The National Bank of Georgia will issue an upgraded 5-lari note on
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According to a June 7 press release from the bank, the face of the
brown 62- by 122-millimeter note has a large and updated portrait of
the great Georgian scientist and public figure Ivane Javakhishvili, his name in Georgian
characters, and “1876-1940.” In the background is a building named
after him at Tbilisi State University. The denomination and lettering
is in Georgian and English. The serial number is composed of two Roman
letters and eight Arabic numerals. Javakhishvili is also on the old 5 lari.
The back shows the Georgian coat of arms, a painting by the Georgian
painter Niko Pirosmani (Pirosmanashvili) titled Threshing, and a
fragment of Niko Pirosmani’s painting A Fisherman in Red Shirt.
Lowest mintage American Eagle, a counterfeit
1902-O Morgan dollar struck to circulate:
Another column in the July 10 Coin World examines a “ghostly”
Kennedy half dollar
The bank’s website specifies 10 security features for the
Upgraded notes of 20- and 50-lari denominations have been in
circulation since Feb. 1, 2016, and an upgraded 100-lari note was
released Nov. 1.