Bhutan P-12a / 1 Ngultrum 1986 – UNC




Issued by Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
Issue ND (1985-1992) Issue
Size 114 x 62 mm
Printer Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) – TDLR
Signature Ashi Sonam Wangchuk
Obverse Royal emblem between facing dragons (Druk) at centre
Reverse Simtokha Dzong Palace at centre
Comment The Druk is considered the “Thunder Dragon” of Bhutanese mythology. It’s a Bhutanese national symbol and appears on the national flag.
Simtokha Dzong Palace is a small dzong (fortress) . It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan.