Banknotes and Coins to Commemorate Royal Wedding Of Bhutan.
|King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema|
The notes and the coins will be available in Bank of Bhutan, Bhutan Development Bank Limited and in the BOB counter at the Paro Airport from October 13th till 4th of November.2011
The note will cost Nu. 500 and the silver coin will be Nu.5,000
By: Bhutan's National Public Service Broadcaster.
Thousands of Bhutanese, including children and women, started thronging the ground near the stunning 17th century fortress in this ancient city, 71 km from capital Thimphu, from various parts of the tiny Himalayan hingdom as early as 5 am (local time), braving intense cold.
Majority of the 71 lakh population remained glued to their television sets to watch the wedding ceremony which was being telecast live on Bhutan Broadcasting Service TV.
The elaborate wedding ceremony, which is being conducted according to Bhutanese Buddhist traditions, began at 4 am with the initiation of special prayers by 100 monks led by His Holiness Je Khenpo, the head monastic preceptor.
|Bhutan Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins|
|Obverse.(Dickson Niew Collection)|
Mintage: 20, 000 pc(s)
Issue Date: 01-Nov-2011
Diameter (mm): 40.70
Weight (g): 31.10
Material: 999 Fine Silver
Price: S$180.00(Issued Price)
|Reverse.(Dickson Niew Collection)|
PS: This coin was sold out on the 1st day of its released.
My brother in Singapore did me a great fever to get me a set of this Bhutan Royal Wedding Commemorative Coins and Banknotes after paying many attempts visited the Singapore MAS.