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New Georgian banknote "symbol of freedom and territorial integrity"


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In two weeks, a new GEL 200 banknote will enter circulation. The banknote, which depicts Sokhumi on one side and a renowned Georgian freedom fighter on the other, was unveiled at the National Bank of Georgia last Saturday. New security features and high-quality printing make it totally unique. The banknote was developed in collaboration with German specialists, Giesecke & Devrient


The ceremony was attended by President Saakashvili, President of the National Bank of Georgia Roman Gotsiridze, representatives of Giesecke & Devrient and the banknote's designers, Bachana and Nodar Malazonia.


Walter Shlebuh, director of Giesecke & Devrient, who came specially for the unveiling, underlined the banknote's security features, "The new GEL 200 banknote was printed by Giesecke & Devrient, and is one of the most secure banknotes in the world. Several exclusive technological novelties are used in the banknote."



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I was hoping they'd keep the same design theme as the existing notes. I really liked them.

Yes, those are neat. But apparently the new note is supposed to have a political message:

The reverse side has a picture of the breakaway Abkhaz capital, Sokhumi, and the words "Sokhumi, Abkhazia" in three languages-Abkhaz, English and Georgian

Oh, and ...

Walter Shlebuh, director of Giesecke & Devrient

... can anybody buy them an S and two C's? :ninja: The man's name is Schlebusch ...



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i just learned something new. this site has a specimen set showing the georgian 500-lari note. i had no idea it even existed!




it's too bad it's only used in financial transfers. i'd want a hologrammed 500 note to match the 50 and 100, since the 200 looks more like the beginning of a new design series.

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