RMA to print uniquely de­signed Nu 100 com­mem­o­ra­tive ban­knotes

Bhutan Times - - Home - The com­mem­o­ra­tive Nu.100 ban­knote ded­i­cated to the first birth an­niver­sary of HRH Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck Sonam Wangmo

T he Royal Mon­e­tary Author­ity (RMA) will print one mil­lion 100 Ngul­trum com­mem­o­ra­tive notes this year to com­mem­o­rate the first birth an­niver­sary of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey Jigme Nam­gyel Wangchuck.

The de­sign of the com­mem­o­ra­tive ban­knote was launched by the chair­man of the Royal Privy Coun­cil, for­mer min­is­ter Chenkyab Dorji, on HRH The Gyalsey’s first birth an­niver­sary on 5 Fe­bru­ary.

The note will fea­ture a com­bi­na­tion of na- tional colours, yel­low and or­ange, with the Fourth Druk Gyalpo as the wa­ter mark and por­traits of His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gy­lat­suen, and His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey.

The gover­nor of RMA, Dasho Pen­jore, said that the newly de­signed 100 note de­picts the coun­try rid­ing on the dy­namism of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Majesty the King and HRH The Gyalsey as the in­taglio fea­ture.

The re­verse of the note has gla­cial lakes and moun­tains; nat­u­ral fea­tures with a dragon su­per- im­posed upon it. Gover­nor said, “This de­picts Bhutan’s en­dow­ments of the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Dasho Pen­jore said that there is a plan of de­sign­ing com­mem­o­ra­tive notes in four se­ries for dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions of HRH The Gyal­say.

The sec­ond se­ries of notes is ex­pected to be printed when HRH The Gyalsey turns three or four with a change of por­trait.

The third se­ries will be printed when HRH The Gyalsey as­cends the throne of Choetse Pen­lop and the fi­nal se­ries would be printed for on The Gyalsey’s corona­tion as the Sixth Druk Gyalpo.

Dasho Pen­jore also said that the de­sign­ing ac­tiv­ity be­gan in June 2016. The com­mem­o­ra­tive ban­knote is ex­pected to be is­sued later this year.

RMA will print 1,000,000 pieces of the 100 de­nom­i­na­tion com­mem­o­ra­tive ban­knotes through Orell Fus­sli, a Swiss-based Print­ing Com­pany.

Michael Nis­sen, an of­fi­cial from Orell Fus­sli, said that the print­ing would be com­pleted by Septem­ber this year.

The note bears the com­mem­o­ra­tive mes­sage “Com­mem­o­rat­ing the First Birth an­niver­sary of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey”.

For the se­cu­rity of the note, sev­eral su­pe­rior fea­tures like irides­cent ink, spark truspin and many oth­ers are used.

The com­mem­o­ra­tive note is ex­pected to have one of unique de­signs in the world.

For the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the HRH The Gyalsey’s first birth an­niver­sary, RMA also ini­ti­ated a blood do­na­tion cam­paign where more than fifty of­fi­cials from fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try and mem­ber of the pub­lic do­nated the blood.ss

Photo credit: RMA

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