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100 Rupees, (1961)

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Front: King Mahendra Vira Vikrama, King of Nepal 1955-197; Temple at Lalitpor

In 1923, Britain recognized the absolute independence of Nepal. Between 1846 and 1951, the country was ruled by the Rana family, which always held the office of prime minister. In 1951, however, the king took over all power and proclaimed a constitutional monarchy. Mahendra Bir Bikram became king in 1955. After Mahendra died of a heart attack in 1972, Prince Birendra, at 26, succeeded to the throne.

Back: Indian Rhinoceros

 

5 Rupees, (1987)

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Front: King Birendra Bir Bikram, King of Nepal 1972-2001

Prince Birendra, at 26, succeeded to the throne after Mahendra died of a heart attack in 1972. On June 1, 2001, King Birendra was shot and killed by his son, Crown Prince Dipendra. Angered by his family's disapproval of his choice of a bride, he also killed his mother and several other members of the royal family before shooting himself. Prince Gyanendra, the younger brother of King Birendra, was then crowned king.

Back: Two yaks

 

10 Rupees, (1985-87)

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Front: King Birendra Bir Bikram, King of Nepal 1972-2001

Back: Two antelopes

 

250 Rupees, (1997)
Commemorates the Silver Jubilee of Accession to the Throne

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Front: King Birendra Bir Bikram, King of Nepal 1972-2001

Back: Steer

 

10 Rupees, (2002) Polymer
Commemoratse Accession of King Gyanendra to the Throne

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Front: King Gyanendra Bir Bikram (1947-), King of Nepal 2001-2008

As the second son of Prince (later king) Mahendra, the infant Gyanendra was declared king for two months (1950-1951) when the rest of his family was in exile in India, but was not internationally recognized. His grandfather Tribhuvan was returned to the throne shortly after, when the Rana family conceded power.

Fifty years later, when his nephew Dipendra purportedly staged a murder suicide, killing most of the family, including King Birendra (Dipendra's father, and Gyanendra's brother), Gyanendra became king again until 2008 when the monarchy was abolished.

Back: Two antelopes

 

20 Rupees, (2002)

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Front: King Gyanendra Bir Bikram (1947-), King of Nepal 2001-2008

Back: Deer

 

50 Rupees, (2002)

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Front: King Gyanendra Bir Bikram (1947-), King of Nepal 2001-2008

Back: Mountain goat

 

100 Rupees, (2002)

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Front: King Gyanendra Bir Bikram (1947-), King of Nepal 2001-2008

Back: Rhinoceros

 

20 Rupees, (2009)

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Front: Mount Everest

Back: Deer

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500 Rupees, (2009)

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Front: Mount Everest

Back: Tigers

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1000 Rupees, (2010)

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Front: Mount Everest

Back: Elephant

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20 Rupees, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Mount Everest; temple of god Krishna of Patan; Garuda atop pillar

Back: Swamp deer

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50 Rupees, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Mount Everest; Rama-Janaki temple of Janakpur

Back: Male thar

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100 Rupees, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Mount Everest; Mayadevi, mother of Lord Buddha, inside silver metallic oval; Map of Nepal; Ashoka pillar; an inscription - "Lumbini: The Birth Place of Lord Buddha"

Back: One-horned rhinoceros

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

20 Rupees, 2016

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Front: Mount Everest; temple of god Krishna of Patan; Garuda atop pillar

Back: Two swamp deer

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Back to Asia

The Kingdom of Nepal, a landlocked country located in central Asia along the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, was founded in 1768 by Prithvi Narayan Shah, a Gorkha king, who succeeded in unifying the three existing smaller kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur into a single state. The country abolished the monarchy and established the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in 2008. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Nepal.

 

 

 

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