Tuvan akşa

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Tuvan akşa
1aksha.jpg
Banknote of the Tannu Tuva 1 akşa (obverse)
Denominations
Subunit
 1/100kɵpejek
Banknotes1, 3, 5, 10, 25 akşa
Coins1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 kɵpejek
Demographics
User(s)Tuvan People's Republic
Issuance
Central bankCentral 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".

History[edit]

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.

Coins[edit]

On the obverse of the coins - the name of the state (Tuvan: TЬBA ARAT RESPUBLIK) and the issuing bank (Tuvan: TЬBA SADЬƢ-YLETPYRNYꞐ BANKЬZЬ).

On the reverse - the nominal number and in words, the year of issue.

Image Currency
(kɵpejek)
Material Diameter
(mm)
Thickness
(mm)
Weight
(gr)
Herd Year of issue
No image available.svgNo image available.svg 1 bronze 14 1,4 smooth 1934
No image available.svgNo image available.svg 2 18 2,1 1933 1934
3kopeiki(Tuva 1934).jpg 3 22 2,8 1933 1934
5kopeek(Tuva 1934).jpg 5 25 5 ribbed 1934
No image available.svgNo image available.svg 10 copper+nickel 17 1934
No image available.svgNo image available.svg 15 20 1934
20kopeek(Tuva 1934).jpg 20 22 1934

Banknotes[edit]

Image Face value
(akşa)
Dimensions
(mm)
Primary
colours
Front side Downside
1 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 01.jpg 1 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 02.jpg 1 brown
3 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 01.jpg 3 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 02.jpg 3 green
5 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 01.jpg 5 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 02.jpg 5 blue
10 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 01.jpg 10 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 02.jpg 10 red
25 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 01.jpg 25 Akşa - Tannu Tuva (1940) 02.jpg 25 burgundy

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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