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 100 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Abū Ibrāhīm Ismā’īl ibn Aḥmad (849 – 907), known as Ismail Samani or Isma’il ibn Ahmad, who was the Samanid amir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan (900–907), on the background is presented the Samanid Mausoleum (10th century C.E.), located in Bukhara; the National Emblem, and the denomination; the lettering is presented in the Tajik language. The reverse of the note illustrates the Presidential Palace located in Prospekt Rūdakī, 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 brown and blue on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, One Hundred Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 100, Presidential Palace, Abu Ibrohim Ismoili ibni Ahmad Somonī 849 – 907, 2017.