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Date : Mar 26, 2009
New Coins of Rs.10/- (Bi-metallic) with the theme – "Unity in Diversity"

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 :-

"Unity in Diversity"

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. The centre portion shall bear the "Lion Capitol" of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below and the prominent international Numerals "10" indicating the denomination.

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

Reverse :

This face of the coin contains the visuals showing stylised representation of "Unity in Diversity", a defining characteristic of our country. The symbol shall be seen as four heads sharing a common body. It shall be thought of as people from all four parts of the country coming together under one banner and identifying with one nation. The visual code helps the user connect the visual with an individual denomination, which makes the process of identification quicker. The left upper periphery contains the words " दस रूपया " in Hindi and "Ten 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: 2008-2009/1594

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