The 2000 Som commemorative banknote was issued in November 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic and the establishment of its national currency.

The new banknote has a unique combination of sophisticated, artistic designs conceived by the National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic banknote designer Murat Sagimbaev. The 2000 Som includes a wide variety of detailed symbols of the Kyrgyz people and the country’s beautiful and wild nature. By reading it from the bottom to the top, the banknote also tells the history – from ancient times to the modern Kyrgyzstan of today.

It is also the first note to use MOTION® SURFACE™ – a technology that creates engaging three dimensional and animated effects with high resolution based on micro-optics. The MOTION SURFACE stripe showcases a number of unique visual effects based on Deep (in which objects appear to sit below the surface of the banknote), Shimmer (a controlled shine) and Topo (topographic – in which objects appear to rest on the surface of the note) effects. T

In addition, the 200 Som banknote is the first note to carry Kurz’s KINEGRAM COLORS® patch that changes the figure “25” to the Kyrgyz national pattern.