Abkhazian apsar

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Abkhazian apsar
Аҧсар  (Abkhaz)
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10 apsars (obverse) 50 apsars (reverse)
Central bank National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia
 Website www.nb-ra.org
User(s)  Abkhazia (alongside Russian ruble)
Pegged with Russian ruble = 0.10 apsar
Coins 10, 25, 50 apsars
Mint Moscow Mint
 Website www.mmint.ru

The apsar (Abkhaz: аҧсар) is a currency of Abkhazia. So far, only coins in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 apsars have been issued. While the coins are legal tender in the Republic of Abkhazia, their usage is very limited, and the coins are mostly made for collectors. In Abkhazia, the Russian ruble is used in practice. The first apsar coins were introduced in 2008.

The Bank of Abkhazia is responsible for the apsar coins, and has so far issued two series: "Outstanding personalities of Abkhazia" (6 coins) and "The patriotic war of the Abkhaz nation 1992-1993" (2 coins). Persons who have appeared on coins include:

10 apsar coins are made of silver; 25 and 50 apsar coins are made of gold. The number of coins produced is low: 2,000 silver coins are minted and 1,000 gold coins.[1]

2008 commemorative coins of the 15th anniversary of the Abkhazian victory in the 1992-1993 war[edit]

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Vladislav Ardzinba and the Abkhazian state
Designer: B. R. Japua, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 2,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 26.09.2008 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Vladislav Ardzinba and the Abkhazian state
Designers: B. R. Japua, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 50 apsars Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 26.09.2008 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 1,7 ± 0,2 mm Weight: 15,72 ± 0,15 g

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Victory
Designer: B. R. Japua, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925, Au 999 Quantity: 2,000 Quality: Proof-like, Antiproof
Issued: 26.09.2008 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Victory
Designers: B. R. Japua, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 50 apsars Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like, Antiproof
Issued: 26.09.2008 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 1,7 ± 0,2 mm Weight: 15,72 ± 0,15 g

2009[edit]

Commemorative coins of Abkhazian writers[edit]

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(80th birthday of) Fazil Iskander
Designer: B. R. Japua Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 2,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 06.05.2009 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Dmitry Gulia
Designers: T. D. Kaitan, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 29.06.2009 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Samson Chanba
Designers: B. R. Japua, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 29.06.2009 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Bagrat Shinkuba
Designers: R. T. Gablia, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 29.06.2009 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

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Aleksandr Chachba
Designers: B. R. Japua Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Ag 925 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Proof-like
Issued: 16.11.2009 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: 3,30 ± 0,35 mm Weight: 33,94 ± 0,31 g

Commemorative Nart coin[edit]

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The Narts
Designers: R. T. Gablia, V. M. Erokhin Mint: Moscow Mint
Value: 25 apsars Alloy: Au 999 Quantity: 1,000 Quality: Uncirculated
Issued: 16.11.2009 Diameter: 22.6 mm Thickness: Weight:

2010[edit]

Commemorative Coins of 2010 Historic Monuments of Abkhazia[edit]

2011[edit]

Commemorative Coin of 2011 World Domino Championship[edit]

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World Domino Championships
Designers: Japua B.R. Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint
Value: 10 apsars Alloy: Au 925 Quantity: Uncirculated Quality: Uncirculated
Issued: 12.9.2011 Diameter: 39.0 mm Thickness: Weight:

2012[edit]

Commemorative Coins of 2012 Historic Monuments of Abkhazia[edit]

References[edit]