Kazakhstan tenge (Kaz. Kazakhstan tenge, Qazaqstan teñgesi; M. R., neskl. — - the national currency of Kazakhstan. It was introduced on November 15, 1993.
The first batch of tenge was printed abroad, in England. The first change money - tiyn (1/100 part of tenge) - was made in the form of banknotes in face value 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tiyn.
The first coins were minted in Germany.
in 1994, banknotes with a nominal value of 200 tenge of the 1993 sample and 500 tenge of the 1994 sample;
in 1995, banknotes with a nominal value of 1000 tenge of the 1994 model;
in 1996, banknotes with a nominal value of 2000 tenge of the 1996 model;
in 1997, coins with a face value of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 tenge (new design);
in 1999, banknotes with a face value of 5000 tenge of the 1998 sample;
in April 1999, the first devaluation of the tenge, or 64.6 %;
in 2000, the banknotes of 200 and 500 tenge sample 1999 (modified design);
banknote of 1000 and 2000 tenge of 2000 (modified design);
banknotes in denominations of 100 tenge 2001 (partially redesigned);
commemorative banknotes of 5000 tenge 2001, dedicated to the 10 anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
banknotes of 5000 tenge of the 2001 sample (partially modified design),
100 tenge coin of the 2001 sample;
banknotes of 200 and 500 tenge of the 1999 sample (partially modified design),
in 2003 banknotes of 10,000 tenge of the 2003 sample;
in 2006, banknotes of a new design with a nominal value of 200 to 10,000 tenge were put into circulation;
On February 4, 2009, the second tenge devaluation occurred. The US dollar exchange rate increased by 25 tenge;
On January 5, 2010, commemorative banknotes with a nominal value of 1000 tenge of the sample of 2010, dedicated to Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE, are issued into circulation;
On January 17, 2011, the National Bank of Kazakhstan issued commemorative banknotes of 2000 tenge, dedicated to the Continental Games. Seventh Asian Winter Games - "Asiada 2011";
On May 25, 2011, a new commemorative banknote of 1000 tenge, dedicated to Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, was put into circulation;
On July 4, 2011, the National Bank of Kazakhstan, in honor of the 20th anniversary of independence of the republic, issued a commemorative banknote with a nominal value of 10,000 tenge;
On February 11, 2014, the third devaluation occurred. Tenge depreciated by 20 %;
On August 20, 2015, the tenge switches to a free-floating exchange rate regime. Tenge depreciated by 35%;
On November 30, 2015, it was announced that a banknote with a nominal value of 20,000 tenge was put into circulation.
On April 26, 2019, coins with inscriptions on Latin graphics were released, having no other design differences from the coins of the previous series with Cyrillic graphics.
On January 28, 2020, a circulating coin with a nominal value of 200 tenge was issued.
The tenge sign
The symbol of tenge is the uppercase letter "T", above which there is a horizontal line. It is called the Tenge sign (code - U+20B8).
The icon was chosen in 2006. The competition announced by the National Bank of Kazakhstan received 30,000 works — the best belonged to Vadim Davidenko and Sanzhar Amerkhanov. The idea brought the authors a total of $13,000.
The functional symbol of the Access Linux Platform operating system, the pseudographic symbol and the Japan Post symbol also have a similar shape. However, they have different Unicode codes and they differ in the printed version.
History of tenge
November 14, 2017