5 Poisha FAO

5 Poisha (FAO) -  obverse5 Poisha (FAO) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Bangladesh
Period People's Republic (1971-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1974-1979
Value 5 Poisha (0.05 BDT)
Currency Taka (1972-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.40 g
Diameter 22.41 mm
Thickness 1.87 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1790
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 6,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 6
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

FAO - Increase Production

Obverse

The National Emblem of Bangladesh: a water lily bordered on two sides by rice sheaves. Above are a three-leaf clover of tea leaves and four stars representing the four principles of the first constitution of Bangladesh in 1972: nationalism, secularism, socialism, and democracy.

Reverse

The word "Bangladesh", the minting year, and a swing plough inside a gear with lettering at the bottom part

Script: Bengali

Lettering:
বাংলাদেশ
১৯৭৫
৫ পয়সা
উৎপাদন বাড়ান

Translation:
Bangladesh
1975
5 Poisha
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Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: similar to 5 Poisha KM#1, but with legend at bottom of cogwheel.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974  5 000 000 $ 0.80 $ 0.57 $ 0.77 $ 1.87 $ 1.07 61% ১৯৭৪
1975  3 000 000 $ 0.82 $ 0.79 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 39% ১৯৭৫
1976  3 000 000 $ 0.79 10% ১৯৭৬
1977  3 000 000 3% ১৯৭৭
1978  2% ১৯৭৮
1979  1.5% ১৯৭৯

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