Saturday, September 3, 2011

RUPEE COINS WITH OFFICIAL RUPEE SYMBOL RELEASED



              8th July 2011 will be marked as a historic date on which the release of the first set of Indian Rupee coins with the all famous Rupee Symbol will take place. The new series of coins have been introduced with features at the edge, which make it convenient for easy recognition and distinction.
In a statement, the Finance Ministry said the security edging of new series of coins would be good for better recognition by visually challenged persons and will have improved counterfeit resistance. 
Last year the government had approved a symbol for the rupee that elegantly combines Devanagiri and Roman scripts to signify the rising strength, ambition and spread of the country’s currency in a fast globalizing economy. 





The rupee, introduced as a silver coin for transactions by emperor Sher Shah Suri, who built the Grand Trunk road in the 16th century, was till two decades ago largely unrecognized in global markets. But now, the Indian Rupee Symbol   joins the elite club of symbol-endowed a national currency that includes only 4 other currencies – US dollar, the British pound, the euro and the Japanese yen. 
The symbol designed by D Udaya Kumar, who has just joined the faculty of the department of design at IIT Guwahati, was selected from more than 3,000 entries that were evaluated by a jury of experts, government and RBI officials. 
As on date, approximately 100 million coins of all denominations have been minted.


Some of my new rupees symbol coins from my collections for you all

ONE RUPEE COIN



if compared with old design one rupee coin, the new design smaller in diameter and as same to older fifty paise coin size.

TWO RUPEES COIN


if compared with old design two rupees coin, the new design smaller in diameter and as same to older one rupee coin size.




FIVE RUPEES COIN
No changes in size of the five rupees coin






TEN RUPEES COIN

No changes in size of the ten rupees coin




THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE FROM MY OWN COLLECTIONS ( EXCEPT THE FIRST ONE) 
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