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500 Tenge 2017, Kazakhstan

in Krause book Number: 45
Years of issue: 22.11.2017
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 2017 Issue
Specimen of: 2006
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 130 х 62
Printer: Banknote Factory of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty

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500 Tenge 2017




Denomination 500 and bird Samruk from monument "Kazakh Eli".


500 Tenge 2017

The images are vertical.


The current flag of Kazakhstan.

It was adopted on 4 June 1992, replacing the flag of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The flag was designed by Shaken Niyazbekov.

The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan has a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centered on a sky blue background; the hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern "koshkar-muiz" (the horns of the ram) in gold; the blue color is of religious significance to the Turkic peoples of the country, and so symbolizes cultural and ethnic unity; it also represents the endless sky as well as water; the sun, a source of life and energy, exemplifies wealth and plenitude; the sun's rays are shaped like grain, which is the basis of abundance and prosperity; the eagle has appeared on the flags of Kazakh tribes for centuries and represents freedom, power, and the flight to the future. The width of the flag to its length is 1:2.


The pattern represents the art and cultural traditions of the old khanate and the Kazakh people. The light blue background stands for the various Turkic peoples that make up the present-day population of the country, including the Kazakhs, Tatars, Uyghurs, Uzbeks and others. The light blue color symbolizes peace, freedom, cultural and ethnic unity of Kazakhstani people. The sun represents the source of life and energy. It is also a symbol of wealth and abundance; the sun's rays are like grain which is the basis of abundance and prosperity.

People of different Kazakh tribes had the golden eagle on their flags for centuries. The eagle symbolizes the power of the state. For the modern nation of Kazakhstan the eagle is a symbol of independence, freedom and flight to future.


Lower is the emblem of Kazakhstan.

It was adopted on June 4, 1992. The authors of the emblem are Jandarbek Melibekov and Shota Walikhanov. About 245 projects and 67 description designs of the future arms took part in the final competition. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one, in this case, rising sun rays and star. Prior to 1992, Kazakhstan had a coat of arms similar to all other Soviet Republics.

The emblem is an image of shanyrak (Kazakh: Шаңырақ, şañıraq; more often seen in the Russian transcription, Шанырак, shanyrak), the upper dome-like portion of a yurt, against a sky blue background which irradiates (in the form of sun rays) uyks (supports) set off by wings of mythical horses, possibly inspired by the Tibetan Wind Horse symbol. The circle shape of the Emblem is a symbol of a life and eternity. The shanyrak symbolizes well-being of family, peace and calmness.

A design very similar to the Kazakh shangyraq is used in the flag of the neighboring Kyrgyzstan; it is known as tunduk in Kyrgyz.

The colour version of the national emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan consists of two colours: gold and sky blue. The golden colour corresponds to a light, clear future of Kazakh people, and the blue sky colour is a symbol of aspiration to the peace, consent, friendship and unity with all people.

The name of the country in Kazakh, ҚA3AҚCTAH, is in the lower part of the coat of arms.

Қазақ Елi

Lower, on right side, is the top of monument "Kazakh Eli" ("Қазақ Елi") with bird Samruk, in Astana (capital of Kazakhstan).

The height of the monument is 91 meters, that symbolizes the year when Kazakhstan acquired its independence. The main monument is surrounded by colonnade made of white marble. The monument "Kazakh Eli" symbolizes the core values of Kazakhstan's statehood and is one of the new symbols of the country.

The total area of the monument is 5.0 hectares, the area of the adjacent territory is 11 hectares.

"Kazakh ate" is a 55-meter high, crowned by a bronze mythical bird Samruk - a symbol of freedom and pride.

The majestic bird with outstretched wings, soaring, more than 3 meters in height, made of 6.5 tons of gold-plated bronze.

Қазақ Елi

The monument "Kazakh Eli" is established in the central part of the city of Astana, at the Independence Square located between the «Millennium» park and the Presidential Park. Near the monument, there are Museum of the History of Kazakhstan, the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Art "Shabyt", mosque "Hazrat Sultan" and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation.

The monument represents a snow-white columnwith a gilded figure of mythical bird Samruk on the top and four bronze bas-reliefs at the base: "The first President and the people of Kazakhstan", "Courage", "Creation" and "The Future". The bird Samruk demonstrates desire of Kazakhstani people to further development and prosperity.

The column is established on white marble square. The base of each of the four sides has decorative niches with reliefs. They describe the major milestones in the history of the country's independence. On one of the bas-reliefs depicts the first President Nursultan Nazarbayev. (


At the bottom is the building of the Mazhilis and the Senate of Kazakhstan.

The Kazakh parliament stands on the left bank of the Ishim, next to the Government House and the Supreme Court.

The construction of the parliament began in 2004, as soon as the capital moved from Almaty to what was then Akmola. The building was planned to be spacious and functional.

“There are conference rooms here, and halls for specialized committees, and for working groups. This building was built taking into account the requirements of parliamentary activity,” said Zhiger Baitelesov, a spokesman for the Mazhilis of the Parliament.

In addition to offices, there are technical service, office, trade pavilions, banks and airline offices inside. There is also a press center where journalists work.

The gallery connects the Mazhilis with the Senate, the upper house of parliament. A corridor leads to an oriental-style building. Architects from Saudi Arabia worked on the project together with Kazakh specialists. ( .rus)

white dove

Centered, lower, are the flzing white doves.

In the upper part in the center and on the left side, the state symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan are depicted: the state emblem and the state flag. The numerical designation of the denomination is shown at the bottom left and at the top, the letter designation of the denomination in the state language is shown in the middle left. In the upper left corner there is an inscription "KAZAKSTAN ULTTYK BANKІ", under it - an inscription in the state language warning about responsibility for forgery, «Банкноттарды қолдан жасау заңмен қудаланады».


500 Tenge 2017

The images are horizontal.

caspian sea

The main image is an outline map of Kazakhstan with the Caspian sea shore.

“This body of water, although called the sea, is, in fact, a lake, since it has no connection with the World Ocean and is the largest closed body of water on Earth. Therefore, it can be considered the largest lake in the world. It is also interesting for those that its western shore belongs to Europe, and the eastern one is in Asia.Its waters wash the shores of 5 states: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan.Moreover, Kazakhstan has the longest coastline.

The Caspian coast in Kazakhstan, in the area with. Kyzylozen, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, sandy with rock outcrops. These stones are made of sandstone or something close to it, as they easily crumble and are hollow inside. However, they are relatively heavy. We were standing under the slope of some kind of plateau that we had to climb in order to catch a cellular connection. At the bottom, the phone was generally dead. Yes, and I had to go upstairs to at least send an SMS. This is the only inconvenience that was there. This is despite the fact that the village is located a few kilometers away.

The coastline of the sea, with soft sand, but with shrubs, on the branches of which you can decently scratch your feet. Especially if you walk barefoot. When walking through these thickets, you need to look under your feet so as not to step on water snakes (Natrix tessellata), which crawl there in large numbers. The coast itself is formed by stone slabs (I don’t know what they are called correctly, I’m not strong in geology) which are very pleasant to walk on. But swimming is a little scary, as you can knock on these stones. But on the other hand, between the plates there are such small baths in which it is pleasant to lie and reflect on the essence of your mortal existence. In them, by noon, the water warms up enough, unlike the sea, where the water temperature was about +10. It was possible to swim, but only quickly and not for long)." (


Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometers (1,052,100 sq mi.) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. Kazakhstan has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. Kazakhstan has an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometer (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by nomadic tribes. This changed in the XIII century, when Genghis Khan occupied the country as part of the Mongolian Empire. Following internal struggles among the conquerors, power eventually reverted to the nomads. By the XVI century, the Kazakh emerged as a distinct group, divided into three jüz (ancestor branches occupying specific territories). The Russians began advancing into the Kazakh steppe in the XVIII century, and by the mid-XIX century, they nominally ruled all of Kazakhstan as part of the Russian Empire. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution and subsequent civil war, the territory of Kazakhstan was reorganized several times. In 1936 it was made the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, considered an integral part of the Soviet Union.

Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The current President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been leader of the country since then, and is characterized as authoritarian, with a government history of human rights abuses and suppression of political opposition. Kazakhstan has worked to develop its economy, especially its dominant hydrocarbon industry. Human Rights Watch says that "Kazakhstan heavily restricts freedom of assembly, speech, and religion," and other human rights organizations regularly describe Kazakhstan's human rights situation as poor.

Kazakhstan is populated by 131 ethnicities, including Kazakhs (who make up 63 percent of the population), Russians, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Germans, Tatars, and Uyghurs. Islam is the religion of about 70% of the population, with Christianity practiced by 26%; Kazakhstan officially allows freedom of religion, but religious leaders who oppose the government are suppressed. The Kazakh language is the state language, and Russian has equal official status for all levels of administrative and institutional purposes.

At the bottom left and at the top right, there is a digital designation of the denomination of the banknote, and at the bottom in the middle - the letter designation in Russian. The inscription "Forgery of banknotes is punishable by law" is located in the left corner on a white field.


The inscriptions on banknotes with a nominal value of 500 (five hundred) tenge of the sample of 2017 in the state language are made in accordance with the Cyrillic-based alphabet in force at the time the banknote design was developed.

The tenge (Kazakh: теңге, teñge) is the currency of Kazakhstan. It is divided into 100 tïın (тиын, also transliterated as tiyin or tijin).

The word tenge in the Kazakh and most other Turkic languages means a set of scales (cf the old Uzbek tenga or the Tajik borrowed term tanga). The origin of the word is the Turkic teŋ- which means being equal, balance. The name of this currency is thus similar to the lira, pound and peso. The name of the currency is related to the Russian word for money Russian: деньги / den'gi, which was borrowed from Turkic.

The National Bank of Kazakhstan issued a new series of tengé banknotes dated 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in denominations of 1,000-, 2,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-tengé. On 1 December 2015, a new 20,000 Tenge banknote was introduced. It contains the issue date of 2013, and is a commemorative note to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of its national currency, but was not issued until 2015.