Central Bank of Uzbekistan to issue commemorative coins
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug.19 / Trend, D. Azizov/
The Central Bank of Uzbekistan will issue new 500 soum commemorative coins devoted to the 20th anniversary of Uzbekistan's independence. The coins will be issued after Sept. 1, the Central Bank said.
The coins are white in color, made of steel, and covered with a nickel alloy. The coin will be 25 mm in diameter, with a \thickness of 1.6 mm, and weigh six grams.
The front side of the coin depicts the Palace of International Forums in Tashkent. The outer circle includes the inscription "O'zbekiston mustaqilligiga 20 yil" (20 years of Uzbekistan's Independence).
The coin's reverse side has Uzbekistan's emblem and inscription "O'zbekiston Markaziy banki" (Central Bank of Uzbekistan).
The new coin will be accepted at a nominal value for all types of payments.
The Central Bank has issued commemorative coins six times since 1991, the last time being in 2009. Two types of coins were issued in 2009, with the face value of 100 soums, dedicated to Tashkent's 2,200th anniversary.