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RBI to Issue commemorative coins for "100 years of Civil Aviation"
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation coins of ` 5 denomination, which will have the following dimension, design and compositions:
SHAPE AND OUTSIDE DIAMETRE
NUMBER OF SERRATIONS
Copper - 75%
Zinc - 20%
Nickel - 5%
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 Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English. It shall also bear the denominational value "`5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.
The face of the coin shall bear the picture of an Aircraft and figure "100" with words "YEARS" in the Centre flanked by words "भारतीय नागर विमानन शताब्दी वर्ष" on the upper periphery and "CIVIL AVIATION" followed by "INDIA" below the figure "100". The year "1911-2011" shall be shown at the bottom, in International Numerals.
The coins have been issued to commemorate 100 years of civil aviation and are legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906. The existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender.
Chief General Manager
Press Release : 2011-2012/1012
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