|Official Name:||Republic of Armenia|
|National Name:||Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun|
|Alternate Names:||Hayastan; Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (former name); Armenian Republic (former name)|
|Monetary Units:||1 ruble (r) = 100 kopecks (k). On November 22, 1993, the Armeniam dram was introduced to replace the Russian ruble, at a rate of 200 Russian rubles to 1 dram. Currently, 1 dram (d) = 100 lumas (l).|
|Location:||Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey.|
|History:||Armenia was incorporated into Russia in 1828 and into the USSR in 1920. It gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.|
|Mineral Resources:||Gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc, aluminum.|
Quartz (var. Agate)
This set of 2 stamps was issued in 1988.
Scott 585 shows natural, unpolished pyrite specimens.
Scott 586 shows a polished slab of agate.
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