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Date: 26/03/2009
New Coins of Rs.10/- (Bi-metallic) with the theme – "Connectivity and Information Technology "

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation new coins of Rs.10/- (Bi-metallic) issued by Government of India on the following theme: -

 

"Connectivity and Information Technology"

 

Shape and outside diameter

Weight

 

Outer ring metal composition

Centre piece metal composition

Circular
27 millimetres
(Bi-metallic)

7.71 gms
(Outer ring: 4.45 gms. and
Centrepiece: 3.26 gms.)

Aluminium Bronze

Cupro Nickel

Copper

92%

Copper

75%

Aluminium

6%

Nickel

25%

Nickel

2%

 

 

 

Design:

 

Obverse:

 

This face of the coin is divided into three portions with two horizontal lines.  The centre portion shall bear the "Lion Capitol" of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "mel³ecesJe pe³eles" inscribed below. 

The top portion contains word " Yeejle "  in Hindi and "INDIA" in English.  The bottom portion contains the year in International Numerals.

 

Reverse:

 

In the upper periphery, the outward radiating pattern depicts growth and connectivity.  In the centre, there shall be denominational value "10" in International Numerals and in Lower periphery the word "©he³es" in Hindi and the word "RUPEES" in English.

The new Rupee Ten coin is a legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906.

 
Ajit Prasad

  Manager

Press Release: 2008-2009/1593
 
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