Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bhutan Royal Wedding Commemorative Banknotes

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has issued a 100 Ngultrum banknote to commemorate the royal wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on October 13, 2011. The notes are on sale for 500 Ngultrum at Bank of Bhutan, Bhutan Development Bank Limited, and at the BOB counter in Paro Airport from October 13 until November 4, 2011.

Front: Mythical angel carrying the Raven Crown; national emblem; royal wedding logo consisting of khorlo (wheel) signifying royalty, circles with dhar (ceremonial scarf) signifying eternal union of thap (method) and sherab (wisdom), and the dham tshig tsangma and lotus, symbolizing purity of union; King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

Back: Dragons; Punakha Dzong (aka Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”). Solid security thread with demetalized ROYAL WEDDING.

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