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Date : Jun 14, 2012
Issue of coins to commemorate the occasion of "60 years of the Parliament of India"

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation the following coins of ` 5 and 10 denominations, which shall conform to the following dimension, design and compositions, namely-

DENOMINATION

SHAPE AND OUTSIDE DIAMETER

NUMBER OF SERRATIONS

METAL COMPOSITION

Five Rupees

Circular
23 millimeters

100

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

Ten Rupees

Circular
27 millimeters
(Bi-metallic)

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Outer Ring
(Aluminum Bronze)

Copper-92%
Aluminium-6%
Nickel-2%
Centre Piece (Cupro Nickel)
Copper-75%
Nickel -25%


Design

DENOMINATION

OBVERSE

REVERSE

Five Rupees

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 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 image of the Parliament House in the Centre, with inscription "भारत की संसद के 60 वर्ष " in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "60 years of the Parliament of India" in English on the lower periphery. The year "1952-2012" shall be inscribed above the image of the Parliament House.


Design

DENOMINATION

OBVERSE

REVERSE

Ten Rupees

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 flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "10" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

The face of the coin shall bear the image of the Parliament House in the Centre, with inscription " भारत की संसद के 60 वर्ष " in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "60 years of the Parliament of India" in English on the lower periphery. The year "1952-2012" shall be inscribed above the image of the Parliament House.

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 General Manager

Press Release : 2011-12/1993


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