Teňňe: coin of Turkmenistan (1993-...); 1/100 manat


50 teňňe, 2009: Turkmenistan

50 teňňe, 2009: Turkmenistan

TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MERKEZI BANKY: Central Bank of Turkmenistan.

50 teňňe 2009.

Popular ornaments from Turkmen traditional carpets.

GARAŞSYZ BITARAP TÜRKMENISTAN: Independent Neutral Turkmenistan.

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

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

  • Brass: 26 mm - 7 g
  • Reference price: 0.5$

COIN TEŇŇE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. TURKMENISTAN (1993-...): teňňe = 1/100 manat

About the name of the coin teňňe: the name of the teňňe coin (like the tenge of Kazakhstan) comes from the Turkic term "tamga", which denoted a coin stamp, a sign on the coin. There is information that the term tamga itself comes from the Sanskrit "तंक" — ancient silver weight, stamped coin.
By the way, some numismatic sources (as well as the English-language Wikipedia) indicate the denomination of the changeable coin of Turkmenistan in the format "tenge" (instead of the Turkmen term "teňňe" indicated on the coin).