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Coins for Gagarin and the SCO
The National Bank of Kazakhstan recently issued two new silver coins, one commemorating the 40th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space. The other is in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. They look pretty nice; you can click on the gallery images below to get a better look at them. [...]
After my most recent adventure with new Kazakh tenge notes, I wondered what had happened about those misspelled bills. As you will recall, when they introduced the new currency x years ago, the first bills were released with a spelling error. In Kazakh the word for bank is bank but these bills had bankhi written [...]
As usual in Kazakhstan, whenever the government plans to do anything rumors spread and everyone prepares for the worst. So it was a few months ago when I was told by several people that they were planning to replace the 1000 tenge bill. Everyone was trying to use up all their 1000 tenges.
As it turns out, what really happened is that the National Bank has issued a commemorative 1000-tenge bill in honor of Kazakhstan’s 2010 chairmanship of the OSCE.