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 5 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Sadriddin Ayni (1878 – 1954) was a Tajik intellectual writer who is regarded as Tajikistan’s national poet, a sketch of a desk with a scroll, 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 Abūabdullohi Rūdakī, located in Panjakent district, the National flag, and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2013 series, and its color is blue and green on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, Five Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 5, Mausoleum of Abūabdullohi Rūdakī, Sadriddin Aynī 1878-1954, 2013.