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Centre Set to Introduce Rs 100 Coins Soon

The Centre Government of Inda is all set to roll out Rs 100 coins for the first time in the country.

Centre Set to Introduce Rs 100 Coins Soon
  • The Ministry of Finance has issued a notification regarding the introduction of Rs 100 coins.
  • The decision is taken  to commemorate the birth centenary of AIADMK founder Dr MG Ramachandaran and renowned Carnatic singer Dr MS Subbulakshmi.
  • The Reserve Bank of India will also issue new Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins to honour Dr MS Subbulakshmi who was a Bharat Ratna-winning singer.

Features of Coin

  • The obverse side of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend Satyamev Jayate inscribed below, 
  • Left periphery will be edged with the word Bharat in Devnagari script and on the right periphery with the word India in English.
  • It shall also bear the Rupee symbol  and denominational value "100" in international numerals below the Lion Capitol.
  • The reverse side of the coin shall bear the portrait of Dr MS Subbulakshmi in the centre. 
  • The inscription Dr MS Subbulakshmi shall be written in Devnagari script on the upper periphery and "Birth centenary of Dr MS Subbulakshmi" in English on the lower periphery of the coin. 
  • The year "1916-2016" in international numerals will be placed on the coin's right periphery.
  • In the second design, the face of the coin will bear the portrait of Dr MG Ramachandran in the centre, with his name inscribed in Devnagari script on the upper periphery and "Dr M G Ramachandran birth centenary" in English on the lower periphery of the coin
  • The year "1917-2017" in international numerals will flank the bottom of Dr MG Ramachandran's portrait on the coin.
  • The Rs 100 coin will be 44 millimeter in diameter with a metal composition of silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), nickel (5 per cent) and zinc (5 per cent).
Centre Set to Introduce Rs 100 Coins Soon Centre Set to Introduce Rs 100 Coins Soon Reviewed by insiya yadav on September 15, 2017 Rating: 5

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