Travel with us as we look at a banknote from Mongolia. Mongolia is a country bordered by China and Russia. The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar which is centered around Genghis Khan Square. The square being named after the notorious ruler who founded the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. Ulaanbaatar is also the coldest capital in the world with averages being -1.3°C.  Mongolia is still largely a nomadic country that relies significantly on horses. It’s said that the amount of horses in Mongolia greater than the human population.

The note we are looking at this week is Mongolian 1 Tugrik p28. This orange and brown note has Mongolian text. The front shows the socialist coat of arms and Damdinii Sukhbaatar. The back of the note displays guilloches. There is no security thread for this note. The watermark is a good luck knot pattern.

The socialist coat of arms shows a horseman riding a horse across a field with the sun shining above the mountains in the distance. The horseman carries a lasso pole. At the top of the emblem is the socialist star, and at the bottom there is a ribbon with the country’s name written in the Mongolian alphabet. At the sides of the ribbon are four types of herd animals.

Damdinii Sukhbaatar was a founder of the Mongolian People’s Party and military leader. One of his most significant accomplishments was taking Khuree during the Outer Mongolian Revolution in 1921. Attributable to this victory, Sukhbaatar became known as the “Father of Mongolia’s Revolution.” He held the offices of Minister of War and Commander-in-chief of the Mongolian People’s Army from 1921-1923. Sadly, Sukhbaatar died at the young age of 30. It is not clear his cause of death. Some believe he was poisoned, others believe he died from pneumonia; however, many believe that he died due to the stress and exhaustion of his positions.

Mongolia’s 1 Tugrik note is a nice-looking note from 1955. It displays the socialist coat of arms and Damdinii Sukhbaatar. This note is our current featured note and is offered at a discounted price for a limited time. Make sure to check out this note and other notes like it on our website.

Country: Mongolia
Denomination: 1 Tugrik
Pick #: 28
Year: 1955
Grade: UNC
Coloration: Beige/Blue
Depictions: Damdinii Sukhbaatar, coat of arms, guilloches
Note Size: 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4 “
Continent: Asia and the Middle East
Watermark: good luck pattern