, Tonga: 10-pa'anga Note

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IBNS Journal 62-4

includes articles on Banknotes following WWII, Royal Cypher on British India Banknotes, Sir John Houblon and the £50 Note, Confessions of a (Mauritian) One-Dollar Note, 1843 and the full list of World Heritage Sites on Banknotes.
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Kyrgyzstan: 500-Som Note

Nominated by Vitalii Hashchak, IBNS Member 13053

Note B239 (PNL): 500 com (som) (US$7.15)
Predominant Colour(s) Violet
Front Kyrgyz text; ornament with denomination in gold-to-jade OVI; “Manas” storyteller Sayakbai Karalaev; mountains; diamond pattern as registration device
Back Kyrgyz text; diamond pattern; Mausoleum of Manas; mountains
Watermark Sayakbai Karalaev with electrotype 500
Additional Security Windowed security thread with demetalized 500 com
Printer De La Rue
Size 144 x 68 mm Paper
Introduced 10/05/2023
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book