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The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic 

The collection coin «1000th year anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn» 


On November 1, 2016 the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic issued into circulation the collection coin «1000th year anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn». The coin has been issued for preservation and further development of the historical and cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan. 

The front face of the coin features a portrait of Zhusup Balasagyn with a silhouette of Zhusup Balasagyns mausoleum in Kashgar and a fragment of Burana Tower against the background. The left side of the coin contains the name of «Kutadgu Bilig» poem manuscript written in Uigur using the local gilding technology; the weight of the coin (28,28g) and metal alloy (Ag 925°) are also given here. The denomitation of the coin is stated on the right side of the coin. The lower part of the coin reads «Жусуп Баласагынга 1000 жыл» («1000th year anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn»). 

The reverse side of the coin contains stylized lines from Zhusup Balasagyns poem «Kutadgu Bilig» and an image of the landmark of the Karakhanid epoch - Burana Tower against the background of the Kyrgyz mountains. The upper part of the coin illustrates the coat of arms of the Kyrgyz Republic while the lower part shows the year of issue of the coin (2016) and contains inscription which reads «Кыргыз Республикасынын Улуттук банкы» (the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic). 


The coins have the status of the legal tender on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.   


Specifications of the coin 




Year of issue  


Weight (g)  

Size (mm)  

Issue limit (pieces)  


Price (Som)  

1000th year anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn

10 Som  


Ag 925  


38,61 х 38,61 



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