Tuvan akşa

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Tuvan akşa
Banknote of the Tannu Tuva 1 akşa (obverse)
 1/100 kɵpejek
Banknotes 1, 3, 5, 10, 25 akşa
Coins 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 kɵpejek
User(s) Tuvan People's Republic
Central bank Central Bank of Tannu Tuva
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The akşa was the currency of the Tuvan People's Republic (Tannu-Tuva) between 1934 and 1944. It was subdivided into 100 kɵpejek (cf. kopeck). Akşa in the Tuvan language (akça in many other Turkic languages) simply means "money".

Prior to the introduction of the akşa, Tuva issued overprinted Russian and Soviet banknotes. The first series (issued in 1924) was overprinted with denominations in lan, with the number of lan equal to the face value of the (otherwise obsolete) Russian notes. The second series (issued 1933) carried overprints on Soviet notes in rubles and chervonets.

Coins were issued in 1934 in denominations of 1-, 2, 3-, 5-, 10-, 15 and 20 kɵpejek, a Tuvanized name for the Russian kopeck, with banknotes issued in 1935 and 1940 in denominations of 1 to 25 akşa. The names kɵpejek and akşa are spelled in Jaꞑalif.

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Preceded by:
Soviet ruble
Reason: independence
Ratio: at par
Currency of Tuva
1935 – 1944
Succeeded by:
Soviet ruble
Reason: annexation by the U.S.S.R
Ratio: 1 akşa = 1 Soviet ruble