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  • 5 Qapik 2006-2011, KM# 41, Azerbaijan
  • 5 Qapik 2006-2011, KM# 41, Azerbaijan

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


Map of Azerbaijan, country name, value.



Depicts the Maiden Tower, denomination below.

The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. It is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems and is thus featured on Azerbaijani currency notes and official letterheads.

The Maiden Tower houses a museum, which presents the story of the historic evolution of Baku city. It also has a gift shop. The view from the roof takes in the alleys and minarets of the Old City, the Baku Boulevard, the house of Isa bek Hajinski and a wide vista of the Baku Bay.

There are various mysteries and legends related to Baku Maiden Tower. However, the main mystery is the Tower's design and purpose. Meanwhile, there are up to 20 legends related to Baku Maiden Tower. A large number of them are connected to the Islamic and Medieval periods of Baku's history. But others are rooted deeply in Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian or pre-Islamic history, religion, and culture. Probably, the most famous legend is that of the fiery-haired virgin girl who saved Baku's people from slavery. Indeed, some epics became a subject for scenarios for ballets and theatre plays. The Maiden Tower (ballet) is a world-class Azerbaijani ballet created by Afrasiyab Badalbeyli in 1940.



5 Qapik

KM# 41 Schön# 15
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Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 4.85 g
Diameter 19.75 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Austrian Mint
National Bank of Ukraine Mint (NBU)

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Copper Plated Steel, 4.85 g, ⌀ 19.75 mm