This week we are taking a trip to a Central Asian country, Kazakhstan, and viewing the 200 Tenge p28 2006 note. This note has beautiful orange and green colors, and features Kazakh text. The front of the note shows Baiterek monument, sheet music, hand, national emblem, palm and flag. The back of the note depicts Transport and Communication Ministry building, winged statue on the bridge over Ishim River in Astana (now known as Nur-Sultan), Ministry of Defense building, and an outline of Kazakhstan. The watermark for this note is a snow leopard with electrotype 200 and deer.
Kazakhstan was formerly part of the Soviet Union and gained its independence in 1991. This country is the largest land-locked country. Kazakhstan’s economy is generated mainly by oil, gas and mineral resources located within the country. Kazakhstan’s economy is the strongest in Central Asia. The capital of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan after long-ruling Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The name change took place in March 2019. The capital city was formerly known as Astana.
Baiterek monument is located in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. It is an observation tower that is 105 meters tall and has the observation deck at 97 meters. Construction for this monument began in 1996 and finished in 2002. The idea behind the tower comes from a story about a mythical tree of life and a bird of happiness. In the story, the bird laid an egg between two great branches in the tree. The monument resembles this. It is a tower with pieces of metal that resemble branches reaching up to hold the large sphere (observation deck) on top of the tower.
Kazakhstan 200 Tenge p28 is eye-catching and certainly has a lot to look at. For this blog-ette, I focused on Kazakhstan and the Baiterek monument, but this truly could have been written on many different images shown on this note. However, my favorite part of the note is Baiterek monument. I love that was built around a folktale. Make sure to check this note out on our website!
Denomination: 200 Tenge
Pick #: 28
Depictions: Dome of the mausoleum of Hodja Akhmed Yassavi; hand; Modern Tower Building; Map with winged leopard statue
Note Size: 5″ x 2 1/2″
Continent: Asia and the Middle East
Watermark: None Discernible