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 design is completed by a hologram with a Tsereteli portrait, a sketch of a flower, two figures of a stylized seagull and a sketch of the country’s map.
The reverse of the note presents paintings of David Kakabadze; “Imereti – My Mother”. On the upper right corner is presented the National Coat of Arms. The lettering is presented in the Georgian and English language. This note is part of the 2017 series, and its color is brown and yellow.
Text: National Bank of Georgia, President of The National Bank, Akaki Tsereteli 1840 – 1915, 10, Ten Lira, 2019.