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Georgian currency acquired its symbol

Up today the Georgian national currency - Lari - has its own symbol. Its presentation was held at the National Bank of Georgia.

 

The bank president George Kadagidze presented the author of the symbol –the artist Malkhaz Shvelidze and handed a certificate to the co-authors of the conception.

According to him, in connection with the creation of the symbol of Georgian Lari (GEL) Georgian National Bank announced a competition in December 2013. Was created temporal committee, which included representatives of the National Bank, the Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee, Council of Government heraldry, the Ministries of Culture and Monuments Protection and Education and Science and the Academy of Arts.

In identifying symbol's-winner Commission drew attention to the following criteria: concept, design, matching the Georgian alphabet, the presence of elements in the symbol denoting the currency and the ability to image light hand.

During three weeks, was conducted an online survey, that wore a recommendation character.

"The introduction of the symbol of the Georgian money - GEL - will contribute to the promotion of the national currency in Georgia and beyond. Popularity symbol will help society in its easy recognition and positive impact on the image of Georgia's money," - said Giorgi Kadagidze.

As stated Malhaz Shvelidze, he tried to make the character so that everyone could find it easily.

With regard to standards, he said, there is no standard that would limit the imagination of the artist. All materials related to the symbol of GEL posted on the official web page of the National Bank.

As was explained in the bank, the introduction of such a character will increase public confidence in relation to the national currency.

Last modified onWednesday, 09 July 2014 03:16
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