According to a press release dated 4 November 2021, this 500-manat note commemorates the first anniversary of “the historic Victory of the Azerbaijani Army in the 44-day Patriotic War of 2020 under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,” and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
B415 (PNL): 500 manat (US$290)
Brown, red, and green. Front: Azeri text; red tulips; Kharibulbul (Ophrys caucasica) flower; Azerbaijani soldiers holding flag; Ilham Aliyev’s rallying cry, QARABAĞ AZƏRBAYCANDIR (Karabakh is Azerbaijan!); 8 NOYABR 2020 anniversary logo in gold-to-green SPARK Live; Khudafar stone bridge. Back (vertical): Azeri text; Askeran fortress; mausoleum of poet, Molla Panah Vagif (The Learned One) in Shusha; map of Azerbaijan. Gold-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized AMB 500. Watermark: Coat of arms and electrotype 500. Printer: (Giesecke & Devrient). 165 x 70 mm. Paper.
a. 2021. No sig. Prefix A. 1,000,000 notes. Intro: 04.11.2021.
Courtesy of Mikhail Plakhov, Mehdi Kasumov, Jason T. Rohn, I.B. Chingiz Heziyev (COLLECTORS TV), and Christof Zellweger.