29.08.2018   Print
National Bank of Georgia has minted the collector coin dedicated to the Frankfurt Book Fair

This year Georgia will be guest of honor at Frankfurt Book Fair. The National Bank of Georgia has decided to respond to such a significant event and to issue a collector coin in denomination of 5 Lari dedicated to the -"Georgian Book".

Presentation was held today in the National bank of Georgia. New coin was presented to the public by Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National bank of Georgia.

"Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the biggest book fairs in the world, which has thousands of international visitors every year and is the focus of numerous international journalist and critics.

Within the frameworks of the event, every year one particular country is eligible to represent its intellectual resources (literature, theater, music, painting, movie, folk music, cuisine and etc.) during the year throughout different cities of Germany; Georgia will be the guest of honor in 2018.

National Bank of Georgia is supporting significance of the event- Georgia being the guest of honor at Frankfurt Book Fair. I am pleased to present to you the project of National Bank of Georgia, new silver collector coin, dedicated to this very important event for our country" - said Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia.

The presentation was attended by members of legislative and executive body of Georgia, representatives of Presidential Administration of Georgia, National library, Georgian National Book Center and national center of manuscript, design selection committee members and honorary guests - famous Georgian public figures.

Realization of coin will begin from September 10, 2018 the sale price is 75 GEL and the coins will be available at the Cash Centre of the NBG (address: 72 Kakheti Highway, Tbilisi), Money Museum (Kvareli, Rustaveli str. N10) and from the online store on the NBG webpage.

The obverse:   The composition of the coin is based on the Luke evangelist, depicted on one of the miniatures of Gelati (XII century). Stylized fragment of the Nuskhuri text from the Georgian manuscript book with the first upper letter colored in red and blue, is represented on the right upper side of the coin, while Latin and Asomtavruli lettering is placed under the text: "Romae MDCXXIX", and ", „ " (accordingly, "Rome, 1629" and "Tiflisi, 1709"). The following round inscriptions are placed along the left part of the coin arc: „საქართველო 2018 Georgia".


The Reverse: Logo of  participation of Georgia in the International Book Fair of Frankfurt, depicted on the upper left part and denomination value "5" with the symbol of Lari "₾", bring together the overall composition. The center of the coin features name of the national currency "ლარი"performed with stylized letters. The following round inscriptions are also placed: "Georgia Made by Characters. Guest of Honour. Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018".


Face Value: 5 Lari
Composition: Ag 925
Weight: 15.5 gr
Diameter: 33 mm
Quality: Proof
Issue Year: 2018 
Mintage: 1500 pc
Graphic Design: Irakli Paghava
The coin has been struck in LITHUANIAN MINT


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