Currency Press Releases

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Date : Jul 22, 2011
Issue of new series of Coins

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put in circulation the following coins of the Fifty Paise, One Rupee, Two Rupees, Five Rupees and Ten Rupees denominations.

The coins of these denominations shall conform to the following dimension, design and compositions, namely-

Denomination

Shape and outside Diametre

Number of Serrations

Metal Composition

50 Paise

Circular
19 Millimeters

100serrations on edge

Ferritic Stainless Steel
Containing –
Iron -83%
Chromium -17%

One Rupee

Circular
22 millimeters

25 serrations on diagonally opposite sides

Ferritic Stainless Steel
Containing-
Iron -83%
Chromium -17%

Two Rupees

Circular
25 millimeters

50 wider serrations on the edge

Ferritic Stainless Steel
Containing-
Iron -83%
Chromium -17%

Five Rupees

Circular
23 millimeters

100 on the edge

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

Ten Rupees

Circular
27 millimeters

Aluminium Bronze
Copper-92%
Aluminium- 6%
Nickel -2%

Cupro-Nickel
Copper-75%
Nickel -25%

These coins shall conform to the following designs, namely-

Denomination

Obverse

Reverse

Fifty Paise

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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA" in English.

The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “50” in the international numerals flanked on the left and right periphery with the floral design. The upper periphery shallalso bear the word "hewmes" in Hindi and the word “PAISE” in English underneath denominational value. The year of minting in international numerals shall also be shown on the lower periphery.

One Rupee

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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “1” in the international numerals flanked on the left and right periphery with the floral design. The upper periphery shall bear Rupee symbol “`” and the year of minting in international numerals shall also be shown on the lower periphery.

Two 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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “2” in the international numerals flanked on the left and right periphery with the floral design. The upper periphery shall bear Rupee symbol “`” and the year of minting in international numerals shall also be shown on the lower periphery.

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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.

The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “5” in the international numerals flanked on the left and right periphery with the floral design. The upper periphery shall bear Rupee symbol “`” and the year of minting in international numerals shall also be shown on the lower periphery.

Ten 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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English. The bottom portion contains the year in International numerals.

In the upper periphery, 10 Numbers outward radiating patterns depict growth and connectivity. In the centre it shall bear the Rupee symbol “`” and the lower periphery contains denominational value "10” in International numerals.

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

J.D. Desai
Assistant Manager

Press Release : 2011-2012/120


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