Bhutan Coins List Information and Value

Bhutan, a small landlocked country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, is known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and unique currency system. The Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) is the official currency of Bhutan, and its coins reflect the country’s deep-rooted traditions and history.

History of Bhutanese Coins

The history of Bhutanese coinage dates back to the early 20th century when the first coins were minted under the reign of King Ugyen Wangchuck. Initially, Bhutan used Indian rupees as its currency, but in 1928, the first Bhutanese coins were introduced. These early coins featured intricate designs and symbols that held significant cultural and historical importance for the Bhutanese people.

Price and Value

The value of Bhutanese coins extends beyond their monetary worth. Each coin serves as a testament to Bhutan’s rich history and cultural identity. Collectors and numismatists around the world seek out Bhutanese coins for their historical significance and exquisite craftsmanship. The value of these coins often appreciates over time, making them sought-after collectibles in the numismatic community.

In conclusion, Bhutanese coins offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and historical tapestry of Bhutan. Their intricate designs and historical significance make them prized possessions for collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Whether as a collector’s item or a symbol of Bhutanese heritage, these coins continue to hold a special place in the world of numismatics.

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Bhutan Coins List

The Bhutanese coins are denominated in Chhertum (Ch. or Chh.) and are available in various denominations, including 5 Chhertum, 10 Chhertum, 20 Chhertum, 25 Chhertum, and 50 Chhertum. Each coin showcases unique motifs and emblems that represent different aspects of Bhutanese culture, such as the national emblem, the country’s fauna, and iconic landmarks.

Bhutan Coin 5 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

5 Chhertum - Jigme Singye 1979 Obverse
5 Chhertum - Jigme Singye 1979 Reverse

Period: 1979

Metal: Bronze

Value: 5 Chhertums = 0.05 BTN

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 1.9 gm

Size: 17.15mm

Thickness: 1.0 mm

Shape : Circle

Year : 1979 

Price: Fine: 75 Very Fine: 90 Extremely Fine: 100 Uncirculated : 125

5 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 125 to 130

5 Chetrums - Jigme Singye

Period: 1974-1975

Metal: Aluminium

Value: 5 Chhertums = 0.05 BTN

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 1.48 gm

Size: 22mm

Thickness: 2.11mm

Shape : Square with rounded corners

Year : 1974 Value

Price: Fine: 90 Very Fine: 110 Extremely Fine: 125 Uncirculated : 160

Year : 1975 Value

Price: Fine: 70 Very Fine: 80 Extremely Fine: 90 Uncirculated : 140

5 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 140

Bhutan Coin 10 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Period: 1979

Metal: Bronze

Value: 10 Chhertum = 0.10 BTN 

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 3.600 gm

Size: 20.35mm

Thickness: 1.39mm

Shape : Circle

Year : 1979 

10 Chhertum 1979 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 75 Very Fine: 105 Extremely Fine: 115 Uncirculated : 150

10 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 150

25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye magnetic

Period: 1979

Metal: Aluminium-bronze plated steel

Value: 25 Chetrums = 0.25 BTN 

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 4.4500 gm

Size: 22.2mm

Thickness: 1.8mm

Shape : Circle

Year : 1979 

25 Chhertum 1979 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 60 Very Fine: 75 Extremely Fine: 100 Uncirculated : 120

Bhutan 25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye magnetic

Price: 125

25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

 25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye 1979 Obverse
 25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye 1979 Reverse

Period: 1979

Metal: Copper-nickel

Value: 25 Chetrums = 0.25 BTN 

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 4.6 gm

Size: 21.95mm

Shape : Circle

Year: 1979 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 70 Very Fine: 90 Extremely Fine: 140 Uncirculated : 190

Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 190

25 Chetrums - Jigme Singye

Period: 1974-1975

Metal: Copper-nickel

Value: 25 Chetrums = 0.25 BTN 

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 2.6 gm

Size: 18.9mm

Thickness: 1.4mm

Shape : Circle

Year: 1974 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 90 Very Fine: 140 Extremely Fine: 160 Uncirculated : 200

Year: 1975 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 110 Very Fine: 140 Extremely Fine: 175 Uncirculated : 210

25 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 160

50 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Period: 1979

Metal: Copper-nickel

Value: 50 Chhertum= 0.5 BTN

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 6.90 gm

Size: 25.85mm

Shape : Circle

Year:1979 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 110 Very Fine: 150 Extremely Fine: 170 Uncirculated : 180

50 Chhertum - Jigme Singye

Price: 170

Bhutan Coin 1 Ngultrum - Jigme Singye non-magnetic

1 Ngultrum - Jigme Singye 1979 Obverse
1 Ngultrum - Jigme Singye 1979 Reverse

Period: 1979

Metal: Copper-nickel

Value: 1 Ngultrum = 1 BTN 

Currency: Ngultrum   

Weight: 8.2 gm

Size: 27.95mm

Thickness: 1.7mm

Shape : Circle

1 Ngultrum 1979 Value

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 90 Very Fine: 150 Extremely Fine: 210 Uncirculated coins: 350

1 Ngultrum - Jigme Singye non-magnetic

Price: 210

25 Naya Paisa - Jigme Dorji

Period: 1966

Metal: Copper-nickel

Value: 25 Naya Paisa = 0.25 Rupee

Currency: Rupee    

Weight: 2.91 gm

Size: 19.0mm

Shape : Circle

Year: 1966 

Mintage : 10,000

Price: Fine: 90 Very Fine: 150 Extremely Fine: 210 Uncirculated : 250

Bhutan Coin 25 Naya Paisa - Jigme Dorji

Price: 250

1 Pice - Jigme and Jigme Dorji

Period: 1951-1954

Metal: Bronze

Value: 25 Naya Paisa = 0.25 Rupee

Currency: Milled coinage - Rupee     

Weight: 2.90 gm

Size: 21.28mm

Shape : Circle

Year: 1951 

Mintage :

Price: Fine: 125 Very Fine: 175 Extremely Fine: 225 Uncirculated : 450

Year: 1954 

Mintage : 1,260,000

Price: Fine: 140 Very Fine: 165 Extremely Fine: 200 Uncirculated : 375

1 Pice - Jigme and Jigme Dorji

Price: 450

Bhutan Coin ½ Rupee - Jigme Dorji

Period: 1955-1968

Metal: Nickel

Value: 1/2 Rupee = 0.50 Rupee

Currency: Milled coinage - Rupee     

Weight: 5.0850 gm

Size: 24mm

Thickness: 1.8mm

Shape : Circle

Year: 1955 

Mintage : 1,202,000

Price: Fine: 150 Very Fine: 180 Extremely Fine: 200 Uncirculated : 300

½ Rupee - Jigme Dorji

Price: 300

 

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