The lari is the official currency of Georgia. The name lari is derived from an old Georgian word referring to hoard or property, while tetri means “white”. The official currency symbol: ₾. Initially, Georgia used a currency known as kuponi, which replaced the Russian ruble and consisted only of banknotes. Then in 1995, the government replaced the kuponi with the lira and introduced notes in denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 lari.
The 10 Georgian lari note front design features Akaki Tsereteli (1840–1915), known as Akaki, a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure, on a background with an excerpt from his poem “Spring”. The portrait is followed by a barn swallow, cherry blossoms branch, and the Borjgali (a Georgian symbol of the Sun and eternity).
The reverse of the note presents paintings of David Kakabadze; “Imereti – My Mother”. The lettering is presented in the Georgian and English languages. This note is part of the 1995 series, and its color is blue-black on a multicolor underprint.