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5 Lari collector coin

In 2018, Georgia is the guest of honor at Frankfurt Book Fair. The National Bank of Georgia has decided to respond to such a significant event and issue  collector coin in denomination of 5 Lari dedicated to the -"Georgian Book".

   
 Obverse  Reverse

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 „Ⴒ Ⴔ Ⴈ Ⴊ Ⴈ Ⴑ Ⴈ Ⴙ Ⴖ Ⴇ", „Ⴙ Ⴖ Ⴇ" (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".


Specifications:

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

The coin can be purchased by the online store.

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10 Lari collector coin

Collector Coin Dedicated to the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia.


 
 Obverse   Reverse

 

Obverse: Fluttering National Flag and  State Emblem - the Heraldic symbols of Democratic Republic of Georgia in the years of 1918-1921 are the main composition of the coin. The following inscriptions are also placed: "26 მაისი", "1918", "საქართველოს დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკა", "10 ₾". 

Reverse: The reverse features recent state heraldic symbols of Georgia - the flying flag and the Coat of Arms of Georgia are the main composition. following inscriptions are also placed: "საქართველო", "10 ლარი", "2018" and "GEORGIA ".

Face Value: 10 Lari
Composition: Ag 925

Weight: 15.5 gm

Diameter: 33 mm

Edge: plain

Quality: proof

Mintage: 1500 pc

Issue Year: 2018

Graphic Design: Mamuka Gongadze

The coin has been struck in FNMT-RCM (Mint of Spain)

The coin can be purchased by the online store.

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5 Lari collector coin

Collector Coin Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

     
 Obverse
   Reverse

 

Obverse: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is the main composition of the coin. The following inscriptions are also placed: "საქართველო", "Georgia", "1918", "2018" and "5₾".

Reverse: The Reverse of the coin bears the Coat of Arms of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The Coat of Arms is surrounded by seven luminary, which we encounter in the beginning of the twentieth century’s state Coat of Arms and inscription "ხუთი ლარი".

 

Face value: 5 Lari
Composition: Ag 925
Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 33mm
Edge: plain
Quality: proof                                    
Mintage: 1500 pc           
Issue year: 2018
Graphic design: Nino  Gongadze
The coin has been struck in FNMT-RCM (Spain)

The coin can be purchased by the online store .

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5 Lari collector coin

National Bank of Georgia issued a collector coin dedicated to Georgian Vine

 

 

Obvers 

 

Reverse

 

Obverse: The schematic illustration of the "Qvevri" (large earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine) represented as conventional section is the main composition of the coin. Wine in the "Qvevri" is depicted in dark red. The image of vine is embedded along the "Qvevri". The following round inscriptions are placed along the lower part of the coin’s arc: "საქართველო", "2017", "GEORGIE" ("Georgia" in French), "5 ლარი".


Reverse: The main composition is a graphical illustration of the museum of wine civilization located in the city of Bordeaux, France. The denomination numeral and the symbol of Lari are depicted on the right upper side of the coin while the following French inscription is placed along the coin’s arc – "LA GÉORGIE - PREMIER VIGNOBLE INVITÉ DE LA CITÉ DU VIN DE BORDEAUX" (Georgia - the first honorary guest at the Wine World Civilization Centre of Bordeaux).

 

Graphic design: Nino Gongadze
The coin has been struck in the Japan Mint


Face value: 5 Lari
Composition: Ag925
Weight: 15.50g
Diameter: 33.00mm
Edge: plan
Quality: proof
Mintage: 1500pc
Issue year: 2017

The coin can be purchased by the online store .

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20 Lari collector' coin


National Bank of Georgia issued a collector coin dedicated to the 20th  jubilee of National currency "lari"
          

 

Obvers 

 

Reverse



Obverse: The central motive of the coin design is the sun, which symbolically significances eternity and lifetime, the purple color of sunrays expresses the national symbolic and also it is color of authority, power and courage. In the central part of coin, there are placed Lari sign with  circled inscription „საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი“ (National Bank of Georgia) and the dates of circulation period of Lari, from the beginning  till today. 

Reverse: The symbol of the safety of  national currency, the modern building of The Cash Centre takes place in the central part of the coin.  The denomination numeral 20 and inscription “ლარი” (lari) are placed beneath it. Above the Cash Centre building, on the right-hand side is placed inscription in English language “National Bank of Georgia”.

 
Graphic design: Bacha  Malazonia 
The coin has been struck by Mennica Polska (Poland)

Face value: 20 lari
Metal: Silver 925
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Edge: plain
Quality: proof
Mintage: 1500
Struck: 2015

 

The coin can be purchased by the online store .

 

Ten Lari collector' coin

 

National Bank of Georgia issued a collector coin dedicated to the European Youth Olympic Festival – “Tbilisi 2015”.

 

   

Obvers 

 

Reverse


Obverse:
The colored emblem of the Olympic Festival and the imagery pictograms representing the types of Olympic sports are the central motive of the coin design. The semi circled inscription ”ევროპის XIII ახალგაზრდული ოლიმპიური ფესტივალი” (ХIII European Youth Olympic Festival) is placed on the right-hand ring of the coin. 

Reverse: The symbol of the Georgian National Olympic Committee,  the Olympic torch and the map of Europe are placed in the central part of the coin. The denomination numeral 10 and inscription ლარი (lari) are placed beneath it. The symbol of Georgian currency – Lari - appears on the right-hand side, along the denomination numeral. On the left-hand side, there is a circular inscription “საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი” (National Bank of Georgia). 9 stars out of 12 five-pointed stars of the European Union, representing the 9 types of sports included in the program are placed on the right-hand side.

 

Graphic design: Mamuka Gongadze 
The coin has been struck by Mennica Polska (Poland)

Face value: 10 lari  
Metal: Silver 925   
Weight: 15.50 g  
Diameter: 33.00 mm   
Edge: plain 
Quality: proof
Mintage: 3000
Struck: 2015

The coin can be purchased by the online store .

 

Ten Lari collector' coin 

To mark the Day of St. George on November 23, 2009, the National Bank of Georgia issued a 10 lari denomination silver coin commemorating the Church of St. George in Ilori. The church in Ilori (in the Ochamchire region, Abkhazia) is a remarkable monument of Georgian architecture. Built in the 11th century, it represents one of the most important places of worship for all of Georgia. The walls of the church bear several old Georgian inscriptions from different generations of Georgian Orthodox believers. The coins were struck in 2009 at the Mint of Finland.

Face Value: 10 lari
Date of issue: 2009
Weight: 28.28g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Quality:  Proof
Mintage (volume): 1,500 pcs
Mintage Limit: 3,000

     
     

Obvers 

 

Reverse

 

 

The coin's designers were: Mamuka Gongadze (Reverse) and Temur Apkhadze (Obverse).

OBVERSE: the composition of the obverse of the coin are the drawings of 17th century Italian monk Don Christoforo de Castelli, consisting of the Church of St. George in Ilori, the village of Ilori and horseriders. The background of the coin is the Caucasus mountain range. In the lower right corner of the design is the inscription “საქართველო” (“Sakartvelo”- Georgia) and the year of the issue (2009).

REVERSE: the modern-day image of the Church of St. George is depicted in the center of the coin, with the Roman numeral “XI” – the date of the construction of the Church –underneath. The coat of arms of Georgia and the inscription “ილორი” (“Ilori”) is placed in the upper part of the coin and the denomination numeral “10” together with the lettering “ლარი” (“Lari”) is placed on the left side of the coin.

EDGE: smooth with inscriptions: (“საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი”- “THE NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA”)

 


Twenty lari denomination Jubilee coins

Date of issue: 2008
Weight: 8.5 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Alloy: Gold 900°
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 1,000

Date of issue: 2008

Weight: 28.28+2.5% g
Diameter: 38.61+/-0.2 mm
Alloy: Ag 925° (92.5% Ag; 7.5% Cu)
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 1,500



     
     

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Reverse 


Georgia became part of the international Olympic movement in 1952 and, as one of the USSR Republics, it took part in competitions within the unified team of the Soviet Union. During 1952-1988 Georgian athletes took part in all Winter and Summer Olympic Games except for the 1984 Olympics. A total of 131 athletes competed and 28 gold, 23 silver and 34 bronze medals were won. Among these athletes were three-time triple jump champion Victor Saneev  and twice freestyle wrestling champion Levan Tediashvili. In addition, 36 athletes narrowly missed out on medals, ranking between 4th and 7th place.

In general, during 1952-2004 a total of 185 Georgian athletes competed at the Olympic Games winning 33 gold, 25 silver and 47 bronze medals.

The Georgian National Olympic Committee (GNOC) was established on October 6, 1989. It was the first such committee to be established within the post-Soviet system. In 1993 the GNOC received International Olympic Committee recognition. Since the date of its establishment the GNOC paid significant attention to the activities and co-operation with the Olympians. In 1999 the "Olympic Champions Club" was founded, which had a positive impact on the Olympians’ solidarity and solved a number of social issues.

The composition of the design of the coin is a mixture of the ancient Hellenic Olympic Games and the modern Olympic movements.
OBVERSE: The obverse of the coin contains a motif of the Olympic flames, symbolizing the Olympic movement, together with an old graphic image of two runners in the center. The inscription "საქართველო", arranged in a semi-circle, is above the central motif.

A medium-size coat of arms of Georgia, with the denomination numeral “20” and the wording "ლარი" (“lari”) inscribed beneath, are placed in the upper left part of the coin. The emblem of the Georgian National Olympic Committee is placed in the middle right part of the coin. The Latin slogan of the Olympic Games "CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS", arranged in semi-circle, is placed beneath the central motif.

REVERSE: The reverse of the coin features the Olympic flame and a depiction of the unique Olympic stadium in Beijing. The name of the host city in the Georgian language "პეკინი" is placed above the central motif. The year of issue (2008) is inscribed beneath the central motif.

 


Three lari denomination Jubilee Coins

 

 
In 2006, the National Bank of Georgia issued two 3 lari denomination commemorative coins, one of silver and one of nickel silver (an alloy of Cu, Ni, Zn) to mark the anniversary of the launch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. The coins were minted at Mennica Polska, the Polish Mint.

Date of issue: 2006
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 5,000

Date of issue: 2006
Weight: 12.8 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Alloy: Cu Ni 13.50-16.50%; Zn 18.0-22%
Quality: Special uncirculated
Mintage limit: 3,000

The coins, designed by Mr. Mamuka Gongadze, are identical in design.


   
OBVERSE: A geographical map of the region is featured in the center of the coin. Seas are rendered with a mirrored surface, land with a textured surface, and the territories of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey with a matte surface. The countries are separated from each other by borders. On the coins the path of the pipelines are outlined with an embossed line and the cities of  Baku, Tbilisi, and Ceyhan with relief circles. At the top of the composition there is a bilingual circular embossed legend "ბაქო-თბილისი-ჯეიჰანი" with “BAKU-TBILISI-CEYHAN” written in English beneath it; the points of their junction are marked with two small circles. In the lower part of the composition, the denomination numeral "3" and a bilingual legend: "ლარი" (in Georgian) and "LARI" (in English) are embossed.
  

REVERSE: Three oil wells situated on the platform passing through the Caspian Sea are depicted in relief in the center of the circular composition. The sea is symbolically represented with wavy lines. Two different surfaces (mirrored and textured) make a composition of the rising sun against the background. The coin mintage date (2006) is engraved on the textured surface. At the top of the composition there is a bilingual circular embossed legend: "საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი" (in Georgian) and "NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA" (in English); the junction point of the text is marked with a small circle. At the lower part of the composition there is an abbreviation of the project "BTC" in relief (in English) and the ornament of wings.

The edge of the coin features the legend in Georgian and English: "საქართველო GEORGIA" and stars in between.


Two lari denomination Jubilee Coins
 
On May 13, 2006 the National Bank of Georgia issued two 2 lari denomination commemorative coins, one of silver and one of nickel silver (an alloy of Cu, Ni, Zn), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dinamo Tbilisi's 1981 victory in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Date of issue: 2006
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 6,000

Date of issue: 2006
Weight: 12.8 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Alloy: Cu Ni 13.50-16.50%; Zn 18-22%
Quality: Special Uncirculated
Mintage limit: 10,000

Both coins, which are identical in design, were designed by Ms. Victoria Kutateladze of the National Bank of Georgia.



OBVERSE: The center of the coin features an image of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, with the legend in Georgian and English ("საქართველო", "GEORGIA") above it. Around the cup, at the edge of the coin there is a decorative semi-circular ornament with sharp ends. The lower right side features the year Dinamo Tbilisi won the cup, 1981, and the legend "წელი" (year). The lower left side features the legend "ლარი", the denomination numeral "2" and the English legend "LARI." The lower edge of the coin indicates the year of the coin’s issue (2006). The denomination numeral "2" and the first numeral in the date "1981" are larger in size to denote the score of the game - 2:1.

REVERSE: There are two football players in motion on the right and left sides. On the lower side, between the figures, there is the image of a ball, and below it the number “25” denoting the jubilee date, and the legends in Georgian and English "წელი" and "YEARS." Almost the entire area of the coin is covered with the decorative image of the cup. On the surface of the coin one can see the legends in Georgian and English - "დინამო თბილისი ევროპის თასების მფლობელთა თასის მფლობელი" and "DINAMO TBILISI UEFA CUP WINNERS' CUP WINNER." A decorative semi-circular ornament divides the surface of the coin in two parts and creates a background for the decor and the images of the football players.

The edge of the coin features the legend in Georgian and English - "საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი" and "NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA" and seven-pointed stars.


One lari denomination commemorative coin
 
One lari denomination silver commemorative coins were minted in by the Polish Mint in 2004 to mark the 2006 World Football Championship. The coin is of numismatic nature and is not legal tender in Georgia.

Date of issue: 2004
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 50,000

The obverse of the coin was designed by Victoria Kutateladze of the National Bank of Georgia. The reverse of the coin was designed by Robert Kotovich.


OBVERSE: The obverse contains a composition created by the National Bank of Georgia. It depicts the map of Georgia with a slanted five-cross banner drawn inside. Below are inscribed the date of issue (2004); words in the Georgian and English languages "საქართველო" "GEORGIA" – and the nominal value of the coin (in Georgian and English) - 1 "ლარი" "LARI".

                             

REVERSE: The reverse was developed by the FIFA World Cup Championship, held in Germany in 2006, and contains an emblem reflecting this event as well as the words: "2006 FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY."



The edge of the coin features the legend in Georgian and English - "საქართველოს ეროვნული ბანკი" and "NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA" with stars in between.


Ten lari denomination commemorative coins dedicated to the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Christ  

The silver and cooper-nickel 10 Lari denomination commemorative coins dedicated to the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the Christ are of numismatic purposes and are not legal tender in Georgia.

Date of issue: 2000
Weight: 15.98 gr
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Mintage: 1000

Date of issue: 2000
Weight: 28.28 gr
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: cooper-nickel 
Mintage: 2000
 

The coins were designed by Mr. Emir Burdjanadze and Ms. Tinatin Tevzadze and the design of both coins is identical.
 

OBVERSE: Heraldic shield with crosses and the sacred gown of Christ in the center encircled with a marginal legend in Georgian reading 2000 A.D.
 


 

  REVERSE: Denomination numeral "10" with the inscription "ten" and "lari" in Georgian. The edge is circled with a marginal legend reading, in Georgian, "National Bank of Georgia - 2000."


The edge of the coin is corrugated with English inscriptions "GEORGIA" and "TEN LARI" with two stars in between.


Ten lari denomination commemorative coins dedicated to the 3,000th anniversary of Georgian statehood   
 
The silver and copper-nickel 10 lari denomination commemorative coins dedicated to the 3,000th anniversary of Georgian statehood are for numismatic purposes and are not legal tender in Georgia.

Date of issue: 2000
Weight: 15.98 g
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Alloy: Ag 925°
Mintage: 1000

Date of issue: 2000
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Alloy: copper-nickel 
Mintage: 2000

The coins were designed by Mr. Emir Burdjanadze and Ms. Tinatin Tevzadze and the design of both coins is identical.

 
OBVERSE: The obverse features bas-reliefs of the eagle and lion from the 11th century Svetitskhoveli cathedral (representing symbols of state strength). The composition is finalized by a leaf ornament and seven stars. The coin is circled with the legend that reads, in Georgian, "3,000th anniversary of Georgian statehood."


REVERSE: The reverse features the denomination numeral "10" in the center with the inscription "lari" in Georgian. The edge is circled with the marginal legend, in Georgian: "National Bank of Georgia - 2000".

 

The edge of the coin is corrugated with English inscriptions: "GEORGIA" and "TEN LARI" with two stars in between.


Five hundred lari gold commemorative coin

A 500 lari commemorative coin was issued in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the victory over fascism. It was produced by the French Mint.
The coin is for numismatic purposes and is not legal tender in Georgia.

Date of issue: 1995
Weight: 17 g
Diameter: 31 mm
Alloy: Gold 920° (22K)

The coin was designed by Mr. Nodar Malazonia.

OBVERSE: The obverse of the coin features the symbol of the sun and life, and the year of issue (1995) in the upper part. The denomination value "500" is in the center and the inscription "ლარი LARI" below. The perimeter of the coin is stamped with the inscription "საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA".


REVERSE: The reverse of the coin features bas-relief profiles of the leaders of the wartime anti-fascist coalition - Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle with the year of the end of the Second World War, 1945, below and the names "STALINE - ROOSEVELT - CHURCHILL - DE GAULLE" on the perimeter.


The edge of the coin features each coin's unique serial number, ranging from 0001/2000 to 2000/2000.

 

 

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