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Offline Gusev

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1966 Bhutan Proof set
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:03:21 PM »
Bhutan switched to the metric system of measures in 1957. But only nine years later Bhutan minted his own new coins, called the "naya paisa". They were issued in 1966 from a Copper-Nickel with a par value of 25 and 50 naya paisas, 1 and 3 rupees.
The first Proof set of coins of Bhutan was minted in 1966 (6,000 copies).in the Royal Mint.
This serie of coins is devoted to 40th Anniversary - Accession of Jigme Wangchuk.
The obverse shows Jigme Wangchuk.
On the reverse there is the emblem of Bhutan.
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Re: 1966 Bhutan Proof set
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 03:04:17 PM »
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Re: 1966 Bhutan Proof set
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 11:14:20 AM »
The 3 rupees denomination is surprising. The best source of inspiration I can think of are the Soviet 3 rubel coins; a somewhat unlikely source of inspiration for a conservative kingdom under heavy Indian influence.

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Re: 1966 Bhutan Proof set
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 01:53:47 PM »
I agree, a strange denomination (3 Rupees, 3 Roubles) for the mentoring system.
10 : 3 = 3.33333........ ;D
But for commemorative coins, denomination is not the main indicator.
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1966 Bhutan Proof set
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 02:05:18 PM »
India had a circulating 3 paise coin in 1970's. Perhaps the Bhutanese 3 Rupee coin was inspired by this?

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