In 2016 the National Bank of Georgia started to issue upgraded Lari banknotes
Upgraded banknotes in denomination of 5 lari will be issued into circulation from September 1, 2017 Upgraded Banknotes in denominations of 20 and 50 Lari are in circulation since February 1, 2016 and upgraded banknotes in denomination of 100 Lari are in circulation since November 1, 2016.
Original and well-known Lari banknote themes have been preserved on upgraded banknotes, but at the same time, histories featured on the banknotes have been diversified with distinct, new elements. The modified design presents Georgian cultural and historical heritage with more precision and modern appearance.
The upgraded Lari banknotes are characterized with distinct color spectrum that is harmonically synchronized with dominant and contrast colors of the main plots.
Sizes of Lari banknotes have been upgraded as well. The diagonal and symmetric growth principle has been used for banknotes with respect to denominations.
The style of design, parameters and security features of the upgraded banknotes are modern, tested and consecutive for each denomination. Furthermore, the components of the design are maximally integrated into security features, which consequently create a concept of the one family.
The upgraded Lari banknotes are protected with modern and high technological security features that, at the same time, are easily intelligible to users. Furthermore, the banknotes still have the special improved features for visually impaired people.
The upgraded banknotes are made with special materials and security mechanisms that make them robust against contamination and natural wear-and-tear.
The world’s leading security printing companies such as “Giesecke & Devrient” (Germany), “Oberthur Fiduciaire” (France), “De La Rue”(England) have participated in the process of improvement of the upgraded design for the Lari banknotes created by National Bank of Georgia.
The banknotes of the previous issues will remain in parallel circulation with upgraded lari banknotes.
The banknotes in denomination of 10 lari will be upgraded later.