250 Manat, (1992)

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Front: Maiden Tower in Baku

Built in the 12th century, as part of the walled city of Baku, the Maiden Tower is a historic monument which has been inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments in 2001.

The Maiden Tower houses a museum, which presents the story of historic evolution of the Baku city. It is one of the most noted landmarks and Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems.

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Maiden Tower in Baku

Maiden Tower

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500 Manat, (1993)

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Front: Nizami Gencevi (1140?-1217?), Azerbaijani poet and story writer

His full name is Nizami Gencevi Abu Muhammed Ilyas Ibn Yusuf. Gencevi was one of the great Azerbaijani poets in the 12th century. He had two poetical works: the five-volume Panj-ganj (The Quinary) published between 1165 and 1198, and Divan (a collection of odes and lyrics) published 1188.

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10,000 Manat, 1994

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Front: Shirvanshah Palace in Buka

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Shirvanshah Palace

Shirvanshah Palace

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50,000 Manat, 1995

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Front: Mausoleum of Momina Khatun in Nakhichevan City

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Mausoleum of Momina Khatun

Mausoleum of Momina Khatun

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1000 Manat, 2001

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1 Manat, 2005

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Front: Music

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe; windows

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5 Manat, 2005

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Front: Books; statues

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe; stylized figures

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10 Manat, 2005

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Front: Maiden Tower, old city drawing

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe

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20 Manat, 2005

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Front: Helmets; sword; shields

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe

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50 Manat, 2005

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Front: Architectural and scientific elements

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe

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100 Manat, 2005

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Front: Castle; modern buildings

Back: Map of Azerbaijan and Europe

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Azerbaijan, bordered by Armenia, Georgia, Dagestan, Iran and the Caspian Sea, was Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic of the U.S.S.R. Became independent in 1991. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Azerbaijan.




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