British Telegraph Names 10,000 Tenge Note One of World’s Most Beautiful Bank Notes

ASTANA – The Telegraph has named the 10,000 tenge banknote (2003 series) one of the most beautiful currencies of the world.

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“The 10,000 tenge banknote issued in Kazakhstan in 2003 features a snow leopard against a background of mountains,” according to the Telegraph.

The tenge has repeatedly been honoured with professional awards. In 1994, the Kazakh currency received a gold medal for the beauty of its design and quality from Queen Elizabeth.

In addition, the award of the International Bank Note Society called Banknote of the 2011 went to the national currency of Kazakhstan for the commemorative 10,000 tenge banknote, which was devoted to the 20th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan.  In 2012, the same award – Banknote of the Year was given to the 5,000 tenge bill of the Kazakh Eli series. And in 2014, denominations in the nominal value of the 1,000 tenge note devoted to the Turkic writing Kultegіn became the Banknote of the Year as well.

The Telegraph also included the South African rand, New Zealand’s dollar, the franc from French Polynesia, colon of Costa Rica, the Malaysian ringgit, Tanzanian shilling, Indonesian rupiah, Canadian dollar, Qatari riyal, Egyptian pound, UAE dirham, Bahamian dollar, the lempira of Honduras and the Nigerian Naira on the list.

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