Bhutan new 100-ngultrum numismatic product (BNP201a) confirmed

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has issued a 100-ngultrum (US$2.05) banknote to commemorate the 13 October 2011 royal wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. According to this BBS article dated 12 October 2011, the notes (and 500-ngultrum coins) are available in Bank of Bhutan, Bhutan Development Bank Limited, and in the BOB counter at the Paro Airport from 13 October until 4 November at a cost of 500 ngultrum and 5,000 ngultrum, respectively.

BNP201 (P35): 100 ngultrum (US$1.40)

Orange, brown, and red. Front: Dzongkha text; Dakini, mythical angel, carrying Raven Crown; national emblem; royal wedding logo consisting of a Khorlo (Wheel of Dharma) signifying royalty, circles with dhar (ceremonial scarf) signifying eternal union of thap (method) and sherab (wisdom), and the dham tshig tsangma and lotus, symbolizing purity of union; King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. Back: Dzongkha and English text; dragons; Punakha Dzong (aka Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”). Pearlescent stripe on back with THE ROYAL WEDDING 2011. Solid security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

a. 2011. Sig. 6: Tenzin. Prefix RW. Intro: 13.10.2011.

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