Uzbekistan was once the part of the Soviet Union. Like other republics of the former Soviet Union, Uzbekistan continued using the Soviet/Russian ruble after independence. On 26 July 1993, a new series of Russian rubles was issued and the old Soviet/Russian ruble ceased to be legal tender in Russia.
Uzbekistan replaced the ruble with so?m at par in on November 15, 1993. All of the denominations share the same designs: the Coat of arms of Uzbekistan on the front and the madrasahs on Registan Square in Samarkand. The banknote of Uzbekistan features many pieces of the Uzbek heritage.
Similarly, a 1,000 Uzbekistani som banknote depicts the Amir Timur Museum. Located at Tashkent, the capital of the country, the museum is dedicated to the Mongol warlord Amir Timur (Tamerlane). The banknote depicts the Emblem of Uzbekistan in the front and the museum view in the back.
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