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Tajikistan: post-Soviet coinage

Started by <k>, October 14, 2020, 03:40:55 PM

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Here is a closer look at the reverse of the 50 diram coin of 2011.

Like all the diram coins of the series, it features an attractive arabesque to the left of the denomination.
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A closer look at the obverse of the 50 diram coin of 2011.

All the coins of the 2011 series featured the national emblem on the obverse.
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The 1 somoni coin was the highest denomination of the series that was issued in 2011.

It had a different reverse design.


The coin was made of nickel-plated iron.

It was 27 mm in diameter and weighed 5.2 grams.
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In 2015 an amended series of coins was issued.

These comprised the 5, 10 20 and 50 dirams.


The numerals and text appeared in a different font on these coins.

Otherwise the main design details remained unchanged.
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Here is a reminder of the reverse sides of the 2011 set, so that you can see the difference.
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A closer look at the 5 diram coin of 2015.
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A reminder of the obverse of the 50 diram coin of 2011.

You can see the slight difference between the fonts of the 2011 and 2015 coins.
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In 2017 yet another series was issued.

Here the style of the obverses of the 2015 set was retained.

However, the reverse designs were in the style of the 2011 set.
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Here we see the different styles of the 2011, 2015 and 2017 sets, thanks to Numista.

Images copyright of lektrobal and Cyrillius of Numista.
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In 2018 Tajikistan added new types of 1, 3 and 5 somoni circulation coins to the series.

On the reverse of the 5 somoni coin, part of the numeral '5' has a latent image embedded in it.


The 1 somoni features a portrait of the Tajik poet Mirzo Tursunzoda

The 3 somoni features a portrait of the Tajik politician Shirinsho Shotemur

The 5 somoni features a portrait of Tajik poet and writer Sadriddin Aynii.


The style of the text on the diram coins matches that of the 2015 series.

This can be seen from the wider 'x' letter on the obverse of the diram denominations.
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In 2019 Tajikistan issued yet another new coin series.

The denominations consisted of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 dirams and 1, 3 and 5 somoni.


The diram coins were all made of brass-plated steel.

All the diram coins had a common obverse that featured the national emblem.

Below you see the obverse of the 2 diram coin of 2019.
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The 1 diram coin must be rather scarce.

Below you see an image of the reverse.

The design was now rather plain, showing only the denomination.
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The reverse of the 2 diram coin was very similar in style to that of the 1 diram coin.
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The reverse of the 5 diram coin had an arabesque pattern around the inner rim.
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The reverse of the 10 diram coin was very similar in style to that of the 5 diram coin.
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