Azerbaijan 50 – Animate Effect

Owner:  Central Bank of Azerbaijan

Project Team:
Issuer: Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Printer: G+D Currency Development GmbH
Ink supplier: SICPA SA
Security feature suppliers: SICPA SA, Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH
Substrate supplier: Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH

Azerbaijan has been upgrading its banknote series with state of the art security features. Azerbaijan is located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It has a population of around 10 million people.
The theme of the renewed 50 Manat banknote is “Education and Future”, which is part of existing conception of the nations progress to strengthen the brand of “Independent Azerbaijan”. The banknote is thriving with the most advanced and attractive security features from Louisenthal. The banknote celebrates the importance of education and the progress made from young schoolchildren to advanced university students. This theme is creatively demonstrated with young schoolchildren to the left of the note, progressing to university
students to the right of the note. And these images are encapsulated in sophisticated and dynamic security features.
The 50 manat has attracted attention from many in the banknote industry. The 1 and 5 Manat have also been released. The theme of the 1 Manat is Culture and Art (Music theme), and the 5 Manat features Writing and Literature. Both notes also feature RollingStar thread and Spark Live.

Many outstanding security features have been carefully integrated into the 50 Manat. Perhaps the most pronounced feature is the entire
Rolling Star® LEAD “Mix” Version foil strip to the right of the front. It carries a massive number of dynamic and attractive security features.

  1. At top, a metallic surface relief motif “flip” effect created with micromirrors, alternating between denomination 50 and the Manat symbol.
  2. Immediately below is colour shifting motif with micromirror animation which shows the arch of an educational Institution with animated relief structures and a depth background inside the arch.
  3. Underneath, stairs in holographic and micromirror spectrum display featuring the Banks “AMB” signage and the denomination number.
  4. At the bottom of the foil is an eye-catching animated walking university Student which can be seen on the frontside. By tilting the note, the “walking Student” shows very impressively the movements of a walking person.
Awards | Currency Awards 2022


Best New Banknote or Banknote Series


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