IBNS Journal 62-3

includes articles on George Duval, Banknote Designer; Romanian Heraldry; China Puppet Banknote Vignettes; World Heritage On Banknotes.
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Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are United Arab Emirates: 1000-Dirham Note, Argentina: 2000-Pesos Note, Kyrgyzstan: 500-Som Note, South Africa: 50-Rand Note and Jamaica: 1000-Dollar Note

Do you know of a banknote that will be issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2023?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (


Kyrgyzstan: 500-Som Note

Nominated by Vitalii Hashchak, IBNS Member 13053

NoteB239 (PNL): 500 com (som) (US$7.15)
Predominant Colour(s)Violet
FrontKyrgyz text; ornament with denomination in gold-to-jade OVI; “Manas” storyteller Sayakbai Karalaev; mountains; diamond pattern as registration device
BackKyrgyz text; diamond pattern; Mausoleum of Manas; mountains
WatermarkSayakbai Karalaev with electrotype 500
Additional SecurityWindowed security thread with demetalized 500 com
PrinterDe La Rue
Size144 x 68 mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book