BDT – Bangladesh Taka

Monetary System

04.03.1972: 1 Bangladeshi taka (BDT) = 100 poisha

2011 – 2020 Issues

These notes were issued to mark 40 years of independence and are the first notes to bear the taka symbol (৳).

Description: 5.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 117 x 60 mm

Peach and brown. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Naogaon Kusumba mosque; bank logo. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 5. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 117 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 5.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 117 x 60 mm

Olive green and brown. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Naogaon Kusumba mosque; bank logo. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 5. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 117 x 60 mm.

Description: 10.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 122 x 60 mm

Purple. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 10. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 10. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 122 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 127 x 60 mm

Green. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 20. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 20. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 127 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 127 x 60 mm

Green, yellow, and red. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 20. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 20. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 127 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Red and brown. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Shilpacharya Jainul Abedin’s painting “Ploughing;” bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 50. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 50. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Orange and brown. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Shilpacharya Jainul Abedin’s painting “Ploughing;” bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and 50. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 50. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Blue. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Tara Masjid (The Star Mosque) in Dhaka; bank logo. Security thread varieties. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 152 x 65 mm

Green. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; farmers plowing field with team of oxen; crops being irrigated; a group of fishermen carrying bamboo nets; three boats on canal; bank logo. Security thread varieties. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 500. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 152 x 65 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 160 x 70 mm

Purple and tan. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka; bank logo. Security thread varieties. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 1000. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 160 x 70 mm. Paper.

2020 Commemorative Issues

This 200-taka legal tender note commemorates the 100th birthday of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Green and red. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Back: Bengali and English text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; boats on river; bank logo. Ignite windowed security thread with holographic bank logo and 100. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 200. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm. Paper.

2020 Numismatic Products

This 100-taka numismatic product commemorates the 100th birthday of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Green and red. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; flowers. Back: Bengali and English text; boats on river; tiger in jungle; bank logo. Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm. Paper.

2018 Commemorative Issues

This 70-taka note commemorates the Developing Bangladesh initiative.

Description: 70.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Purple, orange, and green. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; map of Bangladesh; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Betbunia Satellite Center. Back: Bengali and English text; Bangabandhu-1 Satellite in orbit above earth; Padma Bridge; Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; bank logo. Windowed security thread with holographic bank logo and 100. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm.

2013 Commemorative Issues

This 25-taka note commemorates the Silver Jubilee of The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. 1988-2013.

Description: 25.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 123 x 60 mm

Blue, purple, and red. Front: Bengali text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; banknotes and stamps; three spotted deer; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Bengali and English text; Security Printing Corporation headquarters building in Gazipur with flowers, fountain, and flag; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 10 [sic]. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 123 x 60 mm. Paper.

This 100-taka note commemorates 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum 1913-2013.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Violet, yellow, and green. Front: Bengali text; 18th-century terracotta plaque depicting a horse rider; bank logo. Back: Bengali and English text; Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka with trees and fountain. Windowed security thread with holographic bank logo and 100. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm. Paper.

2012 Commemorative Issues

This 60-taka note commemorates 60 Years of Language Movement 1952-2012.

Description: 60.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Yellow, brown, violet, orange, and blue. Front: Bengali text; Shaheed Minar (Martyrs’ monument) of the Language Movement in Dhaka. Back: Bengali and English text; flowering mango tree branch; five martyrs (Abul Barkat, Abdul Jabbar, Shafiur Rahman, Rafiquddin Ahmed, and Abdus Salam), original Shaheed Minar monument; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 50 [sic]. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

2011 Commemorative Issues

This 40-taka note commemorates the 40th Victory Anniversary of Bangladesh.

Description: 40.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 122 x 60 mm

Violet, orange, and green. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; six armed men holding rifles aloft; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized bank logo and Bengali denomination. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 10 [sic]. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 122 x 60 mm. Paper.

2006 – 2011 Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, except they have been reduced in size. After only one year, the 5-taka note reverted back in size and to a solid security thread and roaring Royal Bengal tiger watermark without an electrotype bank logo.

Description: 10.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 123 x 60 mm

Red. Front: Bengali text; national emblem with shapla flower, rice, and jute; Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Bengali and English text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka; satellite dish at Betbunia Satellite Earth Station; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 123 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 123 x 60 mm

Red. Front: Bengali text; national emblem with shapla flower, rice, and jute; Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Bengali and English text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka; satellite dish at Betbunia Satellite Earth Station; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 123 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 127 x 60 mm

Green, yellow, orange, and purple. Front: Bengali text; stylized flowers in pot; Chhota Sona Masjid (Small Golden Mosque) in Gaur. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; four men washing jute in water beside a paddy field. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text on front. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 127 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 140 x 62 mm

Blue. Front: Bengali text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge and power lines over Jamuna river. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 153 x 66 mm

Purple. Front: Bengali text; Saat Masjid (Seven Domed Mosque) in Dhaka; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Back: Bengali and English text; Supreme Court building in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 153 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 160 x 70 mm

Pink. Front: Bengali text; Shaheed Minar (Martyrs’ monument) of the Language Movement in Dhaka. Back: Bengali and English text; Curzon Hall of Dhaka University; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Shapla (lotus blossom) with electrotype bank logo and 1000 (at upper center). Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 160 x 70 mm. Paper.

2003 – 2008 Issues

These two notes are like the preceding issues, except the denomination in the upper front left corner is printed in one color, not as two-tone numbers.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 152 x 65 mm

Blue. Front: Bengali text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge and power lines over Jamuna river. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 152 x 65 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 153 x 66 mm

Purple. Front: Bengali text; Saat Masjid (Seven Domed Mosque) in Dhaka; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Supreme Court building in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 153 x 66 mm. Paper.

2002 – 2010 Issues

Description: 10.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Red. Front: Bengali text; national emblem with shapla flower, rice, and jute; Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Bengali and English text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka; satellite dish at Betbunia Satellite Earth Station; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Green, yellow, orange, and purple. Front: Bengali text; stylized flowers in pot; Chhota Sona Masjid (Small Golden Mosque) in Gaur. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; four men washing jute in water beside a paddy field. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text on back. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Brown, blue, yellow, and green. Front: Bengali text; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka. Back: Bengali and English text; Bagha Mosque in Rajshahi; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 130 x 60 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 152 x 65 mm

Blue. Front: Bengali text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge and power lines over Jamuna river. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 152 x 65 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 153 x 66 mm

Purple. Front: Bengali text; Saat Masjid (Seven Domed Mosque) in Dhaka; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar. Back: Bengali and English text; Supreme Court building in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 153 x 66 mm. Paper.

2000 – 2001 Issues

These notes are the first in Bangladesh to bear a date (at lower left on back). All notes subsequently issued in Bangladesh are also dated.

Description: 10.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 130 x 60 mm

Red. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; Baitul Mukarram (The Holy House) national mosque in Dhaka; magpie robin (doyel) bird. Back: Bengali and English text; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (National Parliament building) in Dhaka; satellite dish at Betbunia Satellite Earth Station; bank logo. Simulated solid security thread with Bengali text. Watermark (shadow image): Roaring Royal Bengal tiger. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 130 x 60 mm. Polymer.

Description: 100.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 153 x 66 mm

Blue. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque) in Bagerhat. Back: Bengali and English text; bank logo; Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge and power lines over Jamuna river with small boat. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 153 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 BDT – Bangladesh Taka Size: 153 x 66 mm

Purple. Front: Bengali text; Saat Masjid (Seven Domed Mosque) in Dhaka; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Back: Bengali and English text; Supreme Court building in Dhaka; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized Bengali text. Watermark: Roaring Royal Bengal tiger with electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 153 x 66 mm. Paper.

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

In August 1947, India and Pakistan declared independence from the United Kingdom. At the time, Pakistan consisted of West Pakistan and East Bengal (both primarily Muslim), geographically separated by India (largely Hindu). East Bengal became East Pakistan in 1955, but the Bengalis felt marginalized, so East Pakistan declared war on West Pakistan on 25 March 1971, and declared its independence as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on 17 April 1971, though victory wasn’t achieved until 16 December 1971.

Government of Bangladesh

The issuance of coins and 1- and 2-taka notes is the responsibility of the Government of Bangladesh (GOV), whereas higher denomination notes have historically been issued by the Bangladesh Bank (BB). In 2016, the issuance of 5-taka notes was transferred to the government.

Bangladesh Bank

Bangladesh Bank, the central bank and apex regulatory body for the country’s monetary and financial system, was established in Dhaka by the Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (P.O. No. 127 of 1972) with retroactive effect from 16 December 1971.
The issuance of coins and 1- and 2-taka notes is the responsibility of the Government of Bangladesh (GOV), whereas higher denomination notes are issued by the Bangladesh Bank (BB). For more information, visit www.bangladesh-bank.org.