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Tenge

Kazakhstan tenge (Kaz. Kazakhstan tenge, Qazaqstan teñgesi; M. R., neskl. — - the national currency of Kazakhstan. It was introduced on November 15, 1993.

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);

in 2001:

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),

in 2002:

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%[3][4];

On November 30, 2015, it was announced that a banknote with a nominal value of 20,000 tenge was put into circulation.[5]

On April 26, 2019, coins with inscriptions on Latin graphics were released[6], 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.

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