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  • 5 Taka 1994-1998, KM# 23, Bangladesh
  • 5 Taka 1994-1998, KM# 23, Bangladesh

Depicts the national emblem, the inscription "Bangladesh Bank" below.

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.

বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক


Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge surrounded by the name of the bridge and date above, facial value below.

Bangabandhu Bridge, commonly called the Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge (Bengali: যমুনা বহুমুখী সেতু Jomuna Bohumukhi Setu) is a bridge opened in Bangladesh in June 1998. It connects Bhuapur on the Jamuna River's east bank to Sirajganj on its west bank. The bridge established a strategic link between the eastern and western parts of Bangladesh. It generates multifarious benefits for the people and, especially, promotes inter-regional trade in the country. Apart from quick movement of goods and passenger traffic by road and rail, it facilitated transmission of electricity and natural gas, and integration of telecommunication links. The bridge is on the Asian Highway and the Trans-Asian Railway which, when fully developed, will provide uninterrupted international road and railway links from southeast Asia through Central Asia to northwest Europe.

যমুনা বহুমুখী সেতু ১৯৯৬
FIVE TAKA ৫ পাঁচ টাকা


5 Taka

KM# 18 KM# 23
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Material Stainless Steel
Weight 7.87 g
Diameter 27.7 mm
Thickness -
Shape polygon
Sides 12
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 18.1, KM# 18.2, KM# 18.3
Kremnica Mint (MK)
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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