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Development Stages of the National Currency  

  

Banknotes of 1993 year issue (First Issue)  

  

The first banknotes of 1, 5, 20 Som denominations and the banknotes of 1, 10, and 50 tyiyn denominations as a small coins were issued in spring 1993.  

  

Face value  

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

Tyiyn  

10.05.1993 

90 х 70 

Red 

10 

10.05.1993 

90 х 70 

Green 

50 

10.05.1993 

90 х 70 

Blue 

Som  

10.05.1993 

140 х 70 

Red 

10.05.1993 

140 х 70 

Green 

20 

10.05.1993 

140 х 70 

Blue 

   

Banknotes of 19941995 years issue (Second Issue)  

 The second issue of the national currency was followed in 1994-1995 when the banknotes called “the banknotes of the stabilization period” were issued. These banknotes had an improved counterfeit protection than the banknotes of the first issue.  

The banknotes of 1993 year issue were gradually withdrawn from circulation and replaced by the banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Som denominations of 19941995 years issue.  

  

Face value  

(Som) 

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

11.04.1994 

135 х 65 

Brown-yellow 

11.04.1994 

135 х 65 

Blue-yellow 

10 

28.01.1994 

135 х 65 

Green-yellow 

20 

11.04.1994 

135 х 65 

Ocherous 

50 

29.08.1994 

135 х 65 

Pink-violet 

100 

20.03.1995 

135 х 65 

Yellow-grey 

  

  

Banknotes of 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 years issue (Third Issue)  

  

The third issue of the national currency began in 1997. The banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Som denominations were issued gradually. These banknotes have improved security features comparing with the previous issue. The banknotes of high denomination 200, 500, and 1000 Som were issued in 2000.  

  

Face value  

(Som) 

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

07.02.2000 

120 х 60 

Brown-green 

17.12.1997 

135 х 65 

Blue 

10 

17.12.1997 

135 х 65 

Green 

20 

15.08.2002 

135 х 65 

Ocherous 

50 

15.08.2002 

145 х 70 

Pink-violet 

100 

15.08.2002 

150 х 72 

Green light-violet 

200 

28.08.2000 

155 х 74 

Yellow 

02.08.2004 

500 

28.08.2000 

160 х 76 

Dark pink 

01.11.2005 

1000 

28.08.2000 

165 х 78 

Grey-green 

  

 

Circulation coins 

 In 2008, the first metal circulation coins in denominations of 10, 50 tyiyn and 1, 3, 5, Som were put in circulation. In 2009, circulation coins in denominations of 10 Som were put in circulation, and in 2014 circulation coins in denominations of 10 Som with lettering edge were put in circulation. 

 

Face value  

Date of issue 

Metal 

Diameter, 

mm  

Weight, g  

Edge 

Tyiyn 

10  

01.01.2008 

Brass plated steel 

15 

1,3 

Smooth 

50  

01.01.2008 

Brass plated steel 

17 

1,8 

Smooth 

Som 

1  

01.01.2008 

Nickel plated steel 

19 

2,5 

Milled 

3  

01.01.2008 

Nickel plated steel 

21 

3,2 

Milled 

5  

01.01.2008 

Nickel plated steel 

23 

4,2 

Milled 

10  

01.12.2009 

Nickel plated steel 

24,50 

5,4 

Milled 

01.09.2014 

Edge has lettering «Он сом», five-pointed star, «10 СОМ» 

 

Banknotes of 2009-2010 years issue (Fourth Issue)  

The fourth series of the national currency was started in 2009 with a new denomination 5000 Som. Then the modified banknotes of 20, 50, 100 and 200, 500, 1000 Som denominations were put in circulation.   

The banknotes of the fourth series have the original design and improved security features.  

  

Face value  

(Som) 

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

20 

01.07.2009 

120 х 58 

Red 

50 

01.07.2009 

126 х 61 

Orange 

100 

01.07.2009 

132 х 63 

Blue 

200 

01.12.2010 

138 х 66 

Yellow 

500 

01.12.2010 

144 х 68 

Violet 

1000 

01.12.2010 

150 х 71 

Grey 

5 000 

02.03.2009 

156 х 73 

Green 

  

Banknotes of the 2016 year issue (Modified banknotes of the Fourth Issue) 

  

The modified banknotes of the IV series of the 2016 years in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 Soms were issued in 2017-2018. 

The modified banknotes of the IV series of the 2016 years have: 

- Clearly expressed portrait, made by the classical engraved method. 

- Element Mask. The word “coм” appears on the light (except for 20, 50 and 100 Som banknotes). 

- Year of issue: 2016. 

  

Face value  

(Som) 

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

20 

20.12.2018 

120 х 58 

Red 

50 

01.03.2017 

126 х 61 

Orange 

100 

01.03.2017 

132 х 63 

Blue 

200 

01.01.2017 

138 х 66 

Yellow 

500 

01.01.2017 

144 х 68 

Violet 

1000 

01.01.2017 

150 х 71 

Grey 

5 000 

20.12.2018 

156 х 73 

Green 

 

Commemorative banknote in denomination of 2000 Som  

 

The commemorative banknote issued by the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic in celebration of the significant historical events of the country: the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic, 25th anniversary of the establishment of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic and the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency.  

The design of the banknote showcases the Kyrgyz nation from ancient times to the present day through the portrayal of historical, cultural and geological development.  

 

Face value  

(Som) 

Date of issue 

Size, mm 

Color 

2000 

17.11.2017 

156 х 73 

Blue 

 

All banknotes and coins of the national currency are legal tender at the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and they have to be accepted as legal currency regardless of the issued year.