The somoni is the official currency of Tajikistani since 2000 when it replaced the Tajikistani ruble. In 1999, the National Bank of Tajikistan printed banknotes which were introduced the following year; denominations of 1, 5, 20, 50 dirams, and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100, followed by a 3, 200, and 500 somoni note in 2010.
The 10 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani (1314–1384 CE), who was an Iranian scholar, poet, and a Sufi Muslim saint of the Kubrawiya order, a sketch of a scroll with a pen and an inkwell, the National Emblem, and the denomination; the lettering is presented in the Tajik language. The reverse of the note illustrates the Mausoleum of Mir Sayid Alii Hamadonī in Kūlob, the National flag, and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2017 – 2018 series, and its color is purple and orange-red on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, Ten Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 10, Mausoleum of Abūabdullohi Rūdakī, Mir Sayid Alii Hamadonī 1314 – 1384, Whoever remembers us, let him help us. Whoever humiliates us, let him enjoy life. Whoever oppresses us in our way, Let every flower that blooms in the garden of its blossom be fruitless. In two worlds, we are not dusted with anyone, Whoever hurts us will be happy, 2017.