Somoni: coin from Republic of Tajikistan (2001-...); 100 diram

SOMONI: COIN OF TAJIKISTAN

1 somoni (cомонӣ), 2007: Republic of Tajikistan

1 somoni (cомонӣ), 2007: Republic of Tajikistan

Commemorative coin of Tajikistan for circulating: 800th anniversary birth of Jalaluddin Rumi (a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, that was born probably in Wakhsh — a village in present-day Tajikistan).

ҶУМҲУРИИ ТОҶИКИСТОН - ЯК СОМОНӢ - 1 - 2007: Republic of Tajikistan - One somoni.

National ornament.

Stylized sign СПМД (Санкт-Петербургский монетный двор): Saint Petersburg Mint, Russia.

800 СОЛ ШОИР ВА МУГАФАККИРИ БУЗУРТ МАВЛОНО ҶАЛОЛИДДИНИ РУМӢ - 1207-1273: 800 years of birth of the great poet and thinker Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi - 1207-1273.

Mintage: 100.000.

  • Nickel silver: 23.92 mm - 5.24 g
  • Reference price: 4$

COIN SOMONI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN (2001-...): somoni = 100 diram

The somoni coin is named after Ismail Samani — the founder and first ruler of the powerful in 9th-10th centuries Samanid state (prototype of modern Tajikistan).
Interestingly, the currencies of neighboring Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan — som and soʻm, respectively — have somewhat similar names, but their etymology is quite different (not related to the historical figure).