The tögrög is the official currency of Mongolia since 1928 when it replaced the Mongolian dollar. The word “tögrög” refers to “circle” or “circular object.” The Central Bank of Mongolia introduced notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 tögrög. In 1993, The government introduced new denominations of 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 tögrög.
The 1 Mongolian tögrög note front design features a Chinthe lion (recognized as a guard in the Mongolian culture) on a coin, the Paiza (Paizi or Gerege), a tablet that provided a connotation of authority for Mongol officials and envoys, which allowed Mongolian nobles and officials to sue for goods and services from the civilian population, and a sketch of a candlestick with three candles followed by the numerical denomination. The reverse of the note illustrates the Soyombo symbol (self-created), which is used as the national symbol of Mongolia, found on the Mongolian flag and emblem and the Paiza. The lettering in the note is presented in the Mongolian language. This note is part of the 2008 – 2014 series, and its color is olive-green and brown-orange on an ochre underprint.
Text: Mongolia, Bank of Mongolia, One Tögrög, 1, 2014.