The new series of banknotes are very nice.
We start the set with the 2 taka note.
The 1 taka note existed too, but is replaced by a coin.
On the 1 taka note, the coin was depicted.
The 1 and 2 taka notes are actually issued by the Ministry of Finance and not by the National Bank.
In fact they are mint notes, not banknotes.
Although the 2 taka note is still in use, it soon will be replaced by coins too.
The older 2 taka notes had the national bird : Doyel (or Oriental Magpie Robin) on the front.
|2010 2 Taka note|
He was also the first president and later became Prime Minister.
He can be found on all further notes.
On the back side of the 2 taka note, you will see the Shaheed Minar, a national monument, erected to commemorate those who died during the Bengali Language Movement Demonstrations in 1952.
|2 taka note (front)|
|2 taka note (back)|
The second note, and the first 'bank' note, issued by the Bangladesh Bank, is a 5 taka -note.
From here on, all notes have the same front (obverse) style.
The back (reverse) side is more interesting for us.
|Reverse - Photograph of the Kusumba Mosque of Naogaon.|
The next note, 10 taka, is a very modest picture of the National Mosque.
The lines are very straight. But the note is still beautiful, thanks to the vibrant violet colour.
|Reverse - Photographs of the National Mosque|
|National Monument (here on the 10 taka note)|
more notes in my next post...