Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nagorno Karabakh 2013 - New fauna 'fantasy' set

New fauna set in 2013:

The common sides:

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a republic in the South Caucasus recognised only by three other non-UN states (Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria). Recognised as part of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh controls most of the territory of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast and some of the surrounding area, giving it a border with Armenia to the west and Iran to the south.

The predominantly Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh was disputed by Armenia and Azerbaijan when both countries became independent in 1918. After the Soviet Union established control over the area, it created the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast within the Azerbaijan SSR in 1923. In the final years of the Soviet Union, the region re-emerged as a source of dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 1991, a referendum held in the NKAO and the neighbouring Shahumian region resulted in a declaration of independence. Large-scale ethnic conflict led to the 1991-1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War, which ended with a ceasefire that left the current borders.

The Nagorno-Karabakh dram is a monetary unit of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Although it is legal tender, it is not as widely used as the Armenian dram. The set of coins from 2004 is included in Krause catalogue, with codes from KM#6 to KM#12. Also, some precious metal collectors coins are listed.

We still need some extra information: who minted this set? is it legal tender also? will these seven coins be included in Krause catalogue like new KM types? Every answer I have received by email makes me think that they are only fantasy pieces!!.

News from Gijs Vlothuizen: I asked the seller of the 2004 set about this 2013 set, and he said "These 2013 Nagorno Karabakh Coins are fake to the best of our knowledge. We checked with the issuing authority that assisted us and they have no knowledge and did not approve the design."

(news and image by Jo Hoogeveen)
(information taken from Wikipedia)


  1. it is a fantasy, same the first set

  2. It is DEFINITELY a fantasy, made in China. I even know the company. (They contacted me to ask a question.)

  3. After the first set was released I contacted the Nagorno Karabakh government. I got this answer:

    "Dear sir,
    Money you are interested in, was first intended for usage, but as it was
    of little value and was not actually used by people, they became only
    coins for collecting."

  4. I am interested in 100-200 sets.

  5. There is no country called Nagorno Karabakh.
    Please understand that now!!!!
    This pirate zone established on board anarchy.

  6. First set coins of 2004 are indicated on the website of the Ministry of Finance of Nagorno-Karabakh

  7. On the website of the Ministry of Finance of Nagorno-Karabakh are indicated only coins of 2004