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Date: 28/09/2011
Issue of coins to commemorate the occasion of "Income Tax-150 years of building India"

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation the following   coins of ` 5 denomination, which shall conform to the following dimension, design and compositions, namely -

DENOMINATION

SHAPE AND OUTSIDE DIAMETRE

NUMBER OF SERRATIONS

METAL COMPOSITION

Five Rupees

Circular
23 millimeters

100

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

Design

DENOMINATION

OBVERSE

REVERSE

Five Rupees

This face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar with the legend “mel³ecesJe pe³eles “ inscribed below, flanked on the left 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 capital flanked on the left lower periphery with the word “©he³es“in Hindi and right lower periphery with the word "RUPEES"  in English.

The face of the coin shall bear the portrait of "CHANAKYA AND LOTUS WITH HONEYBEE" in the centre, and just below the portrait of Chanakya the word "®eeCeke̳e " in Hindi, and the word "CHANAKYA" in English, flanked on the left periphery with the words letter and numbers “Dee³ekeÀj-Yeejle fôeceeõCe kesÀ 150 Jeøeõ ” in Hindi, on the right periphery flanked with the words and numbers "INCOME TAX-150 YEARS OFBUILDING INDIA" in English. Also in the lower periphery the year "1860-2010" written in international numeral.

These coins are legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

J. D. Desai
Assistant Manager

Press Release : 2011-2012/493

 
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