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Date : 24 Oct 2008
New Coins of Rs.5/- in Cupro-Nickel (CN) to commemorate the occasion of "Golden
Jubilee Celebration of Khadi and Village Industries Commission"

The 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'

Denomination of the coin

Shape and outside diameter

Weight

Metal Composition

Five Rupees

Circular
23 mm with
security edge

9 gms

Cupro – Nickel (CN)
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Design :

Obverse : This face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar 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 ';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 ;

Reverse :

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.

Security Edge :

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.

The 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.

Ajit Prasad
Manager

Press Release : 2008-2009/558

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