The Republic of Azerbaijan introduced a commemorative 500-Manat banknote on 4 November 2021 in honor of the “anniversary of the historic Victory of the Azerbaijani Army in the 44-day Patriotic War of 2020”. A press conference was held to introduce the new note, which will be issued by the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the press conference, it was noted with great pride that 12 employees of the Central Bank also took part in the Patriotic War.
Design and Security Features
The commemorative banknote is printed on paper and measures 165 x 70 mm. The primary color scheme is brown, red, and green, and all text is Azeri. 1,000,000 notes will be produced.
Front side: Red tulips; Kharibulbul (Ophrys caucasica) flower; Azerbaijani soldiers holding flag; Ilham Aliyev’s rallying cry, QARABAĞ AZƏRBAYCANDIR (Karabakh is Azerbaijan!); 8 NOYABR 2020 anniversary logo in gold-to-green SPARK Live; Khudafar stone bridge.
Back side (vertical): Askeran fortress; mausoleum of poet, Molla Panah Vagif (The Learned One) in Shusha; map of Azerbaijan. Gold-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized AMB 500. Watermark: Coat of arms and electrotype 500.
Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan