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Date: 30/03/2012
Issue of coins to commemorate the occasion of "150th year of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India"

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation the 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

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

The face of the coin shall bear the logo of "Comptroller and Auditor General of India" in the centre, flanked on the  left periphery  with the word "भारत के नियंत्रक एवं महालेखापरीक्षक" in Devnagri and on the right periphery with the word "COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA" in English and the year "1860-2010" written  in International Numerals on the bottom of Logo.

The coins are the legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act, 1906 (3 of 1906). The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant General Manager

Press Release : 2011-2012/1572

 
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