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5 Taka

5 Taka -  obverse5 Taka -  reverse

© AvrAlex (Belgorod, Russia)

Features

Country Bangladesh
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1994-1996
Value 5 Taka
5 BDT = 0.06 USD
Currency Taka (1972-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 8.17 g
Diameter 26.8 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 18.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 18.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 18.3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 23
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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.

Lettering: বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক

Translation: Bangladesh Bank

Reverse

In top name of the Bridge is written in Bangla. In middle there is picture of Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge which is currently known as Bangabandhu Bridge. Its length is 5.63 km over the river Padma which is currently 6th longest bridge in South Asia. In bottom year of issue, value of the coin is written in figure and in words both in English & Bangla.

Lettering:
যমুনা বহুমুখী সেতু ১৯৯৬
FIVE TAKA ৫ পাঁচ টাকা

Translation:
Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge 1996
Five Taka 5 Five Taka

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The coins of KM#18.1  were struck in 1994 and 1996 and have narrow wave lines and relief leaves of lotus on Obverse.

Images of 1994 KM#18.1
 
© Alexandr Prokofyev

In 1996 the KM#18.1 variety has different spelling of numeral '৬' in date: its top directed to right rather then to top.
Images of 1996 KM#18.1
 
© Alexandr Prokofyev

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  0.61 0.97 KM#18.1 ১৯৯৪
1996  1.08 1.08 1.50 KM#18.1 ১৯৯৬ (Flat design features; 7.87 g; 27.7 mm)
1996  0.44 1.11 KM#18.2 ১৯৯৬ (thicker design features; 7.87 g; 27.7 mm)
1996  KM#18.3 ১৯৯৬ (thicker design features; 8.17 g, 26.7 mm)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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