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  Royal Mint of Burma

 

Myanmar

The Royal Mint of Burma, located within the compound of the Royal Palace (fig.) in Mandalay, which was built between 1857 and 1859 AD.

 

It was here that the first Burmese coin was minted in 1865. After the British annexation, the Mint was used as bakery for the troops for some years.

 

  Royal Mint of Burma

 

  Royal Mint of Burma

 

Though it lays partly in ruins today, it was one of few buildings in the palace that survived allied bombing during World War II.

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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