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- Kirghizia, Republic
- of 198 500 sq. km
- Kirghiz (state), Russian (state)
- KG (KGZ) 417
Monetary unit of the Kirghiz Republic is the som entered into the cash circulation in May, 1993, in one and a half year after disintegration the USSR .
The native currency was included into a money turnover by degrees, in three stages. Within the limits of the first (spring of 1993) in
Cash turn-over there were the denominations representing analogue of token coins. During the second issue
1994-1995 have been entered into a turn-over of a denomination of denomination 50, 100 and 200 som, after the third issue in a turn-over
There were notes in nominal values 500 and 1000 som.
On face side of the note of denomination 1 som, coloured mainly in light pink colour, is seated Portrait of the first Kirghiz composer and executor Abdylasa Maldybaeva, on the back this note Musical instruments of the Kirghiz people against the Kirghiz state philharmonic society of a name are represented Toktogula Satylganova.
The face side of a denomination in nominal value of 5 soms contains a portrait of well-known Kirghiz ballerina Bjubjusary Beishenalieva , the plotting of the Kirghiz state academic theatre on the back is seated Opera and ballet of a name of Abdylasa Maldybaeva. Dominating colour of a denomination - dark blue.
On face side of the note of denomination of 10 soms the portrait of the outstanding Kirghiz scientist and the figure is seated Cultures of Kasyma Tynystanova (primary colour - green), the back contains the natural boundary plotting Dzheti-Oguz and mountain ridges of Kirghizia.
The face side of a denomination in nominal value of 20 soms is decorated by a portrait of Kirghiz poet Togolok Moldo, turnaround - The plotting of a tomb of Manas representing a massive structure of XIV century which is in village Tash-Aryk Talassk area of Kirghizia. Dominating colour of the note - orange-brown.
On face side of the note in nominal value of 500 soms the portrait of Sajakbaja Karalaeva known as is represented The poet-improvisator and the national storyteller of the legendary epos of Manas, the back is decorated by a figure The storyteller, possessed against the stylised plotting of various fantastic images (the Kirghiz athlete Manas, " Heavenly mountain" and an eagle-golden eagle as freedom symbol). Dominating colours - pink and The blue.
The Fourth series of notes was opened on March, 02nd, 2009 by a denomination in 5000 som, then within 2009-2010 in the circulation there were notes 20, 50, 100 and 200, 500, 1000 som. All this denominations are modified and have the improved degree of protection against fakes.
It is updated 04.2012