Press release 

of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic 


The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic” puts into circulation a new 5000 Som banknote of fifth series of the national currency from May 10, 2024. 

A portrait of the outstanding Kyrgyz actor and artist S. Chokmorov have been preserved on the front side of the banknote and the building of “Ala-Too” cinema on the reverse. The main color and size of banknote also remained unchanged. 

The 5000 Som banknote contain three-levels of state-of art security features that provide reliable protection for the public against counterfeiting. 

All banknotes of the national currency are legal tender in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and are subject to mandatory acceptance as means of payment regardless of the year of issue. 


Security features of 5000 Som banknote of 2023 year  

1. Watermark: Look for the multi-tonal portrait combined with numbers, visible when held to the light.  

2. Security Thread visible as a broken line, and when viewed against the light it is a continuous line. Tilt the note to see a rapid movement up and down the threads background and the diamond-shaped logo of the National Bank pulsate. 

3. See-Through Image: Look for the patterns on the front and reverse sides of the banknote complete a pattern of diamonds when held to the light.  

4. Raised Ink: Feel the raised ink on the portrait, inscriptions and denomination. 

5. Latent image: Tilt the note to see the C in a rainbow colour stand out from the background.  

6. Colour-shifting ink: When banknote is tilted the colour of the pattern, which includes three-dimensional concentric rings, shifts from gold to jade.  

7. Iridescent stripe (on the reverse side): The diamond-shaped logo of the National Bank and the denomination can be seen when the banknote is tilted.