Thursday, November 7, 2019

Myanmar issued Aung San gold coin

Today, The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has issued a new tical gold coin with a portrait of late national hero Bogyoke Aung San. The new tical gold coin has a diameter of 26.0 millimeters ( mm) and a thickness of 2.0 mm.

Aung San coin

At the center of the face of the new gold coin is a portrait of Bogyoke Aung San with the words “Aung San” written at the bottom. Along the circumference of the coin, “Central Bank of Myanmar”, and “16.329 gm 999.9 Fine Gold” will be etched in the English language.

The coin opposite will show words in Burmese "Central Bank of Myanmar 2018", "a tical", "999.9 Fine Gold".

The gold coins can be purchased from the first week of November, 2019 at the Myanmar Gems Enterprise sale centers in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.

CBM has been issuing quality tical, half-tical, and a quarter- tical gold coins since 1991. It has also introduced a new quarter- tical quality gold coin in 2018. A single star is depicted in the center of the tical gold coin. Images of a plowing farmer and an elephant hauling a log are depicted on the half- and a quarter- tical gold coins, and image of Bogyoke is depicted at the center of the new quarter-tical quality gold coin.