Press Releases

PDF document (55 kb)
Date : Jul 18, 2008
New Ferritic Stainless Steel Coins of Rs.5/- to commemorate the occasion of "75 Years of Dandi March"

The Reserve Bank of India will put into circulation New Ferritic Stainless Steel (FSS) coins of Rs.5/- issued by the Government of India to commemorate the occasion of "75 Years of Dandi March".

Denomination  of the coin

Shape and outside diameter

Weight

Metal Composition

Five Rupees

Circular
23 mm with
security edges

6  gms

Ferritic Stainless Steel (FSS) 
Iron          -  82%
Chromium - 18%

Designs  :

Obverse  :   This face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar with the legend  "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below flanked on the left upper periphery with the word "भारत" 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 flanked on the left lower periphery with the word "रूपये" in Hindi and right lower periphery with the word "RUPEES" in English.

Reverse : This face of the coin shall bear the portrait of "MAHATMA GANDHI MARCHING" flanked on the left upper periphery with the words "दंदी यात्रा के 75 वर्ष" in Hindi and on the right upper periphery with the words "75  YEARS OF DANDI MARCH" in English.  The figure 1930-2005 shall be shown below the portrait in International Numbers. There shall be 52 beads on the periphery.

Security edge for 5 Rupees :

The edge of the coin shall be security edge on periphery.  At the centre of the edge there shall be groove with a design inside the two sections separated by blank spaces. This design shall consists 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 Rupees Coins in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender.

Ajit Prasad
    Manager

Press Release : 2008-2009/74


2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Archives
Top