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Date: 22/06/2016
RBI to shortly circulate ₹ 10 Coins to commemorate “Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda”

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put in circulation ₹ 10 coins minted by the Government of India to commemorate Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda.

The design details of these coins as notified in The Gazette of India - Extraordinary - Part I - Section I - Section (1) - No.274 dated April 30, 2015 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, are:


The obverse of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery by the word "भारत" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery by the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol ‘₹’ and denominational value “10" in the international numerals below the Lion Capitol.


The reverse of the coin shall bear the portrait of “Swami Chinmayananda” in the centre, with inscription “स्वामी चिन्मयानंद की जन्मशती” in Devnagri script on upper periphery and the inscription “Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda” in English on the lower periphery. The year “2015” shall be written below the portrait in international numerals.

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

Ajit Prasad
Assistant Adviser

Press Release : 2015-2016/2974

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