In a first, Rs 20 coin launched by PM Narendra Modi: Features, shape, and all other details you want to know
Rs 20 Coin: National Institute of Design has prepared the design of the coins while Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited and the Ministry of Finance played the key role in the introduction of new coins.
Finance ministry has announced the introduction of new coins including Rs 20 coin which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The new series of coins are visually impaired friendly. Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20 are the various denominations of coins released as part of the new series. The Prime Minister said that the new circulation coins with various differentiating features, will greatly aid the visually impaired. The new series of coins will facilitate the visually impaired, and will instill them with confidence, PM said.
National Institute of Design has prepared the design of the coins while Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited and the Ministry of Finance played the key role in the introduction of new coins. Various new features have been incorporated in the new series of circulation coins to make it more easy for the visually impaired to use them.
The coins are characterized by the increasing size and weight from lower to higher denominations. The newly included coin of Rs 20, will be a 12 sided coin with no serrations. The rest of the denominations would be of the round shape.
Check out the key features of India's first 12-sided Rs 20 coin:
OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend 'Satyamev Jayate' in Hindi inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word 'Bharat' in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English.
REVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear denominational value “20” in the international numerals. The Rupee symbol shall be shown above the denominational value. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The top right and bottom right peripheries shall bear the word 'Bees Rupaye' in Hindi and “TWENTY RUPEES” in English. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown in the centre of the left periphery of the coin.
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The radius of the coin will be of 27 mm while its weight will be 8.54 grams. The coin's outer ring will be formed of Nickel Silver (Copper: 65%, Zinc: 15%, Nickel: 20%) while the inner part will be of Nickel Brass (Copper: 75%, Zinc: 20%, Nickel: 05%).