Bangladesh Bank will release a new commemorative silver coin worth Tk 50 on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan.
The coin has been made by a joint venture of Bangladesh Bank and Japan Mint, a state-owned company producing Japanese currency.
The new silver coin will be sold from February 10, 2022 at Bangladesh Bank's Motijheel office and Bangladesh Bank Taka Museum at Mirpur.
It will also be sold in Japan through Japan Mint. The price of the coin along with the commemorative box has been fixed at Tk 5000.
The round coin with a diameter of 35 mm weighs 20 grams. The logo on the front of the commemorative coin bears the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations.
The upper part of the logo is printed in color print technology with cherry blossoms (national flower of Japan) with stalks and water lily (national flower of Bangladesh) with bud floating in the water below. In addition, on the left side of the logo, above and below the words '50 Taka 'is printed in English and Bengali respectively.
The National Memorial of Bangladesh is printed on the back of the commemorative coin. The 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations and Bangladesh Bank (in Bengali and English) are inscribed on the top of the memorial. Printed below the memorial is 1972–2022.
Japan, one of the development partners of Bangladesh, recognized the People's Republic of Bangladesh on 10 February 1972, shortly after independence.