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Information about currency: Ngultrum

Currency nameNgultrum
CountryBhutan
Dates1974 -
System

Description

The ngultrum (Dzongkha: དངུལ་ཀྲམ) has been the currency of Bhutan since 1974. It is subdivided into 100 chhertum (called chetrums on coins until 1979).

In 1974, aluminium 5 and 10 chetrums, aluminium-bronze 20 chhertums and cupro-nickel 25 chetrums and 1 ngultrum were introduced. The 5 chhertum was square and the 10 chhertum was scallop-shaped. A new coinage was introduced in 1979, consisting of bronze 5 and 10 chhertum, and cupro-nickel 25 and 50 chhertum and 1 and 3 ngultrum. Aluminium-bronze 25 chhertum were also issued dated 1979. The 5 and 10 chhertum have largely ceased circulating.

Currency Ngultrum was used:
Country From To
Bhutan Ngultrum 1974