• 1 Qapik 2006-2011, KM# 39, Azerbaijan
  • 1 Qapik 2006-2011, KM# 39, Azerbaijan
Description

Coins were first put into circulation during January 2006 and do not feature a mint year. The new design series celebrated the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. Coins in circulation are 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 qəpik. Most coins closely resemble the size and shape of various euro coins. Most notably the bi-metallic 50 qəpik (similar to €2 coin) and the 10 qəpik (Spanish flower, like the 20 cent coin).

Engraver: Robert Kalina

Obverse

Map of Azerbaijan, country name, value.

AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI
1 QƏPİK

Reverse

Culture traditional instruments (from left to right: daf, kamancheh and tar), used in performing modal music-mugham, denomination left.

Mugham (Azerbaijani: Muğam) is one of the many folk musical compositions from Azerbaijan. It is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes. Mugham is a modal system. Unlike Western modes, "mugham" modes are associated not only with scales but with an orally transmitted collection of melodies and melodic fragments that performers use in the course of improvisation.

The daf is a large Middle Eastern frame drum used in popular and classical music. The frame is usually made of hardwood with many metal ringlets attached, and the membrane is usually fish skin but other skin types such as cow, goat, and horse are used.

The kamancheh (also kamānche or kamāncha) is an Iranian bowed string instrument, used also in Lurish, Armenian, Azerbaijani,Turkish and Kurdish music and related to the rebab, the historical ancestor of the kamancheh and also to the bowed Byzantine lyra, ancestor of the European violin family. The strings are played with a variable-tension bow.

The tar is an Iranian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries including Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and others near the Caucasus region. The word tār means "string" in Persian, and is also related to the names of the sitar, setar (سه‌تار, "three strings") and dutar (دوتار, "two strings"). It was invented in the 18th century and has since become one of the most important musical instruments in Iran and the Caucasus, particularly in Persian classical music, and the favoured instrument for radifs.

1
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Edge

1 Qapik

KM# 39 Schön# 13
Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 16.25 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Austrian Mint
National Bank of Ukraine Mint (NBU)

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