Tk 200 bank notes, gold and silver coins to be launched

Dhaka, Wednesday   01 April 2020


Tk 200 bank notes, gold and silver coins to be launched

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:37 PM, 22 February 2020   Updated: 08:02 PM, 22 February 2020

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Bangladesh Bank is set to launch commemorative gold and silver coins worth Tk 100 on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17. Apart from this, a regular currency note of Tk 200 denomination would be launched.  

Sirajul Islam, Executive Director and spokesman of Bangladesh Bank confirmed the information. Report UNB. 

“We’ve taken this initiative as part of commemoration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he said.

Sirajul Islam said 1,050 gold coins of Tk 100 and 5,000 silver coins of similar value will be released. The first-ever Tk 200 currency note will also come into circulation to mark the occasion, but how many of this Tk-200 notes will be released is yet to be decided. 

At present, there are regular currency notes of Tk 1, Tk 2, Tk 5, Tk 10, Tk 20, Tk 50, Tk 100, Tk 500 and Tk 1,000 are available in the market which were released on different occasions in the past and their designs changed several times.