Kyat: coin from Republic of the Union of Myanmar


100 kyat, 1999: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

100 kyat, 1999: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

The legends on the coin specified in both English and Burmese, — the official language of Myanmar.

100 KYATS.


National ornaments.

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်ဗဟိုဘဏ်၁ ၁၉၉၉: Central Bank of Myanmar - 1999.

၁၀၀ ကျပ်: 100 kyats.

Chinte: a fantastic lion-dragon (another version: mythical half-lion/half-deer) whose statue in medieval Burma was placed in front of temple entrances to ward off evil spirits.

Two stars (the star is one of the elements of the State Seal of Myanmar).

  • Copper-nickel: 27 mm - 7.51 g
  • Reference price: 2.0$

COIN KYAT — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. MYANMAR (1853-...) — Burmese Empire + Union of Burma + Union of Myanmar: kyat = 80 pya = 20 pe = 10 mu = 5 mat (since 1955 — 100 pya)

KYAT as coin name.
Kyat — currency and coin of Myanmar (until 1989 — Burma); now divided into 100 pya, while the first kyat consisted of 80 pya.
It was first introduced in 1853 in the form of a fairly large silver coin. Mat, mu, pe and pya were used as exchange coins.
After the British gradually captured all of Burma at the end of the 80s of the 19th century the Indian rupee was introduced on its territory.
The restoration of the Burmese national currency took place only after the declaration of independence in 1948: during 1949-1952, pe and pya of several denominations were introduced. With the introduction of the decimal monetary system in 1952, kyat appeared again in the form of coins.
Since 1989, the name of the country has been marked as Myanmar on coins.
The name of the kyat coin comes from the term "ကျပ်" in the Burmese language — ancient weight.