Hyderabad: The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation coins of Rs 5 denomination with the theme “150th Anniversary of Rabindranth Tagore”. The shape and diameter of the coins will be circular 23 mm, number of serrations 100, metal composition is Nickel Brass copper 75%, Zinc 20% and Nickel 5%.
According to a press release issued by the RBI Assistant General Manager, the face of coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ‘Satyameva Jayate” inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word “Bharat” in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word “INDIA” in English. It shall also bear the denominational value “5” in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol flanked on the left lower periphery with the word ‘Rupee’ in Hindi and right lower periphery with the word “Rupees” in English.
The reverse of the coin shall bear the portrait of “ Rabindranth Tagore” in the center, flanked on the left upper with the words “Rabindranth Tagore” and left lower periphery with the word “150th Birth Anniversary” in Hindi. On the right periphery flanked with the word “Rabindranath Tagore” and right periphery with the word “150th Birth Anniversary” in English. Also below the portrait year “1861-2011” written in International Numeral.
The coins are legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906. The existing Five Rupees Coin in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender, says the press release.