Between 1824 and 1825, during the rule of the British East India Company (BEIC) in India, the BEIC fought a series of Wars to occupy Burma as well.
When Burma was under British Rule, the British Indian Rupee replaced the Burmese Kyat at par.
The above is the seal of the Central Bank of Myanmar.
The Back of the 50 pyas Banknote shows a Guilloche pattern.
A statue of Bogyoke Aung San
The Front of the 5 Kyat Banknote shows the Chinthe.
The Front of the 200 Kyat Banknote shows the Chinthe.
The Back of the 200 Kyat Banknote shows an elephant teak-logger.
A statue of General Maha Bandoola
|Thibaw Palace |
An image of the familiar symbol of the green peacock.
(The two Banknotes are from the collection of Jayant Biswas. Article researched & written and Banknotes scanned and posted by Rajeev Prasad)
1) Our trip to Ratnagiri, including the Thibaw Palace & the residence of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
2) Commemorative coins on Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak; The Father of the Indian National Movement Also called “The founder of militant Nationalism in India”