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Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:36:51 AM »
Central Bank of Uzbekistan is planning to introduce coins of new design. Denominations planned are 50, 100, 200 and 500 Soms.

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I could not find more information on central bank's website.

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 02:03:04 PM »
Today, no coins circulate in Uzbekistan. The dominating denomination is 1000 som. You will find some 2000 and 500 som notes in circulation. On street markets you may get 100 and 200 som notes once in a while, but unless you get five of them, it is hard to spend them elsewhere.

Yet, the information sounds credible, since the new president is slowly reforming the economy. There may be plans for a 100 to 1 re-denomination of the som, since inflation has come down and the som is now devalued and sort of convertible, which has defeated the currency black market.

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Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 03:37:25 PM »
I also read that Central Bank of Uzbekistan is planning to introduce Islamic banking system...

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 05:02:38 PM »
I give that one zero credibility. Wishful thinking at best. Not only are the Uzbeks in general very relaxed about religion (exception on both sides exist), the new president is one of those religiously relaxed people. Significantly, he has been railing against Islamic radicalism in his election campaign.

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 07:22:49 PM »
And here they are!


50 sum
Nickel plated steel
18,00 mm
2,0 gr


100 sum
Nickel plated steel
20,00 mm
2,5 gr


200 sum
Nickel plated steel
22,00 mm
3,3 gr


500 sum
Nickel plated steel
24,00 mm
3,9 gr

I'm not too happy with the 100 and 500 sum designs being just modifications of earlier commemoratives, but the 50 sum is nice and 200 sum not too bad either.

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 09:33:19 PM »
I have seen the design on the 200 som somewhere. It's on an Uzbek monument.

Got it! The Sher-Dor (having tiger) Madrasah (religious school) in Samarqand

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 09:59:09 PM »
On the 100 is the independence monument in Toshkent.

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 02:23:31 PM »
Somehow I had missed this news. A reasonably nice coin series compared to their previous standard circulating coin series but indeed a pity that 2 of the designs were copied from past commemoratives.

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Re: Uzbekistan to Introduce New Series of Coins
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 04:51:32 PM »
The minted coins: