Bangladesh

Bangladesh new date (2014) 50-taka note confirmed

50 taka, 2014. Like BB B51, but new date and Western digits in lower left serial number.

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Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (Tuhin) and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

P.S. In revising the Bangladesh chapter of The Banknote Book to incorporate this new variety, I discovered that between the 18th and 20th editions of the SCWPM, Krause has renumbered its "2011 Issue" notes from Pick 52 onward, a maddening practice that I eschew. Also, it's clear that the descriptions of these notes come from The Banknote Book, albeit grossly truncated. Imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery.

Bangladesh new 5-taka note dated 2014 reported

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5 taka, 2014. Like BB B48, but new colors, new date, and white border on front/back. Intro: 15.06.2014.

Courtesy of Tuhin Bin Salam.

Bangladesh new date (2014) 20-taka note confirmed

20 taka, 2014. Like BB B50.5, but new date and Western digits in lower left serial number.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Bangladesh new date (2012) 5-taka note confirmed

5 taka, 2012. Like BB B48b, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new serial number variety 500-taka note confirmed

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500 taka, 2008. Like BB B39, but Western digits in lower right serial number.

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Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 20-taka note confirmed

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20 taka, 2013. Like BB B50.5, but new date and Western digits in lower left serial number.

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Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 50-taka note confirmed

50 taka, 2013. Like BB B51, but new date.

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Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 10-taka note confirmed

10 taka, 2013. Like BB B49, but new date.

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Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 1,000-taka note confirmed

1,000 taka, 2013. Like BB B54, but new date.

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Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (yuri111).

Bangladesh new sig/date (2013) 2-taka note confirmed

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2 taka, 2013. Like GOB B7 (P52), but new date and signature (Fazle Kabir). Intro: 03.04.2013.

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Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Bangladesh new 100-taka commemorative note confirmed

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According to a press release, a new 100-taka note commemorating 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum was issued 9 July 2013. 100,000 notes were issued into circulation, with an additional 11,000 notes sold packaged in a folder as numismatic products.

100 taka (US$1.25)
Violet, yellow, and green. Front: 18th-century terracotta plaque depicting a horse rider; bank logo. Back: Bangladesh National Museum with trees and fountain. Windowed security thread with holographic bank logo and 100. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (SPC). 140 x 62 mm.
a. 2013. Signature 10b. Intro: 09.07.2013.

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Courtesy of Raihan Ahmed, BanglaNumis, and Aidan Work.

Bangladesh new 25-taka commemorative note confirmed

This 25-taka note commemorates the “Silver Jubilee of ‘The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd.’ 1988-2013.” Reportedly the note was also sold as a numismatic product for 100-taka in a folder.

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BB B57 (PNL): 25 taka (US$0.25)
Blue, purple, and red. Front: National Martyr’s Monument in Savar; banknotes and stamps; three spotted deer; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Security Printing Corporation headquarters building, flowers, fountain, and flag; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: (SPC). 123 x 60 mm.
a. 2013. Signature 10b. Intro: 26.01.2013.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Raihan Ahmed (http://bankofraihan.blogspot.com).

Bangladesh new 10-taka note variety confirmed

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10 taka (US$0.10), 2012. Like BB B49a (PNL), but with thin (not thick) text above mosque entrance on back.

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Courtesy of G. Scheidl.

Bangladesh new date (2012) 100-taka note confirmed

100 taka (US$1.25), 2012. Like BB B52 (P54), but new date. Intro: 19.09.2012.

Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (Tuhin).

Bangladesh new 5-taka note confirmed

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5 taka (US$0.05), 2011. Like BB B48a, but engraving on the front is considerably lighter. There are other differences in the engraving, but the most obvious is that the earlier 5-taka notes have a dark portrait (BB B48a, left) whereas later issues have a light portrait (B48b, right).

Courtesy of Aminul Haque Mallick and Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2012) 500-taka note confirmed

500 taka (US$6.15), 2012. Like BB B53a (PNL), but new date.

Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (Tuhin).

Bangladesh new 20-taka variety confirmed

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20 taka (US$0.25), 2012. Like BB B50a (PNL), but with green, not black, lathework design at right front. Notes with the black design have serial number prefixes KK and KL. Notes with the green design use subsequent prefixes.

Courtesy of Robiul Islam (http://www.robiscollection.blogspot.com/).

Bangladesh new date (2012) 1,000-taka note confirmed

1,000 taka (US$12), 2012. Like BB B54 (P56), but new date.

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Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (eBay ID siliconvally) and Robiul Islam (http://www.robiscollection.blogspot.com/).

Bangladesh new date (2012) 2-taka note confirmed

2 taka (US$0.02), 2012. Like GOB B7 (P52), but new date.

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Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (eBay ID siliconvally) and Robiul Islam (http://www.robiscollection.blogspot.com/).

Bangladesh new 20-taka note confirmed

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BB B50.5 (PNL): 20 taka (US$0.25)
Green, yellow, and red. Front: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyr’s Monument in Savar. Back: Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 20. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 20. Printer: (SPC). 127 x 60 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 10b. Intro: 08.08.2012.
as. Diagonal red hollow SPECIMEN stamp.
Like preceding issues, but new colors to distinguish this denomination from 500-taka note.

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Courtesy of Syeed Bin Salam (eBay ID siliconvally) and Robiul Islam (http://www.robiscollection.blogspot.com/).

Bangladesh corrected 50-taka note confirmed

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On 7 March 2011, Bangladesh Bank withdrew its new 50-taka (BB B51 / PNL) note after a spelling mistake of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin was identified on the back of the note. On 15 July 2012, the bank issued a corrected note identical to the withdrawn note, except for the date (2012 vs. 2011) and the caption on the back.

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Courtesy of Frank van Tiel, Robiul Islam (http://www.robiscollection.blogspot.com/), and Mohammed J. Islam.

The Banknote Book chapters now available in print

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In response to popular demand, several chapters of The Banknote Book are now available in printed format:
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  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
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Bangladesh chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Bangladesh chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Also available in print.

This 26-page catalog covers every note (227 types and varieties, including 57 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the People's Republic of Bangladesh in 1971, the Government of Bangladesh from 1972 to present, and the Bangladesh Bank from 1972 to present. Revised 7 December 2012.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Bangladesh new 50-taka note withdrawn due to error

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According to an article in Banglanews24 dated 7 March 2012, Bangladesh Bank has withdrawn the new 50-taka (US$0.60) note after a spelling mistake of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin was identified on the back of the note. The note had just been introduced earlier in the day on 7 March, so it's likely that very few made it into circulation, even though 2.25 crore pieces were printed. Confirming the matter, Director-General of BB Governor Secretariat AFM Asaduzzaman said, “These notes will not be circulated in the market before rectifying," giving the impression that the bank may overprint the error notes with corrected text rather than destroy them.

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.

Bangladesh new 10-, 20-, and 50-taka notes confirmed

According to an article in The Daily Star dated 27 February 2012, Bangladesh Bank planned to introduce new banknotes denominated in 10, 20, and 50 taka on 7 March. The notes bear the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a photograph of the National Mausoleumon on the front, and be signed by Governor Atiur Rahman.

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BB B49 (PNL): 10 taka (US$0.10)
Purple. Front: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyr’s Monument in Savar. Back: Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized coat of arms and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 10. Printer: Unknown. 122 x 60 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 10b. Intro: 07.03.2012.
as. Diagonal red hollow SPECIMEN stamp; diagonal purple Bengali stamp.

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BB B50 (PNL): 20 taka (US$0.25)
Green. Front: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyr’s Monument in Savar. Back: Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized coat of arms and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 20. Printer: Unknown. 127 x 60 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 10b. Intro: 07.03.2012.
as. Diagonal red hollow SPECIMEN stamp.

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BB B51 (PNL): 50 taka (US$0.05)
Red and brown. Front: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyr’s Monument in Savar. Back: Shilpacharya Jainul Abedin’s painting “Ploughing;” bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized coat of arms and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 5. Printer: Unknown. 117 x 60 mm.
a. 2011. Signature 10b. Intro: 07.03.2012.
as. Diagonal red hollow SPECIMEN stamp.

Courtesy of Md. Robiul Islam (www.robiscollection.blogspot.com).

Bangladesh new 60-taka commemorative note confirmed


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According to a press release in Bangla, Bangladesh Bank is scheduled to issue a new 60-taka (US$0.70) note on 15 Febuary 2012. The note measures 130 x 60 mm. It commemorates 60 Years of Language Movement 1952-2012, and will be available as a numismatic product packaged in a folder for 200 taka, as well as a circulating note at face value.

BB B61 (PNL): 60 taka (US$0.75)
Yellow, brown, violet, orange, and blue. Front: Shaheed Minar (Martyrs’ monument) of the Language Movement in Dhaka. Back: Flowering branch; five men, monument; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized coat of arms and Bangla denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 50. Printer: Unknown. 130 x 60 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 14. Intro: 15.02.2012.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Nat Denkin, and Claudio Marana.

Bangaldesh new 100-taka variety confirmed

There are at least five varieties of the 100-taka (US$1.45) note dated 2009:

1. Signature Ahmed, Jamuna bridge, Bangla serial numbers.
2. Signature Rahman (1st sig variety), Jamuna bridge, Bangla serial numbers.
3. Signature Rahman (2nd sig variety), Bangabandhu bridge, Bangla serial numbers.
4. Signature Rahman (2nd sig variety), Bangabandhu bridge, Western serial numbers at lower right.
5. Signature Rahman (1st sig variety), Jamuna bridge, Western serial numbers at lower right.

The fifth variety is the new discovery, and it is odd because the signature reverted back to Rahman’s original signature variety, and the name of the bridge on the back reverted to the old name of Jamuna, but the Western serial numbers at lower right place the order of printing after the fourth variety, and before the first variety dated 2010, which has Rahman’s 2nd signature variety and the new Bangabandhu bridge name.





Apparently Security Printing Corporation must have discovered unused stocks of the second 2009 variety notes and decided to apply the new Western serial numbers and issue these notes into circulation.

Courtesy of Nathan Denkin.

Bangladesh new 40-taka commemorative confirmed

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According to a press release dated 21 December 2011, Bank Bangladesh introduced a new 40-taka (US$0.50) note to commemorate the “40th Victory Anniversary of Bangladesh,” featuring “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” and the National Martyr’s Monument in Savar on front, and six armed men on back.

Curiously, this note has an electrotype 10 in the watermark, indicating it was likely printed on extra 10-taka banknote paper. However, Bank Bangladesh has not yet issued a new 10-taka note with the same watermark.


A total of 20,000 notes were printed, of which 5,000 were packaged as numismatic products in a folder, some of which had an error in the spelling of the country’s name on front (see above).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes with or without the commemorative folders can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com to receive a significant discount.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam, Claudio Marana, and Jan Stuller.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2011) 20-taka note confirmed


20 taka (US$0.30), 2011. Like P48, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares and Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new 100-taka variety dated 2009 confirmed


100 taka (US$1.35), 2009. Like other previously reported varieties of P49 dated 2009, but with Western digits used for the serial number at lower right. All preceding notes used Bangla digits for both upper left and lower right serial numbers. The previously reported note dated 2010 also has Western digits at lower right.

Courtesy of Rui Palhares.

Bangladesh new note family confirmed











According to a press release dated 9 August 2011, Bangladesh Bank will issue on 11 August a new set of notes denominated in 5, 100, 500, and 1,000 taka, all dated 2011 and featuring a portrait and watermark of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with the National Martyr’s Monument in Savar at center front. The new 2-taka note issued by the state bears the signature of Finance Secretary Dr Mohammad Tareq while the other denominations have the signature of Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman.

The press release is available in Bengla only, so if someone can translate and send the relevant facts in English, please do.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2010) 100-taka note confirmed


100 taka (US$1.40), 2010. Like P49, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2010) 50-taka note confirmed


50 taka (US$0.70), 2010. Like P41, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2010) 10-taka note confirmed


10 taka (US$0.15), 2010. Like P39, but new date and signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new date (2010) 1,000-taka note confirmed


1,000 taka (US$14.35), 2010. Like P51, but new date and signature Atiur Rahman.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2010) 2-taka note confirmed


2 taka (US$0.02), 2010. Like same denomination first issued in 2002, but new date and signature (Mohammed Tareq).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2010) 500-taka note confirmed


500 taka (US$7.20), 2010. Like P50, but new date and serial number at lower right in Western numerals.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 2-taka note confirmed


2 taka (US$0.01), 2009. Like previously reported new 2-taka notes, but new date and new signature (Mohammed Tareq).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 10-taka note confirmed


10 taka (US$0.15), 2009. Like Pick 47, but new date, new signature (Atiur Rahman), and litho printed instead of intaglio, plus text on front is surrounded by white. Intro: 31.01.2010.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 5-taka note confirmed


5 taka (US$0.07), 2009. Like Pick 46, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman). Intro: 16.03.2010.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 1,000-taka note confirmed


1,000 taka (US$14.45), 2009. Like 1,000-taka note issued 27.10.2008, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 20-taka note confirmed


20 taka (US$0.30), 2009. Like P48a, but new date and new signature (Atiur Rahman).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Bangladesh new signature variety 1,000-taka note confirmed

In a press release dated 15 December 2009, Bangladesh Bank announced the 18.11.2009 introduction of a 1,000-taka (US$14.45) note signed by Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman. This is a new date/signature variety only.

Courtesy of Nat Denkin and Mohammed Islam.

Bangladesh new signature variety 20-taka note reported

In a press release dated 02.12.2009, Bangladesh Bank announced the 06.12.2009 introduction of a 20-taka (US$0.30) note signed by Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman. It appears to be a new date/signature variety only.

Additional information and images are requested.

Courtesy of Nat Denkin and Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh notes to feature Bangabandhu portrait

According to an All Headline News article dated 19 November 2009, Bangladesh Bank plans to use a portrait of founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mijubur Rahman on all new currency. The central bank has requested the finance ministry’s approval of its plans. If granted, new banknotes and coins are scheduled for 2010.

Bangladesh new signature variety 100-taka confirmed

100 taka (US$1.45). Like Pick 49, but new date, new signature, and new title on back.

There are now at least three 100-taka note varieties dated 2009. One is signed by Governor Salehuddin Ahmed, and the other two are signed by Governor Atiur Rahman, but the signatures are slightly different (see below).



In addition to the signature change, the text on the back of the note has changed slightly, too. The text on the first note reads Bangabandhu Bridge (named after Sheikh Mujibar Rahman whose official title was Bangabandhu), and the new one reads Jamuna Bridge (named after the river it spans).




Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels and Nazir Rahemtulla.

Bangladesh 20-taka error confirmed


While editing the Bangladesh chapter of my new catalog of world notes, Bill Stubkjaer and I confirmed that his example of the Bangladesh 20-taka note of 1979 (Pick 22) has an error in the printed solid security thread. Specifically, the words BANGLADESH BANK are repeated on the thread, but the Bs are backwords and BANK is spelled with an X, not a K:

I'd appreciate it if collectors would examine their own examples of this note and report if varieties exist with the correct spelling. Please post comments with your findings either way.

Bangladesh new 500-taka note confirmed


500 taka (US$7.30). Like P38, but new date (2009), new signature Atiur Rahman, Governor, and with a monochrome (not two-tone) denomination in the upper left front.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Jean-Michel Engels.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 100-taka note confirmed


100 taka (US$1.45). Like Pick 49, but new date (2009) and G9 signature of Salehuddin Ahmed.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 100-taka note confirmed


100 taka (US$1.45). Like Pick 49, but new date (2009) and new signature of Atiur Rahman, who took over as governor on 01.05.2009.

Courtesy of Mirsad Delic.

Bangladesh new date (2009) 5-taka note confirmed


5 taka (US$0.05), 2009. Like Pick 46, but new date and solid security thread. Signature: Salehuddin Ahmed.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Bangladesh new date (2008) 50-taka note confirmed


Bangladesh Bank has issued a 50-taka note (US$0.75) like Pick 41, but dated 2008 and signed by Governor Salehuddin Ahmed.

On 3 May 2009, Dr. Atiur Rahman was appointed the 10th governor of Bangladesh Bank, so we can expect new signature varieties to appear soon bearing his signature.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Bangladesh revised 10-taka note dated 2008 confirmed

On 21 September 2006, Bangladesh Bank issued a smaller version of the 10-taka note (123 x 60 mm versus 130 x 60 mm). This smaller note has been issued dated 2006, 2007, and 2008, all with the signature of Governor Salehuddin Ahmed.

In late 2008, a revised 2008 10-taka note appeared in circulation. Whereas the previous three small-size 10-taka notes have the national emblem and text intaglio printed, the new note is entirely offset printed, as was the case for this denomination before September 2006. The easiest way to distinguish between the two 2008-dated notes is to compare the text on the front. The earlier note has brown text directly on the underprinting (see top set of scans below) whereas the newer note has the text surrounded by a white background (see bottom set of scans below). The backs appear to be identical.







Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh revised 2-taka note dated 2007 confirmed

As previously reported, on 27 January 2007, the Bangladesh Bank issued a 2-taka note (US$0.03) dated 2007. This note is like Pick 6C, but has the new date on back, a new signature (Siddique ur Rehman Chaudhry, Finance Secretary), and a windowed security thread on back (see first image below).

However, a new variety also dated 2007 has been reported, but this one appears to be printed on the same paper previously used on this denomination through the year 2004. This note contains a solid embedded security thread, not a windowed thread (see second image below). Please note that the differences in the colors of these images is most likely a result of the notes being scanned with different computer equipment and is not a reflection of a change in the color schemes of the notes themselves.

A new 2008 dated note has also been reported with the signature of Mohammed Tarek, and it too uses a solid security thread (see bottom set of images below).







Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam, Ronny Hicks, and Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh issues new 1,000-taka note dated 2008



1,000 taka (US$14.60)
Pink. Front: Shahid Minar of the Language Movement. Back: Curzon Hall. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Shapla (lotus blossom) with electrotype bank logo and denomination. Printer: Security Printing Corporation, Bangladesh (w/o imprint). 160 x 70 mm. 2008. Signature Salehuddin Ahmed. Introduced 27.10.2008.

Courtesy of Sazzad Husain.

Bangladesh issues smaller 100-taka note dated 2006


Pick 49: 100 taka, 2006. Issued 16.07.2006. Light blue, dark blue, and brown. Like Pick 44, but reduced size and security thread now 3 mm wide. National Mausoleum and Sixty-dome Mosque in Bagerhat. Signature: Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor. Bengal tiger and bank symbol of as wmk. Banganabdhu Multipurpose bridge on back. 140 x 62 mm.
 
Courtesy of Peter Symes.

Bangladesh issues smaller 10-taka note dated 2006


Pick 47: 10 taka, 2006. New date. Issued 21.09.2006. Like Pick 39, but reduced size (123 x 60 mm versus 130 x 60 mm), new signature (Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor), and signature in blue instead of red.

Courtesy of Morris Lawing.

Bangladesh issues smaller 5-taka note dated 2006


Pick 46: 5 taka, 2006. New date. Issued October 8, 2006. Like Pick 25, but reduced size (118 x 62 mm), new signature (Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor), and 3-mm windowed security thread.

The 5-taka note was discontinued some years ago and has now been re-introduced, reportedly as a temporary emergency issue printed on 100-taka paper due to lack of coinage.

Courtesy of Morris Lawing.

Bangladesh issues new date (2007) 2-taka note


On 27 January 2007, the Bangladesh Bank issued a 2 taka (US$0.03), 2007. Like Pick 6C, but new date, new signature (Siddique ur Rehman Chaudhry, Finance Secretary), and windowed security thread. Shaheed Minar on front, magpie robin (Doyal) on back. Tiger head and bank logo as wkm. Printer: Security Printing Press, Bangladesh. 100 x 60 mm.

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam and Ronny Hicks.

Bangladesh new date (2004) 2-taka note confirmed


2 taka (US$0.05), 2004. Like Pick 6C, but new date, new signature. Printer: Security Printing Press, Bangladesh. 100 x 60 mm.

Courtesy of Menelaos Stamatelos, Southeastern Numismatics.