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Georgia tetri coin 1993
General information
Country

Flag of Georgia Georgia

Value

0.01 lari

Years

1993

Measurements and composition
Mass

1.38 g

Diameter

15 mm

Thickness

1.25 mm

Composition

stainless steel

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

coin

Edge

plain

Obverse

Borjgali, Tree of Life, English and Georgian state titles, year

Reverse

Grapes, value

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The 1 tetri coin (1 thetri) is a circulation piece that was issued by Georgia in 1993. It is distributed by the National Bank of Georgia, the Georgian central bank. Although the coin has not been struck for several years, it continues to be used for its legal tender face value of 0.01 lari in its country of origin, except in the area of Abkhazia, which is widely recognized as part of Georgia but has declared itself independent.

The piece is composed of stainless steel and has a mass of 1.38 grams, a diameter of 15 millimeters, and a thickness of 1.25 millimeters. It has coin alignment and a plain edge, and like most coins, is round in shape. The coin's designs are the work of Georgian artists Elguja Amashukeli (1928–2002) and Bachana and Nodar Malazonia. Displayed in the center of the obverse is an illustration of the Borjgali, a Georgian symbol of the sun, above the Christian Tree of Life. The former represents eternal movement and life, while the latter symbolizes the continuity between the past, present, and future. Engraved in the middle of the coin is the date "1993", the first two numerals (19) separated from the last two (93) by the Borjgali. All of the aforementioned elements are enclosed within a circular boundary. Printed in a clockwise direction along the upper periphery of the piece, outside of the boundary, is the Mkhedruli Georgian state title "საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა" (Romanized: Sakartvelos Respublika), which commences at the left of the obverse and concludes at the right. The English equivalent, "REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA", is written counterclockwise along the bottom rim. It starts at the left periphery and ends at the opposite side of the obverse. The Georgian and English texts are separated from each other at both sides of the obverse by small design elements consisting of three small grouped circles. Inscribed at the top center of the reverse is the Georgian value "1 თეთრი" (erti tetri), with the numeral and word printed on separate lines and the former engraved in a significantly larger font than the latter. Below are two clusters of grapes hanging from vines. The rims of the obverse and reverse are raised, and on the reverse the rim is decorated with an ornamental border.

The total mintage of the 1 tetri coin is currently unknown. However, examples are relatively common and can be obtained by most coin collectors at low prices.

ReferencesEdit

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Georgian lari
Banknotes Current lari: 1 L2 L5 L10 L20 L50 L100 L200 L500 L
Kupon lari: 1 L3 L5 L10 L50 L100 L250 L500 L1,000 L2,000 L3,000 L5,000 L10,000 L20,000 L25,000 L30,000 L50,000 L100,000 L150,000 L250,000 L500,000 L1,000,000 Lprivatization vouchers
Coins 1 t2 t5 t10 t20 t50 t1 L2 L3 L10 L20 L25 L50 L100 L300 L500 L1,000 L
Miscellaneous Golden FleeceHyperinflationLariLari signNational Bank of GeorgiaTetri

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