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Commemorative Coins from Bangladesh
« on: August 27, 2011, 09:17:03 AM »
For long I was planning to open a thread dedicated to the commemorative coins issued from Bangladesh especially by Bangladesh Bank. Here it is.
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Re: Commemorative Coins from Bangladesh
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:26:21 AM »
1. Independence of Bangladesh (Silver Jubilee) 1996

This coins was issued by Bangladesh Bank to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of independence of  Bangladesh in the year 1996. The coin is made of one ounce sterling silver. Both side of the rim of the coin inscribes in Bangla which means 'Silver Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh- 1996, Taka 10'. On the obverse it shows the face of Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation and on the reverse it shows the national momument of the martyres (Jatio smriti shoudho).

It's a milled edge coin presented in a plastic casing.

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 09:32:27 AM »
2. Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Bank

This coin was issued by Bangladesh Bank in the year 1996 to celebrate the silver jubilee of the organization itself. The coin is made of one ounce sterling silver. On the both side the coin inscribes in Bangla on the rim 'Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Bank 1971-1996. On the obverse the coin shows the Office building of the central bank and on the reverse the coin shows the national symbol. The coin is octagonal and has plain edge and was presented in plastic casing.

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:39:50 AM »
3. Inauguration of Bangbandhu Bridge 1998

This coin was issued by Bangladesh Bank in the year 1998 to commemorate the event of inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge, the largest in Bangladesh. The bridge has huge economic impact in Bangladesh and so rightly eommemorated by Bangladesh Bank. As an exception the coin was issued in 100% nickel with milled edge. On the rim both side of the coin inscribes in Bangla which means 'Inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge 1998 Bangladesh 10 Taka'. On the obverse the coin shows Bangabandhu bridge and on the reverse the coin shows the monument 'Oporajeo Bangla' which means 'Unbeatable Bangla' situated at the campus of Dhaka University. The coin was presented in a plastic casing.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 09:50:51 AM »
Inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge 1998: 20 Taka

On the occasion of inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge in 1998 the Central Bank of Bangladesh issued another commemorative coin in one ounce 100% silver. On the rim of the coin on both side the coin inscribes 'Inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge 1998 Bangladesh 20 Taka'. On the obverse the coin shows the potrait of Bangabandhu, the father of the nation and on the reverse the Bangabandhu bridge. The coin was presented in plastic casing.

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Re: Commemorative Coins from Bangladesh
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 11:57:09 AM »
Football Worldcup 1994
In the year 1993 Bangladesh Bank issued this coin to commemorate 1994 world cup football. The coin is made of one ounce sterling silver with milled edge. I collected this one from a Jewellery shop and I have saved this one from melting.

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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 12:04:08 PM »
ICC Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2011

To make the event of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh as a joint host with India and Srilanka, Bangladesh Bank issued this nice coin in 2011. The coin is made of sterling silver with milled edge. On the obverse the coin shows the Cricket world cup trophy and on the reverse the logo of the 2011 ICC cricket world cup. As like other commemorative coins issued by Bangladesh Bank this coin was also issued with a face value of Taka 10 and was sold at Taka 3000 per unit. The coin was presented in a nice casing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 12:40:55 PM »
20 th anniversary of Victory Day of Bangladesh, 1991

The coin was issued in the year 1991 by Bangladesh Bank to commemorate 20th anniversary of victory day of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. Obverse of the coin Inscribed with faces of 7 great heroes of Liberation War of the country and the reverse has the national memorial. The coin was issued with Face value of One Taka and metallic composition was 925 fine silver weighing 31.47 gm. This coin was not for sale.

NB. The picture of the coin is collected from internet.

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 12:46:44 PM »
Summer Olympic Games 1992

In the year 1992 the 25th Summer Olympic has been commemorated with this coin. Obverse of the coin presents two athletes running with Olympic flame and reverse presents national emblem. The coin was issued in face value of one taka with metallic composition of 925 fine silver. The coin weighed 31.47 gm.

NB. The picture of the coin is collected from net.

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 12:52:19 PM »
International Mother Language Day, 2000

And this one is a gold coin to commemorate the international mother language day 2000. Obverse of the coin Inscribed with the central Shaheed Minar, a monument showing respect for the lives sacrificed for the honor of mother language (Bangla) against Urdu. Reverse Inscribed with Bangladesh Bank Monogram. Face value of the coin is twenty taka with metallic composition of 22K Gold weighing 10 gm.

Probably this is the only coin where Bangladesh Bank has used Taka symbol 'Ta'. Central Bank often adjust the price of this coin to market price of gold to discourage the melters, while this is not a case for other silver issues though price of those have also been refixed recently due to recent hike of silver price in the market.


NB. The picture of the coin is collected from net.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 03:08:31 PM »
In November 2011, Bangladesh Bank issued this commemorative coin to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore. A nice silver coin which came in a nice wooden box. On the obverse the coin depicts Rabindra Nath and on the reverse the coin has a quotation from Rabindra Nath with his signature. A great coin.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 04:52:00 PM »
40 Years of Independence

A new proof silver coin to commemorate 40 years of independence of Bangladesh. The obverse shows Bangabandhu and his popular call 'Ebarer songram muktir songram, ebarer songram sadhinotar songram'. The reverse shows symbolic freedom fighters. A beautiful coin.

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 04:58:32 PM »
90 Years of Poem 'Bidrohi'

A new proof silver coin to commemorate 90 years of the famous poem 'Bidrohi' of Kazi Nazrul Islam. Nazrul created huge impact on the British ruler in India by his 'Bidrohi' and he was imprisoned. He is the national poet of Bangladesh and is recognized after Rabindranath Tagore. He is named as 'Bidrohi Kobi' or 'Rebel Poet' for his contribution in independence of India from British rule.

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Re: Commemorative Coins from Bangladesh
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 06:49:35 AM »
Thanks to Nat (member of WoC). Here is the list of mints for the commemorative coins:

Year   Description   Alloy   Mint Location
1991   20th Anniversary of Victory Day of Bangladesh 925 Ag   Muenzhande Isgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Deutsche Muenze, Germany
1992   1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain   925 Ag   Muenzhande Isgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Deutsche Muenze, Germany
1993   Endangered Wildlife 1993   925 Ag   Hamburgische Münze, Hamburg
1993   Football World Cup 1994 in the United States of America   925 Ag   Hamburgische Münze, Hamburg
1996   Silver Jubilee of Independence   925 Ag   Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Spain
1996   25th Anniversary of the Bangladesh Bank    925 Ag   Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Spain
1998   June Inaugeration of Jamuna Bridge,    Nickel   Royal Canadian Mint,  Canada
2011   2011 ICC Cricket World Cup   925 Ag   Staatliche Münze Stuttgart / Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
2011   150th Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, 2011   925 Ag   Staatlichen Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2011   90 Years of the Poem 'BIDROHI'   999 Ag   Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint), Utrecht, Netherlands
2011   40th Victory Anniversary of Bangladesh, 2011   999 Ag   Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint), Utrecht, Netherlands
1998   October Inaugeration of Jamuna Bridge   900 Ag, Nickel   Mincovňa Kremnica, Slovakia
2000   International Mother Language Day   22k Gold   Royal Canadian Mint,  Canada