Reserve Bank of India will put into circulation New Cupro-Nickel (CN) coins of
Rs.5/- issued by the Government of India to commemorate the occasion of 'Golden
Jubilee Celebration of Khadi and Village Industries Commission'
of the coin
and outside diameter
Circular23 mm withsecurity edge
Cupro – Nickel (CN)Copper - 75%Nickel
Obverse : This face
of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ';mel³ecesJe
below flanked on the left upper periphery with the word
Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word 'INDIA' in English.
It shall also bear the denominational value ';5';
in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol flanked on the left lower periphery
with the word ';ªhe³es';in
Hindi and right lower periphery with the word ';RUPEES';
in English. There shall be 52 beads on the periphery ;
This face of the coin shall
bear the portrait of 'Mahatma Gandhi' at the centre and a lady with charkha and
a village scence, flanked on the upper periphery with the words ';Keefo
Deewj ûeeceesÎesäe Dee³eesäe';
and ';50 Jeøeõ';
below it in Hindi and flanked on the lower periphery
with the words ';'KHADI
AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES COMMISSION'; and '50 YEARS' above it in English.
The edge of the coin
shall be milled with serrated or upright milling and security edge. At the centre
of the edge there shall be shallow groove with a design inside the two sections
separated by blank spaces. This design shall consist of chain of beads in relief
and each bead being followed by one inclined line in relief. There shall be total
30 lines and 30 beads.
coin is a legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act, 1906. The existing Five
Rupee Coins in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender.
Press Release : 2008-2009/558