Last updated
Value0.01 Uzbekistani soum
Mass1.75 g
Diameter16.9 mm
Thickness1.2 mm
CompositionBrass-plated steel
Years of minting1994 (1994)

Tiyin (Cyrillic "тийин") is a unit of currency of Uzbekistan, equal to 1100 of a soum. The tiyin was also the name of a subunit of the Kazakhstani tenge until 1995.

The Uzbek tiyin is the world's lowest value coin that was still legal tender until March 1st 2020, although in practice it was rarely found in circulation. [1]

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  1. The most worthless coin in the world - BBC News, 26 February 2013