Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman on Monday morning visited Japan Mint during his Japan tour.
Japan mint has minted 500 million pieces of 2 Taka coins in addition to 400 thousand silver coins commemorating 200 years of national museum of Bangladesh, said a central bank release.
Japan Mint, an establishment of Japanese Government, was founded in 1871, shortly after the Meiji Restoration when Japan embarked on modernization, minting coins and commemoratives for Japan and many other countries.
The central bank Governor officially sealed the last container carrying the consignment of 2 Taka coins to Bangladesh. The Governor then visited various sections of the mint to see the process of minting coins.
Finally the Governor handed over some commemorative coins and notes of Bangladesh to President of the Japan Mint Yoshiake Shinhara.
The President of Japan Mint, in return, gave 10 commemorative items of coins and decorations for exhibiting in Taka Jadughar (Coin Museum) of Bangladesh Bank.
It may also be mentioned that Japan Mint handed over the design of a commemorative coin set counting 2 Taka Bangladesh coin along with 6 Japanese Yen coins.
In this brief ceremony, the BB Governor mentioned that the coins minted by the Japan Mint symbolize the longstanding Japan-Bangladesh friendly relationship.
BB Gov visits Japan Mint