The National Bank of Kazakhstan has issued new coins to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The term is used to refer to the conflict fought during the period from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945 along the many fronts of the eastern campaign of World War II between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany with its allies.
The obverse design of the coin features the coat of arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan in a frame of five-fold turned ornamental eight-pointed socket. The inscriptions read “ҚАЗАҚСТАН ҰЛТТЫҚ БАНКІ” (NATIONAL BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN) along with the denomination “500 ТЕҢГЕ” (500 TENGE). The mark of the Kazakhstan Mint also appears with an indication of the weight and composition.
The reverse design features a depiction of a fragment of the Memorial of Glory located in the park of Panfilov’s guardsmen in Almaty. Images of the memorial can be found here. The inscriptions include the anniversary dates “1945” and “2015” with “ҰЛЫ ЖЕҢІСКЕ 70 ЖЫЛ” in state language and “70 ЛЕТ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЕ” in Russian (70 YEARS OF GREAT VICTORY).
Each coin is struck to proof quality in 92.5% silver with a weight of 24 grams and diameter of 37 mm. The mintage is 7,000 pieces, but from this number 4,776 coins were presented to war veterans.
A copper-nickel version of the coin with a denomination of 50 tenge has also been produced. This version has a weight of 11.17 grams, diameter of 31 mm, and mintage of 100,000 pieces.