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 5000 Kazakhstan tenge note front design features the Kazakh Eli Monument located in Nur-Sultan (Capital city), the flag of Kazakhstan, the National Coat of Arms, the Palace of Independence, a stylized design of a snow leopard, doves of peace in flight, and the denomination. The reverse of the note presents the sketch of the map of Kazakhstan containing inside the Golden Warrior Monument in Almaty and the building of the Hotel “Kazakhstan,” on a background of the Northern Tian Shan mountain system and a Kazakh ornamental pattern. The design is completed with the logo of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the denomination. This note is part of the 2011 – 2017 series, and its color is brown and orange on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of Kazakhstan, Counterfeiting banknotes is punished by law, Five Thousand Teñge, 5000, 2011.