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Peacock coin
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

An important historical coin.

History of the Object
During the reign of King Mindon, peacock silver coins were produced by the Royal Mint. The obverse holds “the royal seal” in letters and in relief a peacock and on the reverse is “Yadanabon Naypyitaw” in letters, as well as the year of minting and the value of the coin. The peacock on the silver coin symbolizes national pride, glory and auspiciousness.

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Type
Coins and medals 
Materials
Silver 
Measurements
Diameter: 3 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mandalay, Central Myanmar 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
This silver coin was used in business in the Yadanabon Period. 
Acquisition
Acquired by the National Museum in 1952. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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