The national currency of Kazakhstan came into circulation on 15 November 1993.
Today, tenge has 18 levels of protection, and is included in the list of the most protected currencies of the world. Currently, there are the following banknotes to the value of 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 tenge and coins – 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tenge.
Kazakhstan has the most advanced banking system in Central Asia. Banks work Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. till 5.30 p.m. US Dollars and Euros can be exchanged into tenges in any bank or exchange offices.