The 500 Som note, with paper money catalog numbers P-38 and B-239, has a violet color and measures 144 x 68 mm. The front of the note has an ornament with the denomination in gold-to-jade OVI, as well as a portrait of Sayakbai Karalaev, a storyteller of the epic poem “Manas”. The design also includes mountains and a diamond pattern as a registration device.
On the back of the note, there is a diamond pattern, along with an image of the Mausoleum of Manas and mountains.
For security, the note features a windowed security thread with demetalized 500 com. The note was printed by De La Rue in London (England) – DLR, and it has a watermark of Alykul Osmonov with an electrotype 200.
The Mausoleum of Manas, depicted on the back of the note, is an important historical site in Kyrgyzstan. It is the final resting place of Manas, a legendary hero and the main character of the epic poem “Manas”, which is considered a national treasure and a symbol of Kyrgyz culture.
The use of advanced security features such as the windowed security thread and demetalized 500 com ensures that the note is protected against counterfeiting. These security measures are important in maintaining the integrity of the country’s currency and preventing financial fraud.
The note is dated 2023 and signed by Tolkunbek Abdygulov. Its introduction date was May 10, 2023.
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