The somoni is the official currency of Tajikistani since 2000 when it replaced the Tajikistani ruble. In 2001 the National Bank of Tajikistan introduced coins in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 diram, and 1, 3, and 5 somoni. In 2001, a second series was introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 dirams, and 1 somoni, followed by a third series in 2018.
The 3 Tajikistan somoni commemorative coin front design features the Monument of Amir or (King Ismail Samani) located in Dushanbe. The reverse of the coin design presents the denomination and the National Emblem (consists of a crown with seven stars flanked on the left side by cotton and wheat on the right side; both are surrounded by a ribbon with the colors of the national flag. The emblem contains the illustration of the Pamir mountains and a rising sun, supported at the base by an open book), surrounded by a Tajikistan motif pattern. This coin is part of the 2004 commemorative series “80th Anniversary of Dushanbe City”. Its rim is plain with lettering; * СЕ СОМОНИ * СЕ СОМОНИ (* THREE SOMONII * THREE SOMONII). Its color is silver and gold.
Text: Republic of Tajikistan, 2004, SPMD, The capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe 80 years, 1924 -2004, 3 Somoni.