Soʻm: coin from Republic of Uzbekistan


50 soʻm, 2001: Republic of Uzbekistan

50 soʻm, 2001: Republic of Uzbekistan

Circulating commemorative coin of Uzbekistan.

The legend in Latin (used in Uzbekistan since the beginning of the 90s) as well as the name of the state at the bottom of the coat of arms — OʻZBEKISTON.

50 SOʻM.

10 YILLIGI - OʻZBEKISTON RESPUBLIKASI MUSTAQILLIGINING: 10th Anniversary - Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Map of Uzbekistan (contours of the state territory).

OʻZBEKISTON MARKAZIY BANKI: Central Bank of Uzbekistan.

Coat of arms of Uzbekistan (Huma bird, — in Iranian and Arabic mythology, as well as in the Arabized mythology of the peoples of Central Asia — a magic bird, symbol of happiness).

  • Copper-nickel plated steel: 26 mm - 6 g
  • Reference price: 1.1$

COIN SOʻM — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN (1994-...): soʻm = 100 tiyin

SOʻM as coin name.
Soʻm (Uzbek Cyrillic "сўм") — official currency and coin of Uzbekistan since 1994. It is divided into 100 tiyin.
In fact, the Uzbek soʻm was introduced back in 1992, but in the form of banknotes (transitional currency) — without introducing the issue of coins. Only two years later, Uzbekistan starts issuing a full-fledged national currency.
The first coin of the soʻm denomination is dated, like the exchangeable tiyin, in 1994. But these were only jubilee silver 10 soʻm (mintage: 1.000 pieces), timed to the third anniversary of the independence of this Central Asian state.
Circulating coins appear in 1997 — 1, 5 and 10 soʻm; legends are made in the Cyrillic version of the font. Since 2000, Uzbek soʻm of the new series contain inscriptions in a modern script — in the Latin alphabet.
Uzbek soʻm, as well as the Kyrgyz som, got their names from the Turkic word, which translates as "pure" — an indication of the purity of the metal in the ancient gold coins that became widespread in their time in the expanses of Central Asia. Ironically, first Uzbekistan’s own gold coin (1.000 soʻm, The 2200th Anniversary of Tashkent city) did not appear immediately — only in 2009. However, it was really pure: 0.9999 gold was used.
It is interesting that in the Soviet Union, the ruble denomination was indicated in the languages of all republics, including Uzbek and Tajik Cyrillic — as "сўм" (in Kyrgyz and Kazakh — "сом").