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 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
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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