The FINANCIAL — From September 1st, 2017 the upgraded 5 Lari banknotes is issued throughout the complete territory of Georgia and is in circulation with the banknotes of the previous issue.
On September 1, the executive director of the National Bank of Georgia, Giorgi Melashvili hosted the representatives of media in the National Bank of Georgia’s Cash Centre and provided detailed information on the upgraded 5 Lari banknotes.
Original and well-known Lari banknote themes have been preserved on upgraded banknotes: the front side features Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University building as well as Ivane Javakhishvili’s portrait in improved relief quality and volume; the backside features Niko Pirosmani’s paintings “A Fisherman in a Red Shirt” and “Threshing”, as well as the Coat of Arms of Georgia has been, according to NBG.
The upgraded 5 Lari banknote is protected with modern and high technological security features that, at the same time, are easily intelligible to users. Furthermore, the banknotes still have the special improved features for visually impaired people. The upgraded banknotes are made with special materials and security mechanisms that make them robust against contamination and natural wear-and-tear.
For information, please be reminded that the upgraded 20 and 50 Lari banknotes have been issued in circulation since February 1st, 2016 and the upgraded 100 Lari banknotes – since November 1st, 2016.
The upgraded banknotes in denomination of 10 lari will be issued later, on which the public will be informed accordingly.