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1 Kyat 1990, Myanmar

in Krause book Number: 67
Years of issue: 1990
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1990 Issue
Specimen of: 1990
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 131 х 62
Printer: Government Security Printing Works (SPW), Rangoon, now at Wazi

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1 Kyat 1990




Bogyoke Aung San.


1 Kyat 1990

Bogyoke (General) Aung SanThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Aung San.

Bogyoke (Major General) Aung San (13 February 1915, Namau - 19 July 1947, Rangun) served as the 5th Premier of the British Crown Colony of Burma from 1946 to 1947. Initially he was a communist and later a social democratic politician. He was known as a revolutionary, nationalist, and as the founder of the Tatmadaw, and is considered the Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar. He was the founder of the Communist Party of Burma.

He was responsible for bringing about Burma's independence from British rule, but was assassinated six months before independence. He is recognized as the leading architect of independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma. Affectionately known as "Bogyoke" (Major General), Aung San is still widely admired by the Burmese people, and his name is still invoked in Burmese politics to this day.

Aung San's daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi, is a Burmese stateswoman and politician and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who is now serving as State Counsellor and 20th and First Female Minister of Foreign Affairs in Htin Kyaw's Cabinet.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners. Centered in words.


1 Kyat 1990

Traditional Burmese woodcarving. Two woven dragons.

In the tradition of the Eastern epic - the dragon is the most important mythological creature. Dragon represents one of the four living creatures (dragon, phoenix, tortoise, unicorn), who created the universe. All of the chaos to absolute harmony is dominated by a dragon. As a symbol of the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire and Water), it also symbolizes the four cardinal directions (North, South, East, West).

In addition, for each of the elements, the dragon has its own exclusive features. Oriental legend says that many creatures and even a person could turn into dragons. Ancient legends have become intertwined with the new, but the main purpose of the dragon has remained unchanged - to maintain a balance of the divine essence, the interaction of cyclic rhythms of birth and death. Two dragons are located opposite each other - it is a symbol of mutual creative action of yin and yang, generating a world symbol of balance.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. Centered in words.


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