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12/11/2007

The Reserve Bank of India will issue commemorative coins on the 150 th anniversary of the First War of Independence

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indicated that it will soon issue a new appeal for memorable coin denomination 5 rupees on the 150 th anniversary of the First War of Independence, which is marked this year.
The reverse side FMIN coins will be decorated with portraits of historical figures who played a crucial role in this war, the report said the bank.
Coins will be a legal tender along with other similar denomination coins that are in circulation.

Obverse : This face of coin shall bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "mel?ecesJe pe?eles" inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word "Yeejle" in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word "India" in English, and it shall also bear the denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capital flanked on the left lower periphery with the word "©he?es" in Hindi and on the right lower periphery with the word "RUPEES" in English.
Reverse : This face of the coin shall bear the combined portrait of General Tatia Tope on left side, Emperor Bahadur Shah II on the right side and at the centre the Warrior Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi in the battlefield, flanked on the left periphery with the words "he?Lece mJeleb°elee meb?e?ece" and "150 Je?e?" in Hindi and on the right periphery with the words "150 YEARS - THE FIRST WAR OF INDEPENDENCE" in English with the period 1857-2007 written at the bottom.
Security edge for 5 Rupees :
The edge of the coin shall be milled with serrated or upright milling and security edge. At the centre of the edge there shall be shallow groove with a design inside the two sections separated by blank spaces. This design shall consists of chain of beads in relief and each bead being followed by one inclined line in relief. There shall be total 30 lines and 30 beads.
The coin is a legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act, 1906. The existing Five Rupees Coins in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender.

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