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10 Ngultrum, (1981)

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Jigme Singye succeeded to the throne at the age of 17, in 1972, after the death of his father. He was educated in Bhutan and the United Kingdom. He followed his father's policies of slow modernization while still trying to preserve Bhutanese culture. In 1998 he voluntarily reduced his own absolute powers and ruled with the advice of his government. In December 2006, the King abdicated the throne to his son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in order to give him experience as head of state before the democratic transition.

Back: Paro Dzong

 

5 Ngultrum, (1985)

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Front: Royal emblem between facing birds

Back: Paro Dzong

 

20 Ngultrum, (1986)

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Front: Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972), King of Bhutan 1952-1972

Back: Punakha Dzong

 

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Enlarge: PalacePunakha Dzong

 

50 Ngultrum, (1994)

50 ngultrum (1994) front
50 ngultrum (1994) front

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Front: Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972), King of Bhutan 1952-1972

Back: Trongsa Dzong

 

Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong

Enlarge: PalaceTrongsa Dzong

 

100 Ngultrum, (1994)

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Tashichho Dzong

 

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong

Enlarge: PalaceTashichho Dzong

 

500 Ngultrum, (1994)
Commemorates the National Day

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Punakha Dzong

 

10 Ngultrum, (2000)

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10 ngultrum (2000) back

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Paro Dzong

 

Paro Dzong

Paro Dzong

Enlarge: PalaceParo Dzong

 

100 Ngultrum,(2000)

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Tashichho Dzong

 

1 Ngultrum, 2006

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Front: Khorlo (Wheel of Dharma, one of the eight auspicious signs) in the center with dragon at right and left sides

Back: Simtokha Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong

Enlarge: PalaceSimtokha Dzong

 

5 Ngultrum, 2006

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Front: The Government crest in the center with two mythical bird (Bja Tshering), the bird of long life at both right and left sides

Back: Taktsang Monastery

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery

Enlarge: MonasteryTaktsang Monastery

 

10 Ngultrum, 2006

10 ngultrum 2006 front
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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Paro Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

20 Ngultrum, 2006

20 ngultrum 2006 front
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Front: Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972), King of Bhutan 1952-1972

Back: Punakha Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

50 Ngultrum, 2008

50 ngultrum 2006 front
50 ngultrum 2006 back

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Front: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980-), King of Bhutan 2006-present

Back: Trongsa Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

100 Ngultrum, 2006

100 ngultrum 2006 front
100 ngultrum 2006 back

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Tashichho Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong

Enlarge: PalaceTashichho Dzong

 

500 Ngultrum, 2006

500 ngultrum 2006 front
500 ngultrum 2006 back

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Front: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955-), King of Bhutan 1972-2006

Back: Punakha Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Enlarge: PalacePunakha Dzong

 

1000 Ngultrum, 2008

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Front: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980-), King of Bhutan 2006-present

Back: Tashichho Dzong

Courtesy ybnotes

 

100 Ngultrum, 2011
Royal Wedding Commemorative

100 ngultrum 2011 front
100 ngultrum 2011 back

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Face of Souvenir Folder

face of souvenir folder

Enlarge: Folderfront of souvenir folder

Front: Mythical angel carrying the Raven Crown; national emblem; royal wedding logo consisting of khorlo (wheel) signifying royalty, circles with dhar (ceremonial scarf) signifying eternal union of thap (method) and sherab (wisdom), and the dham tshig tsangma and lotus, symbolizing purity of union; King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema

Back: Punakha Dzong

 

The Royal Couple

The Royal Couple

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Bhutan, bordered by India, Tibet and Sikkim, was part of British India in the mid 19th Century. Hereditary monarchy was established in 1907 with the British retained control of external affairs. The responsibility for foreign affairs was assumed by India in 1949. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Bhutan.

 

 

 

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