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Date: 10/01/2012
Issue of ICMR coins of ` 5 denomination-"Circulatory Coins"

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-

SHAPE AND OUTSIDE DIAMETRE

NUMBER OF SERRATIONS

METAL COMPOSITION

Circular
23 millimeters

100

Nickel Brass
Copper      75%
Zinc           20%
Nickel        5%

Design

OBVERSE

REVERSE

The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend “सत्यमेव जयते"  inscribed below, flanked on the left  periphery with the word “भारत" in Hindi and on the right periphery  with the word “INDIA” in English. It shall also bear the denominational value "` 5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

The face of the coin shall bear the emblem of Indian Council Medical Research with the logo "परीक्ष्य कारिणोहि कुशलाभवन्ति" inscribed below it. There will be three growing lines on the left and right side of the emblem and the year "1911-2011" shall be shown below the logo. The words "भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अनुसंधान परिषद्" and below that "शताब्दी वर्ष CENTENARY YEAR" will be flanked on the upper periphery and the words "INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESERCH" on the lower periphery.

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.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant General Manager

Press Release : 2011-2012/1103

 
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