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 1 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Mirzo Tursunzoda (1911 —1977), a National Hero who was an important Tajikistani and Soviet poet and a prominent political figure, a world map, a Tajikistan map, the National Emblem, and the denomination; the lettering is presented in the Tajik language. The reverse of the note illustrates the National Bank of Tajikistan building, the National flag, and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2000 – 2010 series, and its color is green and blue on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, One Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 1, National Bank of Tajikistan, Mirzo Tursunzoda 1911 — 1977, 1999.