National Bank of Georgia Issued a Collector Coin Dedicated to the European Youth Olympic Festival "Tbilisi 2015"
07 July, 2015
Starting on July 7, NBG starts sales of Olympic silver coin “Tbilisi 2015”. The presentation was held at the NBG today. The Governor of the NBG, Giorgi Kadagidze personally presented 10 Lari silver coin to the society. The coin was issued by NBG especially for the ХIII European Youth Olympic Festival, for collection purposes. The presentation was attended by the author of coin’s design Mamuka Gongadze and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of “Tbilisi 2015”, Alex Akhvlediani.
“In our opinion this decision of the National Bank will further promote the image of our country and Georgian sport on this important sporting event. Apart from the fact that the coin is very beautiful, one of the main functions of the coin is popularization of the event, our city and our country. I am sure this will be a pleasant gift for visitors of Tbilisi, and eventually it will become an important attribute for European Youth Olympic Festival, hosted by Tbilisi,”- Giorgi Kadagidze, Governor of the NBG stated.
The coin, with the face value of 10 Lari, weighs 15.50 g, and is minted from sterling silver. The coin’s design is created by artist Mamuka Gongadze. The emblem of the Olympic Festival and the pictograms representing the types of Olympic sports are the central motive of the coin design. It should be mentioned that the emblem of the Olympic Festival is colored with paint, which is both a technological innovation and a milestone in the tradition of collection coin minting in Georgia. The reverse of the coin features the map of Europe, the symbol of the Georgian National Olympic Committee and the newly created symbol of Georgian currency – Lari.
The coin has been minted by Mennica Polska (Poland) in amount of 3000 pieces. The sale price is 65 GEL and the coins will be available starting today, at the Cash Center of NBG, at the Money Museum in Kvareli and from the online store on the NBG web-page