Bangladesh - 1 Taka - 1973 - P6
SCWPM.#6 - TBB.#B203a
Date: ND (1973)
Signature: 2 - Matiul Islam
Colour: Purple, yellow, and blue.
Front: Woman with pole pounding grain in raised mortar with hen and chicks underfoot; folk motif. Back: Hand holding stalks of rice; national emblem with shapla flower, rice, and jute.
Solid security thread.
Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger.
Size: 100 x 60 mm.
General information: 1973 - 1976 Issues
These notes were the first to depict the national emblem of Bangladesh, officially described in the constitution as “the national flower Shapla (Nympoea nouchali) resting on water, having on each side an ear of paddy [rice] and being surmounted by three connected leaves of jute with two stars on each side of the leaves.” Reputedly, the four stars represent the four motives for independence: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy, and Secularism; while the water represents the Brahmaputra River. All subsequent issues from the Government of Bangladesh carry the national emblem.
Rice is featured on these and other notes because it is the staple food of Bangladesh, and is representative of the nations agriculture.
Source: The Banknotebook
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