Manat: coin of Turkmenistan (1996-...); 100 teňňe

MANAT: COIN OF TURKMENISTAN

1 manat, 2010: Turkmenistan

1 manat, 2010: Turkmenistan

TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MERKEZI BANKY: Central Bank of Turkmenistan.

1 MANAT.

GARAŞSYZ BITARAP TÜRKMENISTAN: Independent Neutral Turkmenistan.

The "Independence Monument" (is located in Ashgabat — the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan) superimposed over the map of Turkmenistan.

Popular ornaments from Turkmen traditional carpets.

Inscription on the edge of coin: BIR MANAT (one manat).

Royal Mint (Llantrisant, United Kingdom).

  • Bimetallic: copper-nickel centre in brass ring: 27 mm - 9.5 g
  • Reference price: 2$

COIN MANAT — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. TURKMENISTAN (1996-...): manat = 100 teňňe
  2. REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN (1996-...): manat = 100 qapik

About the name of the coin manat: the name of the Turkmen and Azerbaijani currencies comes from the Persian term "munāt", which historically denoted the Russian silver ruble (possibly, from the Russian "монета" /moneta = coin/).
By the way, during the years when Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan were part of the USSR, the Soviet ruble in these countries was semi-officially called the manat (even on Soviet banknotes, the denomination was indicated as "manat" in addition to "ruble" along with other national names).