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Birth Centenary Commemoration of Begum Akhtar Commemorative Coins Released

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Akhtar Bai Faizabadi, popularly called Begum Akhtar (October 07, 1914 –October 30,1974) was a famous Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music and was awarded Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan (Posthumously) by Government of India. She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). On completion of 100 years of this versatile genius, the Government of India has decided to commemorate the occasion. In...
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Release of Komagata Maru Incident Commemorative Coins

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As a tribute to the heroic struggle of Indian immigrants against discriminatory immigration laws of Canada in the early years of twentieth century, the Government of India has decided to commemorate the centenary of Komagata Maru incident on completion of 100 years after the incident.

The inaugural function of the year-long centenary commemoration was organised here today by Union Ministry of Culture. Three granddaughters of Baba Gurdit Singh, the hero of the episode - Ms. Har...

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New Bookings at Hyderabad Mint

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hyderabad Mint has opened public bookings of the following single coin sets:

• 60 Years of Coir Board

• 60 Years of I.G. Mint Kolkata

• 150 Years of Kuka Movement

• 150th of Birth Anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya

• 150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru

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Medieval Mint Uncovered in India

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Thanks to the efforts of a vigilant retired professor, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has managed to salvage a part of India’s numismatic history dating back to the 8 Century A.D. from the seemingly all-consuming sweep of urbanization.


Last month, the A...

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India prepares to introduce plastic banknotes

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is getting ready to circulate 1 billion plastic, or polymer, bank notes of the 10 rupee denomination, which equals around 14 euro cents, across five Indian cities.

Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar and Shimla have been chosen for their vast geographical d...

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"Is this my best side?" -King George VI on Indian Banknotes

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In 1936 the United Kingdom had three different monarchs.  King George V died on 20 January 1936, and his oldest son, Edward VIII, succeeded him.  But Edward abdicated on 11 December of that same year, and his younger brother, George, ascended the throne.  George VI (r.1936-1952) became the last British monarch to be Emperor of India.

The unexpected and rapid chain of events raised many questions regarding the design of India’s ba...

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Commemorative Coin Sets of Motilal Nehru

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)


India Government Mint, Mumbai has started taking public bookings for the commemorative coin sets containing 150 & 5 Rupees coins on the occasion of '150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru'. Booking details and booking method are given in newspaper advertisement in all national ...

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