Bhutan issues new 10- and 100-ngultrum notes dated 2006

On November 20, 2006, The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan released the first of its new “Series 2006” of redesigned notes. These two new denominations add to the series.

The notes are printed by De La Rue in the UK on cotton paper. There is  intaglio microlettering in the line running horizontally parallel to the name of the issuing authority on the front of the note in Dzongkha and in English on the back.

The new series also has high relief marks to help blind people feel and recognize different denominations, and they feature a double coating of varnish to improve durability and prevent soiling and counterfeiting.

10 ngultrum (US$0.25), 2006. Issued 2007. Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck; Dungkar (conch), one of eight good luck symbols. Back: Paro Rinpung Dzong. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Printer: (TDLR). 125 x 65 mm.

100 ngultrum (US$2.45), 2006. Issued 2007. Green. Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck; Norbu Rimpochhe, one of seven auspicious gems. Back: Tashichho Dzong, dragons in upper corners. Windowed security thread with demetalized RMA 100. Watermark: Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Printer: (TDLR). 145 x 70 mm.

Courtesy of Phub Dorji and Gylfi Snorrason.