Jumbangla Desk: The price of gold has reached the highest level in the history of the country. Now one has to pay 1 lakh 2 thousand 876 taka to buy good quality i.e. 22 carat gold. In such a situation, Bangladesh Bank has announced to increase the price of commemorative gold coins. The price of each coin has been increased by Rs.3000 to Rs.90,000. Which was 87 thousand taka so far.
Bangladesh Bank informed this information on Thursday (November 2). The new price will be effective from Sunday (November 5). It is said that the price has been increased due to the increase in the price of gold in the international and local markets.
The notification informed that the value of commemorative gold coins printed by Bangladesh Bank on ‘International Mother Language Day-2000’, ‘Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary’ and ‘Golden Jubilee of Independence 1971-2021’ has been revised. Each commemorative coin is made of 22 carat gold and weighs 10 grams each. The commemorative gold coins (with box) have been revalued at Tk 90 thousand each.
Earlier, on March 21 this year, the central bank increased the price of Bangladesh Bank gold coins.
Meanwhile, on October 26, Bangladesh Jewelers Association (BAJUS) announced to increase the price of gold again. The price of good quality i.e. 22 carat gold has been increased by 2 thousand 333 taka. It is effective from October 27.
According to the new price, the price of best quality or 22 carat gold (11.664 grams) will be 1 lakh two thousand 876 taka. The price of 21 carat solid gold is Tk 98 thousand 211, 18 carat is Tk 84 thousand 214 and traditional gold price is Tk 70 thousand 159.
Besides, there are currently 11 commemorative silver coins (fine silver) in the market. These include, Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence-1996, Bangladesh Bank Silver Jubilee-1996, Inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge-1998 Bangladesh’s 40th Victory Anniversary, 90 Years of ‘Vidrohi’ Poem-Rabindranath Tagore’s 100th Birth Anniversary-2011, ICC Cricket World Cup-Bangladesh 2011, Bangladesh National Museum Centenary 1913-2013, Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Golden Jubilee of Independence 1971-2021 925 and 50 years of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations have coins. These silver commemorative coins weigh from 20 grams to 31.47 grams. The price of these commemorative silver coins is 5 thousand rupees.