Bangladesh new 40-taka commemorative confirmed


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).

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

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