The Central Bank of Turkmenistan issues new banknotes

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In September 12, 2014
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The Central Bank of Turkmenistan has issued new banknotes in denominations of 1, 50 and 100 Manat of 2014 modification with the view of strengthening the security features and improving the visual elements of protection of the national currency.

As a whole, color and design of the banknotes remained the same. The watermark on new banknotes displays the images of historical figures, such as Togrul Beg Turkmen (1 manat), Gorkut Ata Turkmen (50 manat) and Oguz Khan (100 manat).

All the banknotes also have a strip printed with special paint with golden hue. When changing the angle of the banknote there appears a picture of carpet patterns and the actual denomination of the banknote.

The innovations also include the advanced embossed tactile marks on the front side of the banknotes for the visually impaired.

The additional level of protection on all banknotes provides for multiple micro-printed wording “TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MERKEZI BANKY”, which looks like a simple line to the naked eye. The text reads only under a magnifying glass.

The reverse side of 1 manat banknote depicts a complex of buildings of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan. The front side of 50 and 100 manat banknotes has an additional holographic strip, 13 mm and 14 mm wide respectively. Each strip features iridescent images of the banknote denomination and two Akhal-Teke horses, as well as a three-dimensional image of the eight-pointed star.


Photo: Central Bank of Turkmenistan