50 Poisha FAO

50 Poisha (FAO) -  obverse50 Poisha (FAO) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer Bangladesh
Period People's Republic (1971-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1977-1994
Value 50 Poisha
0.50 BDT = USD 0.0058
Currency Taka (1972-date)
Composition Steel
Weight 4.05 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1973
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 13,
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# 14
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

A hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh, a chicken, a pineapple and a banana. The word "Bangladesh" and the face value in figures and in full

Script: Bengali

Lettering:
বাংলাদেশ
১৯৭৭
পঞ্চাশ ৫০ পয়সা

Translation:
Bangladesh
1977
Fifty 50 Poisha

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  12 700 000 $ 0.23 $ 1.44 15% ১৯৭৭
1978  37 300 000 $ 0.85 $ 1.41 $ 2.24 12% ১৯৭৮
1979  2 208 000 2% ১৯৭৯
1980  124 512 000 $ 1.13 $ 0.60 $ 0.53 $ 1.21 33% ১৯৮০
1981  36 680 000 0.8% ১৯৮১ (Never Minted)
1983  31 392 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.50 $ 0.57 $ 1.39 32% ১৯৮৩
1984  168 608 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.57 $ 1.44 21% ১৯৮৪
1994  $ 0.68 $ 1.13 24% ১৯৯৪

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