Until October 1991, Turkmenistan was part of Soviet Union, so the appeal here was Soviet rubles. In October 1991, Turkmenistan became an independent state. From November 1993 national currency of this country is manat, equal to 100 tenge. On the obverse of the Turkmen coins of 1993, there is a portrait of the first President Saparmurat Niyazov (1991-2006), as well as the legend on a circle in the Turkmen language, 'the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov'. On the reverse of coins from 1 to 20 tenge, nominal value surrounded by stylized patterns, and on the coin of 50 tenge depicted rhyton (drinking vessel made from elephant tusks). Due to the high inflation in 1999 the circulation has been issued two new coins of nominala 500 and 1000 manat. On the obverse of these coins depicts the portrait of the President, on the reverse of the denomination among stylized branches of plants surrounded by legends in the Turkmen language, 'the Central Bank of Turkmenistan'. As a result of denomination of 2009 in the real treatment were introduced coins of six denominations from 1 to 50 tenge. On the obverse of these coins in the center there is an image of the Independence Monument on a map of Turkmenistan, on the reverse the denomination and the legend: 'Central Bank of Turkmenistan'. In 2010, coins were issued two additional values: 1 and 2 manata with a design identical to the 2009 release is Now in the cash circulation there are coins in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tenge 1 and 2 manat.