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Date : 01 Apr 2010
Platinum Jubilee of Reserve Bank of India - Issue of Commemorative Coin Set

The Government of India will be issuing a set of five commemorative coins in the denominations of Re. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10 and Rs. 75 to mark the occasion of Platinum Jubilee of Reserve Bank of India. While a gazette notification in respect of these coins has already been issued on 23 February, 2010 in Official Gazette of India, Prime Minister Shri Man Mohan Singh will release the coin in an official function at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai in a Grand Finale event to mark end of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherji would also be present on the occasion besides other dignitaries. The coins in the denomination of Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10 will also be issued as circulation coins.

In a set of five coins where the Re.1 and Rs.2 will be of FSS (Ferritic Stainless Steel), the Rs.5 coin will be Nickel Brass, the Rs.10 will be bimetallic and the Rs.75 coin will be a Silver Alloy.

Design of the coins

Obverse side

The face of all the coins shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend "mel³ecesJe pe³eles" inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word "Yeejle" in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the denominational value "75", "10", "5", etc as the case may be, in International Numerals below  the Lion Capitol, flanked on the left lower periphery with the word "©he³es " in Hindi and on the right lower periphery with the word "RUPEES" in English.

Reverse side

The reverse of the coin shall bear the emblem of Reserve Bank of India, namely Palm Tree and Tiger with inscription "Yeejler³e fjeJeõ yeQkeÀ" in Hindi, on the left periphery and in English "RESERVE BANK OF INDIA" on the right periphery Word " huewfìôece pegyeuer " in Hindi and " PLATINUM JUBILEE" in English along with year "1935-2010" shall also be inscribed below the emblem.

The coins of the above denominations, shall conform to the following dimensions,

shape and composition, namely:

Denomination of the coin

Shape and outside diameter

Number of Serrations

Metal Composition

1

2

3

4

Seventy Five Rupees

Circular
44 millimeters

200

Quaternary Alloy
Silver – 50%
Copper – 40%
Nickel – 5%
Zinc – 5%

Ten Rupees

Circular
27 millimeters
(Bi-metallic)

-

Outer Ring
Copper – 92%
Aluminum – 6%
Nickel – 2%
Center Piece
(Cupro Nickel)
Copper – 75%
Nickel – 25%

Five Rupees

Circular
23 millimeters

100

Nickel Brass
Copper – 75%
Zinc – 20%
Nickel – 5%

Two Rupees

Circular
27 millimeters
(mono metallic)

-

Ferritic Stainless Steel containing
Iron – 83%
Chromium – 17%

One Rupee

Circular
25 millimeters
(mono metallic)

-

Ferritic Stainless Steel containing
Iron – 83%
Chromium – 17%

Ajit Prasad
Manager

Press Release : 2009-2010/1339

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