Indian Coins

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) newly issued 10 rupee (Rs10) coins may separate into two pieces, according to news accounts. The bimetal coins were originally set for release three years ago. The Telegraph quoteded a RBI official on Friday as saying: "We had to delay the release of the coins because of the defect." […]

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A pilot program launched in October to sell gold coins at India Post Offices is proving to be so popular that 15 additional post offices were added in Karnataka on Monday, with even more to come soon.   "By month-end, sale of gold coins will be extended to five post offices each in north Karnataka […]

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India Post Offices have begun a new service that is uniquely creative. They are selling 24 carat gold coins across the country. The first phase of a pilot program launched on Wednesday, October 15, with gold coins sold in the popular denominations of 0.5 grams, 1 gram, 5 grams and 8 grams. The four coins […]

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India’s government announced on Saturday that it would issue a commemorative coin celebrating Sister Alphonsa. Pope Benedict XVI conferred Sainthood on her Sunday, making her the first native-born saint from India   "This exceptional woman, who today is offered to the people of India as their first canonized saint, was convinced that her cross was […]

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced new five rupee coins to commemorate Gandhi’s ’75 Years of Dandi March’ and social reformer ‘Mahatma Basaveshwara’. In 1930 and to protest a British-imposed salt tax, Gandhi led Indians in a non violent, 400 km (249 mi) Dandi Salt March. The journey began in Sabarmati Ashram on March 12 […]

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