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Bangladesh has new notes

23 Jun 2017

The Central Bank of Bangladesh has issued new 100 and 500 Taka notes.

The replacement notes follow a similar style to the previous denominations of the currency but have further security features that were not previously present, including 4mm thread, intended to strengthen the notes and avoid tearing.

Colour, size, design, watermark and other elements will remain similar, allowing for the new, higher quality notes to enter the financial system and slowly phase-out the existing, inferior notes.

The Taka became the official currency of Bangladesh in 1972, replacing the Indian Rupee as the currency of choice for the South Asian country. The 100 Taka note carries the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with an image of the National Memorial, Savar and Jamuna Bridge, while the 500 Taka note carries the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and an image of the National Monument and Saat Masjid.

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