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: ৳. The issuance of notes greater than 10 taka is controlled by the Bangladesh Bank, while the 2 and 5 taka notes are the responsibility of the finance ministry of the Bangladesh government. The Bangladeshi taka banknotes have had 10 issues, starting in 1972 with 1, 5, 10, and 10 taka and a last and currently issued after the year 2010 in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500. and 1000 taka.
The 500 Bangladeshi taka note front design features 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, on a background with an illustration of the National Martyrs Monument (Jatiyo Sriti Soudho) located in Savar which is the national monument of Bangladesh, the structure was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain (structural engineer and architect) and built by Concord Group (Bangladeshi conglomerate). The reverse of the note illustrates a representation of the agriculture of Bangladesh through farmers plowing the land, fishers, a crop and fishing boats on the river, and the Bangladesh Bank logo in the upper right corner. The lettering in the note is presented in the Bengali and English languages. This note is part of the 2011 – 2012 series, and its color is slate black, green, and blue on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, At the request of five hundred taka, the bearer will be obliged to pay the bearer, Finance Secretary, Five Hundred Taka, Agriculture of Bangladesh, 2017, 500.