The FINANCIAL -- National Bank of Georgia issued a collector coin in denomination of 5 lari dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
On February 1st, the Governor of the National bank of Georgia, Koba Gvenetadze, together with the Rector of the Tbilisi State University, Giorgi Sharvashidze and the Coin Designer, Nino Gongadze, presented coin to the audience.
"I am pleased to present you with a successful result of another interesting project of the National Bank - a collector coin, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. For the National Bank of Georgia working on this project was truly honorable. As you are aware, the University was the first and the only educational body in Caucasus Region and with its founder Ivane Javakhishvili, it was a symbol of literacy, progress and European values even a century ago. The National Bank of Georgia congratulates the University on its 100th Anniversary and dedicates 5 lari denomination silver collector coin",- stated the Governor of NBG, Koba Gvenetadze.
"Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University celebrates 100 years anniversary in 2018. Considering Georgian language and educational traditions, Tbilisi State University is the first university in the Caucasus Region, to established European standard high education institution. According to various rankings, TSU ranks first in the region within the frameworks of research and publications. TSU is amongst the 2% of world's top universities. (/The U.S. News&World Report - Best Global Universities Rankings/ (2017). Since the establishment, Tbilisi State University has more than 300 thousand graduates. This date is important not only for the University and it's students, professors, alumni, but also for the whole country, since it was the most crucial event towards strengthening the independence and statehood of Georgia. We are pleased, that the decision of the National Bank of Georgia is linked to this date. Today, we present silver collector coin in denomination of 5 lari dedicated to dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University",- stated the Rector of TSU Giorgi Sharvashidze.
Coin design was selected through an open competition and its author is Nino Gongadze. The coin was minted in Royal Mint of Spain ("Real Casa de la Moneda") and its realization will begin from today, February 1, 2018" - Mr. Koba Gvenetadze, Governor of the National Bank of Georgia stated, according to NBG.
The coin has been minted by the Royal Spain Mint in amount of 1500 pieces. The sale price is 95 GEL and the coins will be available starting today, at the Cash Centre of the NBG (address: 72 Kakheti Highway, Tbilisi), Money Museum (Kvareli , Rustaveli str. N10) and from the online store on the NBG webpage.