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 3 Tajikistan somoni note front design features the portrait of Shirinsho Shotemur (1899 – 1937), was a prominent Tajik politician who contributed substantially to the establishment of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, a sketch of a sun with an open book and pen inside, the National Emblem, and the denomination; the lettering is presented in the Tajik language. The reverse of the note illustrates the National Assembly of Tajikistan building, the National flag, and the denomination. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2010 series, and its color is violet on a multicolor underprint.
Text: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank, Three Somonī, Tickets of Ministry Bank of Tajikistan will be given for counterfeit in accordance with the law, 3, Assembly of Tajikistan, Şirinşoh Şohtemur 1899-1937, 2010.