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 200 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Nusratullo Maksum (1881 –1937), who was a politician and is a Tajikistani National Hero, ancient settlement that carries a flag with the symbol of the commune (hammer and sickle), the National Emblem, and the denomination; the lettering is presented in the Tajik language. The reverse of the note illustrates the National Library of Tajikistan building located in Dushanbe, the National flag, and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2010 – 2018 series, and its color is brown and yellow on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, Two Hundred Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 200, National Library of Tajikistan, Nusratullo Maxsum 1881 – 1937, 2017.