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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.
: 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.