Tenge: coin from Republic of Kazakhstan; 100 tiyn


50 tenge, 2014: Republic of Kazakhstan

50 tenge, 2014: Republic of Kazakhstan

Non-circulating commemorative coin of Kazakhstan with theme "200th ANNIVERSARY of TARAS SHEVCHENKO".

ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ - РЕСПУБЛИКА КАЗАХСТАН: Republic of Kazakhstan (the official name of the state in official languages — Kazakh and Russian).

Emblem of Kazakhstan inside the folk ornament: an image of a shanyrak (the upper dome-like portion of a yurt), set off by wings of mythical horses Tulpar which represent bravery. The circle shape of the Emblem is a symbol of life and eternity. The shanyrak symbolizes family well-being, peace and calmness. In the lower part of the coat of arms, the name of the state is indicated — QAZAQSTAN (until 2018, it was indicated in Cyrillic, as on the demonstrated coin — ҚA3AҚCTAH).

ТАРАС ШЕВЧЕНКО: Taras Shevchenko.

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko — Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, folklorist and ethnographer, an ideological fighter against the Russian imperial regime in Ukraine (at that time, Ukraine was part of the Russian Empire in a depressed state). His literary heritage is considered to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. National hero and symbol of Ukraine, one of the key figures in the formation of the modern Ukrainian nation. By the way, at the beginning of the 19th century, the Ukrainian poet was in exile in Kazakhstan (the Russian Empire punished a dissident in this way). In honor of the artist, the Kazakh city of Aktau was called Shevchenko during 1964-1991.

200 ЖЫЛ - РОКIВ: "200 years" in Kazakh and Ukrainian (Taras Shevchenko was born in 1814).

Mint logo.

Kazakhstan Mint (Oskemen or Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan).

Mintage: 100.000.

  • Nickel brass: 31 mm - 11.2 g
  • Reference price: 1.8$

COIN TENGE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN (1992-...): tenge = 100 tiyn

TENGE as coin name.
Tenge — official currency and coin of Kazakhstan; is divided into 100 tiyn.
Also, some numismatic sources indicate this name for a related exchange coin of neighboring Turkmenistan — teňňe (1/100th of manat).
The Kazakh tenge was introduced in 1993 instead of the Soviet ruble: Kazakhstan became one of the last republics of the former USSR to introduce its own national currency.
The first circulating coins were custom produced in Germany and dated 1992-1993 (depicted mythical animals). The next series of Kazakhstan tenge in the form of coins was introduced in 1997; this time, the national coat of arms was used as the basis for the design of the coins.
The name of the tenge currency and coin comes from a Turkic word that means a set of scales. The origin of the word is the Mongolian word teng (ᠲᠡᠩ) originating from Chinese term which means "being equal, balance". The name of this currency is thus similar to the pound, lira, peso, taka, and sheqel.
There is also a version about the origin of the tenge’s name from a Sanskrit term that indicates an ancient unit of silver weight measurement.