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1993 | 1998-2012

 

 

50 Dram, 1998

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Front: Aram Ilich Khachaturian (1903-1978), composer of classical music

Back: Scene from Gayaneh Ballet and Mt. Ararat

Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It has two peaks: Greater Ararat (the highest peak in Turkey, and the entire Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5,137 m/16,854 ft) and Lesser Ararat (with an elevation of 3,896 m/12,782 ft).

 

Mt. Ararat

Mt. Ararat

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100 Dram, 1998

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Front: Victor Hambartsumyan (1908-1996), astronomer

Back: Byurakan Observatory on Mt. Aragats

The Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, or Byurakan Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Armenian Academy of Sciences. It is located on the slope of Mount Aragats in the village of Byurakan in Armenia.

 

Byurakan Observatory

Byurakan Observatory

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500 Dram, 1999

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Front: Alexander Tamanyan (1878-1936), architect and Yerevan city planner

Back: Government House in Yerevan designed by Al. Tamanyan

 

Government House in Yerevan

Government House in Yerevan

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1000 Dram, 1999

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Front: Yeghishe Charents (1897-1937), Armenian poet

Back: Old Yerevan city scene

 

5000 Dram, 1999 (2001)

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Front: Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923), Armenian poet

Back: Village of Karinge in the Thumanian Mountains by Armenian painter Martiros Saryan, 1952

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Saryan's Painting - Village of Karinge

Saryan's Painting - Village of Karinge

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10000 Dram, 2008

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Front: Avetik Isahakyan (1875-1957), Armenian poet; Mount Ararat

Back: Old Yerevan

Courtesy emiro50

 

20000 Dram, 1999

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Front: Martiros Saryan (1880-1972), Armenian painter

Back: A fragment from Saryan's landscape "Armenia"

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Saryan's landscape - Armenia

Saryan's landscape - Armenia

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50000 Dram, 2001
Commemorates 1700 years of Christianity in Armenia

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Front: Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin

The Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the oldest state-built church in the world. The original vaulted basilica was built in 301-303 by Saint Gregory the Illuminator when Armenia became the first officially Christian country in the world. Gregory had converted King Tiridates III and members of his court

Back: Armenian Church in the hands of Saint Gregory the illuminator and the king Tiridat the Great

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin

Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin

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100,000 Dram, 2009

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Front: King Abgar V of Edessa (4 BC-7 AD and 13-50 AD), the first Christian king in history, having been converted to the faith by the Apostle Thaddeus of Edessa

Back: Castles; disciple Thaddeus handing canvas of royal flag to King Abgar V

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Painting of Disciple Thaddeus handing canvas of royal flag to King Abgar V

Painting

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5000 Dram, 2012

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Front: Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923), Armenian poet

Back: Village of Karinge in the Thumanian Mountains by Armenian painter Martiros Saryan, 1952

Courtesy emiros50

 

Saryan's Painting - Village of Karinge

Saryan's Painting - Village of Karinge

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10000 Dram, 2012

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Front: Avetik Isahakyan 1875-1957, Armenian lyric poet

Back: Gyumri city view at the beginning of the 20th century

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20000 Dram, 2012

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Front: Martiros Saryan (1880-1972), Armenian painter

Back: A fragment from Saryan's landscape "Armenia"

Courtesy emiros50

 

Saryan's landscape - Armenia

Saryan's landscape - Armenia

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500 Dram, 2017 Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Cabinet with Noah's Ark relic in green-gold Kinegram; Etchmiadzin Cathedral building; back side of Mount Ararat; flying dove with olive branch in beak

Back: Mount Ararat; animals and birds flanking Noah's family; flying eagle

Courtesy iarmenian

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Armenia, bounded by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran, was Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic of the U.S.S.R. Became independent in 1991. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Armenia.

 

 

 

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