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Turkmenistan: New Series of Commemorative Banknotes
« on: October 07, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »
From banknotenews:

These notes commemorate the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 17 to 27 September 2017. The front of each note is like the preceding issue, but with the addition of the Ashgabat 2017 logo on the watermark area at left.The back of each note depicts a new architectural building erected in the Turkmen capital in honor of the games. Anti-counterfeiting features have also been enhanced. The games logo is “executed by a special press method,” and the two lowest denominations’ nominal figures are printed in OVI, and on higher denominations printed with SPARK Live. These new notes are legal tender, and circulate in parallel with notes dated 2009, 2012, and 2014.

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Turkmenistan: New Series of Commemorative Banknotes
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 03:20:15 PM »
Second batch of photos...

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Re: Turkmenistan: New Series of Commemorative Banknotes
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:59:49 AM »
The faces are:

1 - Tugrul Beg, founder of the Seljuk dynasty
5 - Ahmed Sanjar, first Seljuk sultan
10 - Magtymguly Pyragy, poet and independence advocate
20 - Gorogly, the Turkmen answer to Robin Hood
50 - Granddad Korkut, hero of folk tales
100 - Oguz Khakan, mythological Turkic leader

Evidently, Turkmenistan is trying to push away from its Czarist and Soviet inheritance, reminding the population of its Turkic past through its banknotes. The faces all look alike, though with facial hair and headgear distinguishing them. The three real persons are all depicted to look like Timur in Uzbekistan, probably because there are no good surviving portraits.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.