Poisha: coin from People's Republic of Bangladesh (1973-...); 1/100 taka


25 poisha (পয়সা), 1983: People's Republic of Bangladesh

25 poisha (পয়সা), 1983: People's Republic of Bangladesh

বাংলাদেশ - ১৯৮৩ - পঁচিশ ২৫ পয়সা: Bangladesh - 1983 - Twenty five - 25 - poisha.

A Bengal tiger (only head in the circle).

Coat of arms of Bangladesh: stylized water lily; 4 stars — 4 principles of the constitution: nationalism, atheism (now: Islam), socialism (now: Islamic socialism), democracy; ears of rice; jute shamrock (three connected jute leaves).

Mintage: 96.128.000.

  • Steel: 19 mm - 2.6 g
  • Reference price: 0.8$

COIN POISHA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH (1973-...): poisha = 1/100 taka

There is no unambiguous version of the origin of the name of the coin poisha (sometimes: poysha), but it is undeniable that in several languages the term "poisha" (as well as "paisa, pice...") means money in general. In Bengali, poisha is denoted as "পয়সা", which literally translates as "money, coins".