Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From

Official Name: Azerbaijani Republic
National Name: Azarbaycan Respublikasi
Alternate Names: Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic; Azarbaycan; Azerbaidjan; Azerbaycan; Republic of Azerbaijan
Monetary Units: 1 ruble (r) = 100 kopecks (k). On August 15, 1992, the manat was introduced, at a 10-to-1 ratio with the Russian ruble and circulated in parallel with it. On June 20, 1993, the manat became sole legal tender. Currently, 1 manat (m) = 100 gopik (g).
Location: Southwestern Asia, bounded by Caspian Sea (east); Georgia and Dagestan (north); Armenia (west); Iran (south).
History: Part of the former Soviet Union.
Mineral Resources: Iron ore, nonferrous metals, alumina, cement, petroleum products.

Azerbaijan Scott 419 Azerbaijan Scott 420
Scott 419
5 manat
Calcite on Epidote
Scott 420
10 manat
Azerbaijan Scott 421 Azerbaijan Scott 422
Andradite (Garnet)
Scott 421
15 manat
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Scott 422
20 manat

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 15 Jun 1994 and
shows illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch