“The National Bank of Kazakhstan on Dec. 11, 2015, put into circulation a series of coins dedicated to the New Year with a nominal value of 100 tenge,” a bank press release read.
The new rectangular coin is called “Happy New Year” and is the second coin in the series of gift coins. The coin is made using tampography printing on the reverse.
It depicts a stylised flower made with a wax seal with the inscription in both Kazakh and English: Kazakhstan Ulttyk Banky and National Bank of Kazakhstan. At the centre of the flower is the emblem of Kazakhstan. On the right side is an ornamental rosette. The inscription 100 TENGE is located in two rows indicating the face value of the coin, the number 2015 – indicating the year of issue – and the inscription “Ag 925 31.1 g,” which indicates the metal of the coin, its standard and weight.
The back side shows coloured New Year tree decoration balls with circling snowflakes and a winter landscape in the background and the inscription “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” in Kazakh, Russian and English.
The coins are made of sterling silver, 925 alloy, with a weight of 31.1 grammes, a rectangle of 45 by 30 millimetres and manufacturing quality proof with a circulation of 4,000 pieces.
Also, the National Bank issued commemorative coins Ustyurt mouflon from the series of coins of the Red Book of Kazakhstan, made of silver, proof quality and a face value of 500 tenge; nickel silver alloy face with a value of 50 tenge; commemorative coins Bata from the series of coins Ceremonies, national games of Kazakhstan; silver proof value of 500 tenge; a nickel silver alloy with a face value of 50 tenge and commemorative coins Tazy from the series of coins Wealth of the Republic with a silver proof value of 500 tenge.