01/08/2018

KURZ Foil on New Kyrgyz Banknote

KINEGRAM COLORS Foil Patch on new Kyrgyz 2000 Som Banknote

In December 2017, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic issued a 2,000 Som commemorative banknote.

The foil security feature on this new note is a KINEGRAM COLORS® patch, developed by KURZ, in the form of a Kyrgyz yurt. It is the world’s first paper banknote to feature this technology. The walls, entrance, and roof of the yurt are realized in three distinct metal colours – gold, bright green, and turquoise – and incorporate fine filigree details. When the banknote is tilted, various optical effects can be observed in the foil: The colours dynamically change in shade. Fine lines within the yurt move to right and left. A traditional Kyrgyz symbol and the number 25 flip from one to the other in the walls of the Yurt.

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