Upgraded Lari Banknotes
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is authorised to produce and emit Lari notes and coins?
Who makes decisions on the specifications of Lari notes/coins?
Since Lari introduction until 2016, have the Lari notes been renewed in any form?
What should be the intervals of renewal of banknote design and security features?
Is the renewal of the banknotes planned for all denominations?
When have the upgraded notes been issued in circulation?
What has been upgraded/changed on Lari banknotes?
Who and what are depicted on the upgraded banknotes?
Why was the decision made to depict portraits on the upgraded banknotes again?
When is the issue of the necessity of banknote renewal arisen?
Why has the National Bank of Georgia upgraded Lari banknotes? was it connected to exchange rate fluctuations of Lari?
Is the main reason of upgrading Lari banknotes the factor of increased counterfeiting of the previous banknotes?
What were the problems of the lari banknotes issued before 2016?
What are the stages of production of banknotes?
How was the upgraded design of the Lari banknotes created? Was a competition launched for Lari banknote design? Who participated in the above process?
Why did banknotes in denominations of 1 and 2 Lari disappear?
How can we recognize the upgraded banknotes?
How secured are the upgraded banknotes?
Which security features were changed or added to the upgraded banknotes comparing with the previous issues?
Has the substrate been changed and why?
Were the sizes of upgraded Banknotes changed and why?
Have the colors been changed and why?
what has been changed obverse and reverse sides of banknotes in denomination of 5 Lari and why?
What was changed on the obverse and reverse sides of banknotes in denomination of 10 Lari and why?
What was changed on the obverse and reverse sides of banknotes in denomination of 20 Lari and why?
What was changed on the obverse and reverse sides of banknotes in denomination of 50 Lari and why?
What was changed on the obverse and reverse sides of banknotes in denomination of 100 Lari and why?
Is it possible the upgraded banknotes to be used in vending machines or payment devices without any problems?
How can visually impaired or blind people recognize the upgraded banknotes?
What should I do if I think that a banknote looks suspicious?
Where can I get detailed information on the upgraded banknotes?
How well are the upgraded banknotes protected from dirtying?
Where and how can damaged or dirtied banknotes be exchanged?
What kind of banknotes is considered unsuitable for payment?
Can I exchange banknotes which are unfit for payment?
Is it allowed to use the banknote design for advertising purposes?
How will we informed about putting the upgraded banknotes into circulation?
Are the banknotes of 1995-99 emissions still in circulation?
How well are the upgraded banknotes protected from counterfeiting?
Where can I exchange banknotes issued before 2016 for upgraded banknotes?
Can I use the Banknotes issued before 2016 for payment purposes?
Which security features of the upgraded Lari banknotes are intended for the general public?
Which security features of the upgraded Lari banknotes can be readable by using special devices?
What are the years of issues of lari banknotes before 2016 and what changes have been applied with the regard?
Whose signature is applied on the upgraded banknotes?
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