Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Azerbaijan


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

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 15 Jun 1994 and
shows illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



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