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Official Name: Union of Burma / Union of Myanmar (since 1989)
National Name: Pyidaungzu Myanma Naingngandaw (translated by the US Government as Union of Myanma and by the Burmese as Union of Myanmar)
Alternate Names: Myanma Naingngandaw; Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (former name)
Monetary Units: 1 kyat (k) = 100 pyas (p)
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand.
History: Burma was part of India until April 1, 1937, when it became part of the British Commonwealth. On January 4, 1948, Burma became an independent nation.
Mineral Resources: Petroleum, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones.

Burma/Myanmar Scott 196 Burma/Myanmar Scott 306
Scott 196
15 pyas
4 Mar 1968
Corundum (var. Ruby)
Scott 306
50 pyas
26 Jan 1991

Scott 196 shows natural pearls.
Scott 306 shows the 496 carat, unpolished, Nawata ruby. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch