Bangladesh new 50-taka note withdrawn due to error


According to an article in Banglanews24 dated 7 March 2012, Bangladesh Bank has withdrawn the new 50-taka (US$0.60) note after a spelling mistake of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin was identified on the back of the note.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, ‚ÄúThese 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.

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