From 29 October 2018, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation the collection coin «Chingiz Aitmatov 90 years» 

of the series «Historical events» 

Collection coin «Chingiz Aitmatov – 90 years» has been issued in honor of the 90th Anniversary of the outstanding Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov. 

The work of Ch. Aitmatov is an invaluable spiritual wealth of the Kyrgyz people. His works have become an indispensable part of the process of education and building of the society. They are a part of the school and university programs in many world countries.  Chingiz Aitmatov will forever remain in the memory and hearts of the people as great writer who revealed the originality and rich history of the Kyrgyz people to the whole world. 

The main theme of the obverse of the coin is the image of the Chingiz Aitmatovs portrait and autograph. The inscription «Чыңгыз Айтматов 90 жыл» / «Chingiz Aitmatov 90 years» is placed around the coin circumference. The face value of the coin is given in its right part. 

On the reverse side of the coin, there is the coat of arms of the Kyrgyz Republic in the upper part. Against the background of the stylized mountains and the lake Issyk-Kul, there are the images of white ship and the mother-deer of his same name works. The year of issue (2018) is stated in the lower part of the coin. 


Each copper-nickel coin with a certificate placed in acrylic capsule and packed into a separate box.   

Specifications of the coin  



Face value 

Metal (alloy) 

Diameter (mm) 

Weight (g) 


Issue limit (pcs) 

Price (som) 

«Chingiz Aitmatov – 90 years»

20 Som 





5 000 


The collection coin is the legal tender in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.