The Bangladeshi taka is the official currency of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since 1972, when it replaced the Pakistani rupee at par. The word taka in Bangla is used to mean any money, currency, or notes. The official currency symbol: ৳. In 1973, coins were issued in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 poysha, followed by 1 poysha in 1974, 1 taka in 1975, 5 taka in 1994, and 2 taka in 2004.
The 1 Bangladeshi taka coin front design features the National Emblem (consists of a water lily surrounded on two sides by sheaves of rice. In the water lily, there are four stars and three connected jute leaves), and the denomination below. The reverse of the coin presents the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920 – 1975), was a Bangladeshi politician and statesman who served as the first president of Bangladesh and then as the prime minister of Bangladesh from 1971 until his assassination in 1975; Also known as Sheikh Mujib or Mujib, he is considered the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh. The lettering in the coin is presented in the Bengali and English languages. This coin is part of the 2010 – 2014 series, its rim is fluted, and its color is silver.
Text: One Taka, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 1, 2010 Bangladesh.