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Tajikistani ruble
рубл (Tajik)
User(s)  Tajikistan
Inflation 33%
Source The World Factbook, 2000 est.
Subunit
1/100 tanga
Coins None
Banknotes
Freq. used 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 rubles
Rarely used 5000, 10 000 rubles
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.
Text detail from the reverse of the 1 Tajikistani ruble note.

The ruble (Tajik: рубл) was the currency of Tajikistan between May 10, 1995 and October 29, 2000[1]. It was subdivided into 100 tanga, although no coins or banknotes were issued denominated in tanga.

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History

Like other republics of the former Soviet Union, Tajikistan continued using Soviet/Russian ruble after independence. On July 26, 1993, a new series of Russian ruble was issued and old Soviet/Russian ruble ceased to be legal tender in Russia[2]. In Tajikistan, pre-1993 Russian rubles ceased to be legal tender on 8 January 1994[3]. On May 10, 1995, the Tajikistani ruble replaced the Russian ruble at a rate of 1 Tajikistani ruble = 100 Russian rubles.

Among the republics of the former Soviet Union, Tajikistan was the last to issue its own currency. Even Transnistria, a not-recognized state, issued its own ruble before Tajikistan did.

On October 30, 2000, the somoni, were introduced and replaced the ruble with 1 somoni = 1000 ruble.

Coin

Only one commemorative coin was issued for Tajikistani ruble.

The commemorative Tajikistani ruble coin
Value Technical parameters Description Date of minting
Diameter Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse
20 rubles 35.1 mm 20 g 900‰ silver Reeded Ismail Samani Royal device 1999
For table standards, see the coin specification table.

Banknotes

The Tajikistani ruble banknotes have a striking similarity to the 1961, 1991 and 1992 banknote series of the Soviet/Russian ruble, due to the colour scheme, positioning of objects and the font. The colour scheme can be traced in part back to the issues of the Russian Empire. In fact, the Tajikistani ruble was printed under the direction of Goznak, the official Russian agency responsible for the production of banknotes and coins.

The banknote series
Image Value Dimensions Main Colour Description Date of
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark printing issue
[1] [2] 1 ruble 102 × 55 mm Brown Coat of arms and patterns Flag of Tajikistan over Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Olii) Multi-star pattern 1994 1995
[3] [4] 5 rubles Blue
[5] [6] 10 rubles Red
[7] [8] 20 rubles Lilac
[9] [10] 50 rubles Green
[11] [12] 100 rubles 121 × 60 mm Brown
[13] [14] 200 rubles Olive-green and pale violet
[15] [16] 500 rubles Dark pink
[17] [18] 1000 rubles 143 × 71 mm Brown and purple 1999
[19] [20] 5000 rubles  ? Blue Never
[21] [22] 10 000 rubles  ? Orange
For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

Historical exchange rates

Year TJR per USD[4][5]
1995 104
1996 292
1997 559
1998 781
1999 1237
2000 1550

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Preceded by:
Russian ruble
Reason: independence and inflation
Ratio: 1 Tajikistani ruble = 100 Russian rubles
Currency of Tajikistan
19952000
Succeeded by:
Tajikistani somoni
Reason: inflation
Ratio: 1 somoni = 1,000 rubles
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