Georgian Lari

Upgraded Five Lari Banknotes Will Launch Into Circulation on September 1st

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The National Bank of Georgia will be issuing into circulation upgraded banknotes for the five Georgian Lari note starting from the 1st of September, according to information released by the governor of the National Bank of Georgia, Koba Gvenetadze, during a press conference on the 7th of June.  

"The process of upgrading the Lari banknotes is still in progress. The upgraded five Lari denomination has been added to the upgraded 20, 50 and 100 Lari banknotes.

“The upgraded five Lari banknotes will be issued from the 1st of September, 2017 and will be in circulation with the banknotes of the previous issues.

The renewed five Lari banknote is protected with modern and high technological security features that, at the same time, are easily intelligible to users. Furthermore, the banknotes still have the special improved features for visually impaired people.

The upgraded banknotes are made with special materials and security mechanisms that make them robust against contamination and natural wear-and-tear,” Gvenetadze said.

The color and size of the new five Lari banknote will be different in the upgraded version. However, the original themes are kept. The renewed five Lari banknote is designed by Bacha Malazonia.

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The front side of the banknote features the main building of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and a portrait of Georgian historian and linguist Ivane Javakhishvili. The image is improved in terms of relief quality and volume.

The back side of the five Lari banknote features Niko Pirosmani’s paintings “A Fisherman in a Red Shirt” and “Threshing.”

In the near future, the National Bank of Georgia will issue upgraded 10 lari banknotes.

The upgraded 20 and 50 Lari banknotes have been in circulation since February 1, 2016, and upgraded 100 Lari banknotes since November 1, 2016.

For more information about the renewed banknotes, visit the official web-page:



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