Friday, September 13, 2013

Currency Today : Bhutan 02

After showing the first 3 notes from the current set of Bhutan banknotes,
I continue with the banknotes of 20 and 50 ngultrum.

20 ngultrum - front
50 ngultrum - front
Both front sides show the portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck succeeded his father on the throne on December 14, 2006.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
In the middle of the banknote, we find another buddhist symbol : the wheel of Dharma.
After the white conch (on previous notes) we see another of the 8 auspicious symbols:
The golden wheel symbolises the auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel of Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations, in all realms and at all times, enabling beings to experience the joy of wholesome deeds and liberation.

The back side of both notes, show two palaces:
Punakha Dzong (on the 20 ngultrum note) and Trongsa Dzong (on the 50 ngultrum note)

20 ngultrum - back
50 ngultrum - back
The Trongsa dzong, is the largest dzong in Bhutan.
In Bhutanese (or Dzongkha) 'trongsa' means : the new village.
Trongsa dong - city of Trongsa

... to be continued ...

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