5 Uzbekistani som Banknote Design
The 5 Uzbekistani som note front design features the National Coat of Arms on the architectural fragment of the “Minorai Kalon” tower in Bukhara and two blue-white “Simurg” birds on both sides of the tower. The note’s reverse presents the Alisher Navoiy Monument located in the Alisher Navoi Park in Tashkent (Capital city). The lettering is in the Tajik language. This note is part of the 1994 series, and its color is dark blue and red-violet on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan, The Uzbek som must be accepted at face value for all payments in the republic, 5, 1994, Five So’m, Counterfeiting of the Uzbek som is prosecuted in accordance by law.
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The som has been the official currency of Uzbekistan since 1993 when it replaced the ruble at par. The word soʻm means “pure” in Kyrgyz, Uyghur, and Uzbek. The first banknotes issued by the State Bank of Uzbekistan were in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 soʻm.
It introduced a new series in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 soʻm, followed by a 200 soʻm in 1997, 500 soʻm in 1999, 1,000 soʻm in 2001, 5,000 soʻm in 2013, 10,000 and 50,000 soʻm in 2017, and the 100,000 soʻm in 2019.
Uzbekistan currency symbol
The currency code for the Uzbekistani Som is “UZS”. The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 860. The currency symbol for the Som is “лв”.