The commemorative banknote of the national currency with face value 2000 Som was awarded as the Best New Currency Innovation during the Banknote Conference 2018 in Dallas, TX, USA on 21 May 2018.  

Banknote Conference is the main conference in banknote industry that providing information on the latest leading technology trends in banknote production.  

The Best New Currency Innovation award presents by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) that recognizes usage of the new state-of art technology. The commemorative 2000 Som banknote received this award as the first note to use the latest security feature micro optical stripe MOTION® SURFACE™.