Locating Uzbekistan on a map shouldn't be easy! This former Soviet republic of Central Asia has been an independent state since 1991 with a predominantly agro-industrial economy which employs 38% of its working population. The country is best known for its extraordinary heritage, including the city of Samarkand, one of the largest, most beautiful and magnificent cities in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ...
Above: thumbnail of the back of the 50 sum Type 1994 showing the three Madrasahs of Registan Square in Samarkande including the famous Madrasa Cher-Dor (The Lions Gate).
The first banknotes made their appearance from 1918 with the issues of the Emirate of Bukhara. Then between 1920 and 1992, a very large parenthesis with the issues of the Soviet Union ... The Numizon catalog therefore begins at the time of the independence of Uzbekistan with the issue of 1992 by the Bank of Uzbekistan. In 1994, the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan became the new monetary institute and two issues were put into circulation in 1994 and then in 2013. Uzbekistan, 26 banknotes to discover ... to start a new collection?
- "The Banknote Book: Uzbekistan" by Owen W. Linzmeyer.
- "Uzbekistan" Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 1961-present, 17th édition (pages 1037 to 1040).
- Photos from cgb.fr sales archives.
- Other photo sources: Heritage Auctions, commons.wikimedia, 1zoom, Monnaie$ du monde and banknoteworld.