Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
The Nepalese rupee is the official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paise. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee was introduced in 1932 when it replaced the Nepalese mohar at the rate 2:1.
Today let’s see a 2 Nepalese Rupee note issued in the year 1981. The note specifications are as follows:
Obverse: Green on light blue and lilac underprint. The legend ‘ Shri Nepal Rashtra Bank’ in Devanagari script is seen on top and promissory text printed below it. The portrait of King Birendra Bir Bikram wearing a plumed crown is printed in the left vignette. The Bajrayogini temple is seen in the centre with signature below it. The serial number is printed below the watermark window on right. Signature: Dipendra Purush Dhakal.
Reverse: Multicoloured underprint. The logo of Nepal bank with denomination both in English and Devanagari script on both sides is seen on top. A leopard is depicted in the centre with the coat of arms of Nepal on left. The denomination in Devanagari numeral is seen on the top right and bottom left corners Watermark: Plumed crown
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