Uzbek sum is considered the official national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The letter designation – UZS;
Digital signage – 860.
The monetary unit of the Republic of Uzbekistan was put into circulation in 1992. In this year, “scrip” coupons issued because it was assumed that this would be a temporary solution. In 1993, the Uzbek currency was issued and it was decided that 1 sum will equal 1000 old soum-coupon.
In 1994, the Uzbek sum has been approved and was regarded as the official national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan cannot be acquired until the arrival in the country because it is not freely convertible.
For all central cities of the Republic of Uzbekistan, you can find a large number of exchange offices. Basically, they are located near banks, airports or at the hotels.
The most common foreign currencies, which make exchange offices and banks are considered euro, dollars, Russian rubles and Japanese yen.
Do not forget that in any calculation whether it be a hotel room or buy in the store – Uzbek sum will always be considered as the only currency in the calculation.
To date, six kinds of used banknotes. Namely, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000 sum. And there are also coins of 100 and 500 sum.