• 20 Tenge 1995, KM# 12, Kazakhstan, 50th Anniversary of the United Nations
  • 20 Tenge 1995, KM# 12, Kazakhstan, 50th Anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organisation in the world.

Engravers: V. P. Ivzhenko, M. A. Bajtakov


National emblem, value below, surrounded by the inscriptions "Kazakhstan" and "National Bank of Kazakhstan".

The emblem of Kazakhstan was adopted on June 4, 1992. The emblem is an image of shanyrak, the upper dome-like portion of a yurt, against a sky blue background which irradiates (in the form of sun rays) uyks (supports) set off by wings of mythical horses, inspired by Tulpar. The circle shape of the Emblem is a symbol of a life and eternity. The shanyrak symbolizes well-being of family, peace and calmness. The name of the country in Kazakh is in the lower part of the coat of arms.

A traditional yurt is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam-bent. The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown.

Tulpar is a winged or swift horse in Turkic mythology (for example, Kazakh and Tatar mythology), corresponding to Pegasus. Tulpar is also in state emblems of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Bashkortostan.



50th anniversary symbol of United Nations surrounded by the inscription above and the dates below.

The emblem of the United Nations Organization depicts a map of the world representing an azimuthal equidistant projection centred on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles. The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents all the people and the countries of the world.

1945 • 1995


Inscription: Kazakhstan Mint 20 Tenge


Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 10.72 g
Diameter 31.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Kazakhstan Mint

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