Commemorates the completion of a 24.7 meter (81 feet) marble statue of seated Buddha in Naypyitaw, and the first birthday of a white male elephant, Rattha Nandaka
The issuance of this 20,000 Kyats banknote (P-87; B-120) holds special significance as it pays homage to two remarkable events in Myanmar’s history. The depiction of the standing white elephant, an emblem of auspiciousness and revered in Burmese culture, symbolizes the birth of Rattha Nandaka, the extraordinary white male elephant born in Taungup Township. This sacred moment filled the hearts of people with joy and optimism, making Rattha Nandaka an endearing national symbol.
On the reverse side of the banknote, the portrayal of the Sagaing Bridge and Irrawaddy Bridge showcases the country’s engineering marvels and signifies the growth and connectivity of Myanmar’s regions. These bridges are essential in facilitating transportation and enhancing economic development, serving as vital links that unite communities across the nation.
The use of advanced security features, such as the green-to-gold windowed security thread and the watermark of the Yadana white elephant’s head, ensures the banknote’s authenticity and safeguards it against counterfeiting. The inclusion of the electrotype “20000” further solidifies the note’s integrity, making it a reliable medium of exchange in the country’s financial system.
Printed by SECURITY PRINTING WAZI CBM, a renowned printing institution known for its expertise in producing secure currency, this 20,000 Kyats banknote is meticulously crafted to meet the highest quality standards. Its durable paper composition ensures longevity, allowing it to circulate efficiently in daily transactions throughout the nation.
With its introduction into circulation on July 31, 2023, the banknote commemorates the completion of the awe-inspiring marble statue of Buddha and celebrates the joyous first birthday of Rattha Nandaka. As people utilize this banknote in their daily lives, it serves not only as a medium of trade but also as a tangible reminder of Myanmar’s cultural heritage, natural wonders, and the significant milestones that have shaped the nation’s identity.
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