Georgian Lari

50 GEL Bill IBNS Banknote of the Year Candidate

Photo: Amy Lombard / Bloomberg Businessweek

The new banknote of the 50 Georgian lari might be chosen as the IBNS banknote of the year. The Georgian banknote is competing alongside 8 other bills at the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) award initiative. The award ceremony is an annual ceremony held since 2005 in order to recognize the most exceptional banknotes each year.

According to the statement issued by IBNS, “the winner will be decided by a vote of the IBNS, who will consider the artistic merit, design, use of colour, contrast, balance, and security features of each nomination. The winner will be announced at the the first IBNS Board meeting of the year.”


The candidates for winning the banknote of the year are:


Renewed Georgian 50 lari banknote

50 Swiss francs, 2016 

5 Australian dollars

5 British pounds

5 Scottish pounds

1000 Maldivian rufiyaa


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