Qəpik: coin from Republic of Azerbaijan; 1/100 manat


10 qəpik, 2006: Republic of Azerbaijan

10 qəpik, 2006: Republic of Azerbaijan

ND (no date). — A rather rare phenomenon for modern circulation coins. The coin is also interesting for its minimalistic design with the denomination indicated both on the obverse and the reverse.

10 QƏPİK twice.

AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI: Republic of Azerbaijan.

A military helmet as a symbol of Azerbaijan's desire to regain control over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Outlines of Azerbaijan.

Coin shape: "Spanish flower" — type of coin flan shape, that consists of a smooth edge separated into equal sections by seven indents.

Coin design: Robert Kalina (Austrian graphic artist, which is known for the design of euro banknotes).

Austrian Mint — Münze Österreich (Vienna, Austria).

  • Brass plated steel: 22 mm - 5.24 g
  • Reference price: 0.3$

COIN QƏPIK — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN (1992-...): qəpik = 1/100 manat

QƏPIK as coin name.
Qəpik or gapik (there is still no single standard spelling of this coin in English) — the exchange coin of Azerbaijan, which is 1/100 of the local manat.
The first coins appeared simultaneously with the introduction of the Azerbaijani manat in 1992 and were presented in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 qəpik (each denomination was issued in several types during 1992-1993 — from different metals).
The coin's name qəpik reflects the Azerbaijani spelling of the Russian word "копейка" (kopeck) — Azerbaijan was one of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union.