The tenge is the official currency of Kazakhstan since 1993, when it replaced the Soviet ruble. The word tenge means “set of scales” in Kazakh and other Turkic languages. The official currency symbol: ₸. In 1993, the National Bank of Kazakhstan introduced notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 tiyn, and 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 tenge, followed by 200, 500, and 1000 tenge in 1994, 2000 tenge in 1996, 5000 tenge in 1999 and 10,000 tenge in 2003. In 2006, a second series was introduced in the same denominations. Between 2011 and 2014, the National Bank of Kazakhstan issued a third new series, including the 20,000 tenge note in 2015. New notes were introduced with better security measures in 2008.
The 2000 Kazakhstan tenge commemorative note front design features the Bayterek Monument located in Nur-Sultan (Capital city), the flag of Kazakhstan, the National Coat of Arms, a stylized design of the hand with the signature of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, fragments of the national anthem, the denomination superimposed on the center, and a stamp with the denomination and a snowflake. The reverse of the note presents a skier in flight on a background of the Altamary mountains and symbol of the VII Asian Winter Games. The design is completed with the logo of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the Kazakh language. This note is part of the 2011 commemorative series “7th Asian Winter Games”, and its color is green on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of Kazakhstan, Counterfeiting banknotes is punished by law, Two Thousand Teñge, 2000, 2011, 7th Asian Winter Games.