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The somoni (Tajik: cомонӣ, ISO 4217
ISO 4217
code: TJS) is the currency of Tajikistan. It is subdivided into 100 diram (Tajik: дирам). The currency is named after the father of the Tajik nation, Ismail Samani (also spelled Ismoil Somoni).

Contents

1 History 2 Coins

2.1 Remarks 2.2 Remarks

3 Banknotes 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The somoni was introduced on 30 October 2000;[1] it replaced the Tajikistani ruble, at the rate of 1 somoni = 1000 rubles.[2] The currency is divided into 100 diram for one somoni. Diram banknotes were first introduced on 30 October 2000 to start the currency off and coins were introduced later in 2001 with the intention of creating a more efficient monetary system and gradually replacing the diram notes. This was also the first time circulating coins were introduced in Tajikistan. Coins[edit] Circulation coins, first issued in 2001 were struck in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 diram composed of brass clad steel and 1, 3, and 5 somoni in nickel clad steel. Bimetallic 3 and 5 somoni coins were first released in 2003. The reverse of all somoni coins are changed annually and commemorate various events. A second issue dated 2011 was issued in June 2012, and included 5, 10, 20, 50 dirams and 1 somoni.[3] Tajikistan
Tajikistan
coins are struck by Goznak
Goznak
at the Saint Petersburg Mint
Saint Petersburg Mint
in Russia.

The First Series [1]

Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of minting

Reverse Obverse Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse

5 diram 16.5 mm 1.35 mm 2 g brass-clad steel Plain Tajik 7-star crown, "ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон"1, year of minting Value 2001

10 diram 17.5 mm 1.4 mm 2.4 g

20 diram 18.5 mm 1.4 mm 2.7 g

25 diram 19 mm 1.4 mm 2.76 g Brass

50 diram 21 mm 1.45 mm 3.6 g

1 somoni 24 mm 1.6 mm 5.2 g See remark 2 Reeded and plain sections Ismail Samani, "ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон", value, Value and the Tajik 7-star crown, year of minting 2001

3 somoni 25.5 mm 1.8 mm 6.3 g Lettered Coat of arms, "ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон", value

5 somoni 26.5 mm 1.85 mm 7 g Reeded and plain sections with a star Abuabdullo Rudaki, "ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон", value, "Рӯдакӣ"3

These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimetre. For table standards, see the coin specification table.

Remarks[edit]

"ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон" = "Republic of Tajikistan" Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901–present, 31st ed. states that the composition for 1, 3, and 5 som is cupronickel-zinc, while the Central Bank states cupronickel. "Рӯдакӣ" = "Rudaki"

The Second Series [2]

Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of minting

Reverse Obverse Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse

1 diram 14.5 mm  mm 1.3 g Brass-clad steel Plain Coat of arms, "ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон", year of minting Value 2011

2 diram 16 mm  mm 1.6 g

5 diram 18 mm  mm 2 g Copper-clad brass

10 diram 20.5 mm  mm 3 g

20 diram 23.5 mm  mm 4.5 g Corrugated

50 diram 26 mm  mm 5.5 g reeded

1 somoni 27 mm  mm 5.2 g Cupronickel-clad steel

These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimetre. For table standards, see the coin specification table.

Remarks[edit]

"ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон" = "Republic of Tajikistan"

Banknotes[edit]

The Current Series [3]

Image Value Dimensions Main Colour Description Date of

Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark printing issue

1 diram 100 × 60 mm Brown Sadriddin Ayni
Sadriddin Ayni
Theatre and Opera House Pamir Mountains Two mountains over rectangle 1999 2000

5 diram Blue Arbob Cultural Palace Shrine of Mirzo Tursunzoda

20 diram Green Meetings Hall of the National Bank of Tajikistan Mountain road

50 diram Purple Ismail Samani Mountain valley

1 somoni 141 × 65 mm Green Mirzo Tursunzoda National Bank of Tajikistan Portrait

3 somoni 141 x 65 mm Violet Shirinsho Shotemur Majlisi Oli 2010 2010

5 somoni 144 × 65 mm Blue Sadriddin Ayni Shrine of Abuabdullo Rudaki 1999 2000 2010 2013 2017

10 somoni 147 × 65 mm Red Mir Said Alii Hamadoni Tomb of Mir Said Alii Hamadoni

20 somoni 150 × 65 mm Yellow-brown Abuali ibn Sino Hissar Castle

50 somoni 153 × 65 mm Blue Bobojon Gafurov Chaikhana (teahouse) Sino

100 somoni 156 × 65 mm Brown Ismail Samani Presidential Palace

200 somoni 159 x 68 mm Brown and Yellow Nusratullo Maksum National Library building in Dushanbe 2010 2010

500 somoni 162 x 71 mm Purple and Gray Abuabdullo Rudaki Palace of Nations in Dushanbe

For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

Current TJS exchange rates

From Google Finance: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD RUB

From Yahoo! Finance: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD RUB

From XE: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD RUB

From OANDA: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD RUB

From fxtop.com: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD RUB

Note: These rates could be substantially different from the rates the central bank publishes See also[edit]

Economy of Tajikistan

References[edit] Notes

^ National Bank of Tajikistan. "Banknotes and coins". Archived from the original on 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2007-05-19.  ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "Tajikistan". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: www.BanknoteNews.com.  ^ http://worldcoinnews.blogspot.com.au/search/label/tajikistan

Sources

Krause, Chester L.; Clifford Mishler (2003). 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901–Present. Colin R. Bruce II (senior editor) (31st ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873495934.  Cuhaj, George S. (editor) (2005). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: Modern Issues 1961-Date (11th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-89689-160-7. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

Coins of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
at CISCoins.net

Preceded by: Tajikistani ruble Reason: inflation Ratio: 1 somoni = 1000 rubles Currency
Currency
of Tajikistan 2000 – Succeeded by: Current

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