Kyrgyzstani Som Currency Notes | Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstani Som

Kyrgyzstani Som Currency:

The Som is the official currency or legal tender of Kyrgyz Republic. The Kyrgyz Republic or simply Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country surrounded by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. It was a part of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). After the disintegration of USSR in the early 1990s, various independent fragments/republics of the previous Union tried to maintain common currency in the initial years of gaining independence. Due to lack of political consensus and a common authority to control monetary and fiscal affairs, each republic had to create its own currency during the course of time. The final degeneration of the ruble zone commenced with the withdrawal of banknotes by the Central Bank of Russia on the Russian territory towards the fag end of July 1993.

In the place of Soviet ruble, the Som was officially released into circulation on May 10, 1993 with each Som equivalent to 200 rubles. The sole currency was in the form of absolute banknotes until 2008, when the coins too began to be minted for circulation. The currency symbol of Som C was officially confirmed by the National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic in 2017. The Som is further subdivided into one hundred equal parts called tyiyn. The frequently used banknotes are 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 som and the rarely used notes are 1, 10, 50 tyiyn, 1, 5, 10 som. The coins which are in wide circulation are of the denominations 1, 3, 5 and 10 som and the coins rarely used are 1, 10, 50 tyiyn.

Kyrgyzstani Som

Kyrgyzstani Som (Kyrgyzstan):

Code: KGS


1/100 = tyiyn

Symbol: c


1, 10, 50 tyiyn, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 som


1, 10, 50 tyiyn, 1, 3, 5, 10 som

Central bank:         

National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

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