New Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20 coins launched: Check features, composition, all other details

New Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20 coins launched: Check features, composition, all other details

Ministry of Finance has issued a notification on March 6 announcing the launch of new One Rupee, Two Rupees, Five Rupees, Ten Rupees and Twenty Rupees coins which will have enhanced design and are visually impaired friendly. The coins were launched by PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. “The coins of One Rupee, Two Rupees, Five Rupees, Ten Rupees and Twenty Rupees shall also be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the Central Government,” said the ministry in its notification.

Features of ONE RUPEE coin:

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OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “1” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word ‘Ek Rupaya’ in Hindi and “ONE RUPEE” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown on centre of left periphery of the coin.

Features of TWO RUPEES coin:

OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “2” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word ‘Do rupaye’ in Hindi and “TWO RUPEES” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown on centre of left periphery of the coin.

Features of FIVE RUPEES coin:

OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “5” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word ‘Paanch Rupaye’ in Hindi and “FIVE RUPEES” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown on centre of left periphery of the coin.

Features of TEN RUPEES coin:

OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “10” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word ‘das rupaye’ in Hindi and “TEN RUPEES” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown on centre of left periphery of the coin.

Features of TWENTY RUPEES coin:

OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “20” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word ‘Bees Rupaye’ in Hindi and “TWENTY RUPEES” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown in the centre of the left periphery of the coin.

Dimension and Composition of Coins: The coins of the above denominations mentioned in rule 2 shall conform to the following dimensions and composition, namely —

Weight of the coins will be as follow:

* One Rupee: 3.09 grams
* Two Rupees: 4.07 grams
* Five Rupees: 6.74 grams
* Ten Rupees: 7.74 grams
* Twenty Rupees: 8.54 grams

All the new coins, except the newly introduced Rs 20 coin, will be replacing the old coins over the period while both will be considered as the legal tender.

 

Source:- zeebiz

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