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 5000 Mongolian tögrög note front design features the portrait of Genghis Khan (c. 1158 – 1227), who was the founder and first Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire, 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, the Soyombo symbol (self-created), which is used as the national symbol of Mongolia, found on the Mongolian flag and emblem, a sketch of a candlestick with three candles followed by the numerical denomination, and a holographic stamp with a Mongolian warrior on horseback. The reverse of the note illustrates a “drinking fountain” inside the ancient city of Kharakhorum (capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260) and the Paiza. The lettering in the note is presented in the Mongolian language. This note is part of the 2003 – 2018 series, and its color is purple and orange on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Mongolia, Bank of Mongolia, Tögrög, 1000, 2013.