DEFINITION of 'KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge)'
The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Kazakhstan tenge (KZT), the currency of Kazakhstan. The tenge is made of 100 tiyn and is often presented with a symbol that looks like the capital letter T with a horizontal line above it. The name of the currency denotes a set of equal scales.
BREAKING DOWN 'KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge)'
The tenge was first seen in 1993, replacing the Russian ruble. The first tenge coins were actually minted in Germany, and a mint for paper currency began operation within Kazakhstan in 1995. This mint printed a new and more decorative series of banknotes in 2006.