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Date: 28/01/2016
Issue of ₹ 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of "125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkarā€¯

The Government of India has minted ₹ 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of "125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar” which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

The design details of these coins as notified in The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) - No.665 dated October 26, 2015 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, are as follows—

Obverse-

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 Devnagri script and on the right periphery with the word "INDIA" in English and it shall also bear the Rupee symbol ‘₹’ and denominational value "10" in the international numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse-

This face of the coin shall bear the portrait of “Dr. B.R.Ambedkar” in the centre, with inscription “डॉ. बी. आर. अम्बेडकर की 125 वी जयंती in Devnagri script on upper periphery and "125th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF Dr. B. R. AMBEDKAR” in English on the lower periphery respectively. The year "2015" shall be written in the international numerals below the portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant Adviser

Press Release : 2015-2016/1771

 
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