|Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM||comments (3)|
The Union Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram releasing the Commemorative Coins of Rs.20 & Rs.5 to mark the culmination of
125th Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, in New Delhi on November 11, 2013. The Union Minister for Minority Affairs,
Shri K. Rahman Khan is also seen.
Source: Press Information Bureau
Thanks to S.K. Sinha for the information.
|Posted on October 10, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
In 1999, the European financial services group Societe Generale had launched the World Cup commemorative gold medallion featuring Sachin Tendulkar. England hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
Designed by Stuart Devlin, who is an Australian-born and London-based designer of gold and silver items, the coin was minted at the Perth Mint in Australia.
One side of the coin had embossed face of Sachin, the other side had a slogan – ‘Support India 1999’.
In India, the coin was marketed through the branches of Corporation Bank. Kapil Dev, who captained the 1983 World Cup winning team, launched the coin in India.
Apart from this, the coin was marketed in many other countries where Indian Diaspora resides. Societe Generale had tied up with the Dubai-based Damas Jewellery to market it in the Gulf region. The coin was also marketed in Fiji and the UK.
The quarter ounce 24-carat gold coin was sold at around Rs 4,500 in India in 1999.
|Posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM||comments (11)|
Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is going to release a commemorative coin featuring Hindu deity Ganesha on September 9th during 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.
The coin will be minted by Mayer Mint of Germany. It will be a silver Proof coin with .999 finesse and weigh 25 grams. The coin will also be studded with a Swarovski crystal. The denomination is fixed at 1001 CFA Francs.
|Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM||comments (9)|
IG Mint Mumbai has published the following advertisement for public booking of "150 Years of Kuka Movement" and "150th Birth Anniversary of Madan Mohan Malviya" commemorative coin sets:
Picture Courtesy: Jigar Nagda
|Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:30 AM||comments (13)|
IG Mint Kolkata has published the following advertisement for public booking of Swami Vivekananda, Sant Tukaram, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Lalbahadur Shastri and 60 Years of IGM Kolkata commemorative coin sets:
|Posted on November 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
There is no proof that the Azad Hind Government ever produced any banknotes. There is a rumor that the Germans printed banknotes for Bose about the same time they printed the stamps, but allegedly they were lost when the ship they were sent in was torpedoed on its way to Japan.
There are no known official Azad Hind Bank banknotes, but at the end of the war, in order to raise funds for Indian National Army veterans and other causes, a number of private commemorative banknotes were prepared bearing the image of Subhas Bose or other Indian patriots. One actually depicted Bose with Adolf Hitler. These banknotes were sold with the profits going to various charities.
Picture By: Abishek Chachan
|Posted on October 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM||comments (9)|
The Union Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram releasing the commemorative coins on 150 years of Kuka Movement, in New Delhi on October 05, 2012.