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100 Manat 2005, Azerbaijan

in Krause book Number: 30
Years of issue: 2005
Signatures: Governor of Azerbaijan Central Bank: Elman Rustamov (In office 13 January 1995 - 12 April 2022)
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 2005
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 155 x 70
Printer: Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck, Wien

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100 Manat 2005




Symbol of Manat, denomination 10 with word MANAT, Highway - a symbol of economic development.


The symbol or sign of the Azerbaijani manat (₼) is a typographic symbol that is included in the Currency Symbols group of the Unicode standard and is called the Manat sign; code - U+20BC. Used to represent the national currency of Azerbaijan, the manat.

Characteristic symbols that perform these functions are: ₼ • man. • manat. In addition, ISO 4217 codes are used for short presentation of the manat: since 2006, AZN and 944, previously AZM and 031.

The symbol "₼" is a stylized lowercase Latin letter "m" in the form of a semicircle, crossed out by one vertical or diagonal line. The specific style depends on the font used to display the character.


100 Manat 2005

Topic - economy and development.

In the foreground are 3 buildings, symbolizing the architectural development of Azerbaijan: Paired fortress gates (on the left), in my opinion - the building of the constitutional court, which is located next to the paired gates (in the center) and 2 modern buildings in Baku (stylized), symbolizing Baku today.

In the background - Highway - a symbol of economic development and a symbol of the currency of Azerbaijan - Manat.

Qoşa Qala qapıları

Paired fortress gates or Shemakha Gates (Azerbaijani Qoşa Qala qapıları “Gosha Gala Gapyli” or Azeri Şamaxı qapısı “Shamakhi Gapysy”) are gates located in the northern wall of the Baku fortress. They began to be called Shemakha gates because they were located on the ancient caravan route from Shemakha. Paired fortress gates are located at the intersection of Boyuk Gala and Kichik Gala streets inside Icheri Sheher, and Aziz Aliyev and Istiglaliyat streets outside.

The old gates were built in the 12th century during the construction of the Baku fortress on the orders of Manuchehr III the Great, the new ones - in the 17th century under Shah Abbas I on the orders of Zulfugar Khan.

After the capture of the Baku Khanate by the Russians in 1796, in 1809, a plan for the Baku fortress was drawn up. In 1883, during the demolition of the second (outer) fortress wall, it was decided to move the gates of Zulfugar Khan to the Shemakha gates, which was carried out in 1886.

The repair and restoration work of the Paired Fortress Gates was carried out three times: during the period of the Russian Empire (1864), during the years of the existence of the Azerbaijan SSR (1952-1957) and in 2018-2019 by order of the Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve by the team of the Austrian restorer Eric Pumer.

The dimensions and shape of both gates are almost the same. Above the gate, as well as on the entire wall, machicules with loopholes were placed for defense against enemies.

constitutional court

The building of the constitutional court.

This building is located on the Youth Square, not far from the "Gosha Gala" - the Twin Gates of the Fortress. The four-story building from the facade was built in a classical style. The theater salon is located on the third floor. In the Soviet period, the building was called the "House of Political Education".

In the lower right corner is a map of Azerbaijan against the background of the outlines of the globe.

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100 Manat 2005 in UV.


100 Manat 2005

Stylized map of Azerbaijan. Below is a map of Europe, which symbolizes the integration of Azerbaijan with Europe.

In the background are patterns from old Azerbaijani carpets.