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Date: 11/02/2010
Issue of new Commemorative Circulation Coin of Rs.10/- denomination (bi-metallic) on the occasion of "HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR"

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation new commemorative circulation coins of Rs.10/- denomination (bi-metallic) issued by Government of India on the occasion of " HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR".

Shape and outside diameter

Metal composition

27 mm (Bi-metallic)

Outer Ring

(Aluminium Bronze)
Copper – 92%
Zinc     -  6%
Nickel  -   2%

Centre Piece
(Cupro Nickel)
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%


Obverse : The face of coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word " भारत " in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the denominational value "10" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol flanked on the left lower periphery with the word "रूपये" in Hindi and right lower periphery with the word "RUPEES" in English.

Reverse : The face of coin shall bear the image of "HOMI BHABHA" with inscription "होमी बाबा जन्मा सताब्दी वर्ष " in Hindi, on the left periphery and in English "HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR" on the right periphery and the Years "2008-2009" below portrait of Homi Bhabha at the bottom.

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

Ajit Prasad

Press Release : 2009-2010/1115

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