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General information about the reproduction of banknotes 

 

The use of banknote images or any parts of images (in one or more colours) which with regard to their characteristics (size, colour, presentation) could be mistaken in circulation for genuine banknotes of the Kyrgyz Republic is prohibited and punishable by an administrative fine of not less than ten estimate indicators and not more than twenty estimate indicators with confiscation of the instruments used for reproduction or the object used to commit the offence.  

The same activity as described in the previous paragraph, if repeated within one year of the application of administrative disciplinary measures, is punishable by an administrative fine of not less than twenty estimate indicators and not more than fifty estimate indicators, with confiscation of the instruments used for reproduction or the object used to commit the offence.  

 

Reproduction in printed media 

 

It is possible to reproduce images of banknotes (in one or more colours) without the official permission of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic if the reproductions are more than 130% or less than 70% of the size of the original banknote or if the banknote images are used in the form of illuminated advertising. 

For print media, we supply on loan either digital images of our banknotes (150 dpi) or physical banknote specimens (both include the word “YЛГY” (specimen) printed diagonally across the banknote). These will be provided only if the reason for wishing to reproduce the banknotes is declared and the user indicates that they accept the terms of the contract governing their use by returning a signed letter stating the terms and conditions in question). Moreover, it is strictly forbidden to pass these images or copies thereof on to third parties, and all materials provided must be returned to the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. Users are responsible for ensuring that access to these materials is limited. 

All negatives, plates, positives, digitized storage media, graphics files, magnetic media, optical storage devices and other devices used to create illustrations containing complete or partial banknote images must be destroyed, deleted or erased after their final use. 

 

Reproduction in electronic media 

 

Publicly accessible digital banknote images must meet both of the following criteria: 

· the image resolution must be 72 dpi or less; 

· the word “YЛГY” (specimen) must be printed diagonally across the reproduction in a contrasting colour. The word must be at least 10% of the length and 10% of the width of the banknote image.