PM Modi launches new coin series including Rs 20 coin: All you need to know
New Delhi : The government of India has released new Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 with fresh design and keep into account the visually impaired citizens. Also, govt. has also issued a new Rs 20 coin which is completely new in the market. New coins series have been designed by the National Institute of Design with several differentiating features to make it easier for visually-impaired individuals to identify them.
Besides, the newly launched coins are bigger in size and weigh more with the increase in denomination to make recognising them easier. The obverse face of all the coins will show the Lion Capita
l of Ashoka Pillar with the legend 'Satyamev Jayate' in Hindi inscribed below. On its left flank will be the word 'Bharat' in Hindi, and on the right flank will be the word 'INDIA' in English.
The reverse face of the coins will have their denominational values written in international numerals. The Rupee symbol will be placed above this denominational value. The denomination of the coin will be written in words, in Hindi on top right and in English on the top right and bottom right peripheries of the reverse face.
For instance, Rs 20 coin will have 'Bees Ruapye' in Devenagri script and 'Twenty Rupees' written on its back.
Take a note at the feel and look of the new Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 coins
New Re 1 coin
The new Re 1 coin weighs 3.09 grams and will be in a circular shape of 20mm diameter. It will be made out of ferritic stainless steel, containing 83 per cent iron and 17 per cent chromium.
New Rs 2 coin
The new Rs 2 coin weighs 4.07 grams and is in the shape of a circle with a diameter of 23mm. There would also be 50 wider serrations on the edge. Similar to the Re 1 coin, the Rs 2 coin will also be made of ferritic stainless steel, comprising 83 per cent iron and 17 per cent chromium.
New Rs 5 coin
The new Rs 5 coin weighs 6.74 grams and will have a diameter of 25mm. The new Rs 5 coin will use nickel brass alloy, and its constituents will be 75 per cent copper, 20 per cent zinc and 5 per cent nickel.
New Rs 10 coin
The new Rs 10 coin weighs 7.74 grams. It will have a diameter of 27mm and 100 serrations on its edge. Similar to the Rs 10 coin in circulation, the new series coin will also have two rings. The outer ring will be made of nickel brass, similar in composition to the new Rs 5 coin with 75 per cent copper, 20 per cent zinc and 5 per cent nickel. The inner ring will be made of nickel silver, which will contain 65 per cent copper, 15 per cent zinc and 20 per cent nickel.
New Rs 20 coin
The new Rs 20 coin weighs 8.54 grams. It will be in the shape of a 12-edge polygon and have an outer diameter of 27mm. This coin will also have an outer ring and an inner ring like the Rs 10 coin, but the alloys used have been reversed. The outer ring will be made of nickel silver with 65 per cent copper, 15 per cent zinc and 20 per cent nickel, whereas the inner ring will be of nickel brass, containing 75 per cent copper, 20 per cent zinc and 5 per cent nickel.