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Metal ngultrums and chetrums - modern coins of Bhutan

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  • Bhutan, Kingdom

  • the Ngultrum (BTN)
  • Thimphu
  • of 47 000 sq. km
  • a dzongkha (state), various Tibetan and Nepalese dialects
  • BT (BTN) 064

Since 1974 national monetary unit of Bhutan is the ngultrum which consists of 100 chetrums. Coins of denomination 5, 10, 25, 50 chetrums and 1 ngultrum are manufactured.

The First series of coins of Bhutan has been manufactured in 1974. Into it entered: aluminium coins in 5 and 10 chetrum, Aluminum-Bronze coins in 20 chetrum, and as Copper-Nickel coins in 25 chetrum and 1 ngultrum. The coin in 5 chetrum was square, and 10-chetrumovaja the coin had scallops the form. A series of new coins has been manufactured in 1979 and consisted from bronze 5 and 10-chetrumovyh coins, and coins in 25, 50 chetrums and 1 ngultrum have been rapped out from a Copper-Nickel. In the same series the part of coins in 25 chetrums has been made from Aluminum-Bronze an alloy. Now coins in 5 and 10 chetrums are by degrees removed from the circulation.

Nominal value: 10 chetrums
Stamping: 1975
the Material: Aluminium
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 chetrums of Bhutan the Reverse of 10 chetrums of Bhutan
Nominal value: 25 chetrums
Stamping: 1979
the Material: Aluminum-Bronze an alloy
the Note:
the Obverse of 25 chetrums of Bhutan the Reverse of 25 chetrums of Bhutan
Nominal value: 1 ngultrum
Stamping: 1979
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 1 ngultrum of Bhutan the Reverse 1 ngultrum of Bhutan

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