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  • 50 Poisha 1977-1994, KM# 13, Bangladesh
  • 50 Poisha 1977-1994, KM# 13, Bangladesh

The national emblem of Bangladesh was adopted shortly after independence in 1971. Located on the emblem is a water lily, that is bordered on two sides by rice sheaves. Above the water lilly are four stars and three connected jute leaves. The water lily is the country's national flower, and is representative of the many rivers that run through Bangladesh. Rice represents its presence as the staple food of Bangladesh, and for the agriculture of that nation. The four stars represent the four founding principles that were originally enshrined in the first constitution of Bangladesh in 1972: nationalism, secularism, socialism, and democracy.


Tenualosa ilisha (national fish of Bangladesh), chicken, pineapple and banana. Lettering around: name of the country, year and facial value.

Tenualosa ilisha (ilish, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad) is a species of fish in the herring family (Clupeidae), and a popular food fish in South Asia. The fish contributes about 12 % of the total fish production and about 1 % of GDP in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh during Poila Boishakh (the first day of the Bangali New Year), it is customary to have ilish with panta bhat (fermented rice) typically at breakfast. The meal is the traditional way to celebrate the Bengali new year.

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50 Poisha

KM# 13
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Material Steel
Weight 4.05 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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