Dating Coins From Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese numbers:

Dates on coins are read from left to right.

Mid to late 19th century coins used the Chula-Sakarat (CS) dating system, sometimes referred to as the BE (Burmese Era) dating system. This dates from 638 AD.

Typical CS date: = 1214 + 638 = 1852 AD

The current numbering system, from 1948 to the present, is based on AD dates using Burmese numbers.

Typical AD date: = 1952.