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Books and Quill Pen 3 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Map of Azerbaijan)

Books and Quill Pen 3 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Map of Azerbaijan)

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Books and Quill Pen 3 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Map of Azerbaijan)

Reverse: Books and quill [Symbolizing "Writing and Literature"], denomination above
Lettering: 3 QƏPİK

Obverse: Map of Azerbaijan, denomination below
Translation: Republic of Azerbaijan

Edge: Smooth with a groove

Issuer Azerbaijan
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2006-2011
Value 3 Qəpik
0.03 AZN = USD 0.018
Currency Third manat (2006-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.45 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4731
References KM# 40, Schön# 14

Kopeks have been issued in the following denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, and 50. Their designs follows the same progression of themes as do the Yeni Manat banknotes: 1 kopek (Culture, featuring traditional instruments used in performing modal music-mugham); 3 kopeks (Writing and Literature); 5 kopeks (History, featuring Maiden Tower); 10 kopeks (Karabakh, territory in the western region Azerbaijan over which a bitter war was fought with Armenians from 1988 until a cease fire was signed in 1994. Azerbaijanis consider the war yet unresolved since about 15 percent of their territory has been seized and is being held under occupation); 20 kopeks (Education and Future); and 50 kopeks (Economy and Progress).

The earliest known figure in Azerbaijani literature was Izzeddin Hasanoğlu, who composed a divan consisting of Azerbaijani and Persian ghazals. In Persian ghazals he used his pen-name, while his Turkic ghazals were composed under his own name of Hasanoghlu.

In the 14th century, Azerbaijan was under the control of Qara Qoyunlu and Aq Qoyunlu Turkic tribal confederacies. Among the poets of this period were Kadi Burhan al-Din, Haqiqi (pen-name of Jahan-shah Qara Qoyunlu), and Habibi. The end of the 14th century was also the period of starting literary activity of Imadaddin Nesimi, one of the greatest Turkic. Hurufi mystical poets of the late 14th and early 15th centuries and one of the most prominent early Divan masters in Turkic literary history, who also composed poetry in Persian and Arabic.

The Divan and Ghazal styles, introduced by Nesimi in Azerbaijani poetry in the 15th century, were further developed by poets Qasem-e Anvar, Fuzuli and Khatai (pen-name of Safavid Shah Ismail I).

The book Dede Qorqud which consists of two manuscripts copied in the 16th century, was not written earlier than the 15th century. It is a collection of twelve stories reflecting the oral tradition of Oghuz nomads. Since the author is buttering up both the Aq Qoyunlu and Ottoman rulers, it has been suggested that the composition belongs to someone living between the Aq Qoyunlu and Ottoman Empire. Geoffery Lewis believes an older substratum of these oral traditions dates to conflicts between the ancient Oghuz and their Turkish rivals in Central Asia (the Pechenegs and the Kipchaks), however this substratum has been clothed in references to the 14th-century campaigns of the Aq Qoyunlu Confederation of Turkic tribes against the Georgians, the Abkhaz, and the Greeks in Trabzon.

The 16th-century poet, Muhammed Fuzuli produced his timeless philosophical and lyrical Qazals in Arabic, Persian, and Azerbaijani. Benefiting immensely from the fine literary traditions of his environment, and building upon the legacy of his predecessors, Fizuli was to become the leading literary figure of his society. His major works include The Divan of Ghazals and The Qasidas.

In the 16th century, Azerbaijani literature further flourished with the development of Ashik (Azerbaijani: Aşıq) poetic genre of bards. During the same period, under the pen-name of Khatāī (Arabic: خطائی‎ for sinner) Shah Ismail I wrote about 1400 verses in Azerbaijani, which were later published as his Divan. A unique literary style known as qoshma (Azerbaijani: qoşma for improvisation) was introduced in this period, and developed by Shah Ismail and later by his son and successor, Shah Tahmasp and Tahmasp I.

In the span of the 17th century and 18th century, Fizuli's unique genres as well Ashik poetry were taken up by prominent poets and writers such as Qovsi of Tabriz, Shah Abbas Sani, Agha Mesih Shirvani, Nishat, Molla Vali Vidadi, Molla Panah Vagif, Amani, Zafar and others.

Along with Anatolian Turks, Turkmens and Uzbeks, Azerbaijanis also celebrate the epic of Koroglu (from Azerbaijani: kor oğlu for blind man's son), a legendary hero or a noble bandit of the Robin Hood type. Several documented versions of Koroglu epic remain at the Institute for Manuscripts of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.


Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is a part of the South Caucasus region, and is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia and Turkey to the west, and Iran to the south. Baku is the capital and largest city.

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918 and became the first secular democratic Muslim-majority state, taking its name from the adjacent region of northwestern Iran for political reasons. In 1922, the country was incorporated into the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan SSR.

The modern Republic of Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, shortly before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the same year. In September 1991, the ethnic Armenian majority of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region seceded to form the Republic of Artsakh. The region and seven surrounding districts, internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan pending a solution to the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE, became de facto independent with the end of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994. Following the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, the seven districts and parts of Nagorno-Karabakh were returned to Azerbaijani control.

Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is one of six independent Turkic states and an active member of the Turkic Council and the TÜRKSOY community. Azerbaijan has diplomatic relations with 182 countries and holds membership in 38 international organizations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Non-Aligned Movement, the OSCE, and the NATO PfP program. It is one of the founding members of GUAM, the CIS, and the OPCW. Azerbaijan is also an observer state of the WTO.

The vast majority of the country's population (97%) is Muslim, but the constitution does not declare an official religion and all major political forces in the country are secularist. Azerbaijan is a developing country and ranks 88th on the Human Development Index. It has a high rate of economic development, literacy, and a low rate of unemployment. The ruling party, the New Azerbaijan Party, in power since 1993, has been accused of authoritarian leadership and the deterioration of the country's human rights record, including increasing restrictions on civil liberties, particularly on press freedom and political repression.


Displayed in the center of the reverse [of this coin] is a projection of the country of Azerbaijan, showing the majority of the country and the exclave of Nakhchivan spaced out proportionally. The Azerbaijani state title of the country, "AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI" (English: "Republic of Azerbaijan"), is engraved in a clockwise direction along the upper rim of the piece, commencing at the left periphery and concluding at the right. Inscribed horizontally at the bottom of the piece, below the projection of Azerbaijan, is the value "3 QƏPİK" on one line, the number shown in a larger font than the word "QƏPİK". Both the obverse and reverse rims are raised.

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