Friday, February 25, 2011

Reserve Bank of India to issue Rs 150 coin

On the occasion of 150th anniversary year of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Reserve bank of India has issued currency coins of Rs. 150. The 35 grams 150 rupees coin is 40 mm in diameter. Now, to mark the number of years of taxation in India, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will issue special coins of Rs 150 before his Budget speech of 2011. These special coins will be made of an alloy of Silver, Copper, Nickel and Zinc. The new coin is expected to have an international design with 'Satyameva Jayate' and 'India' on the front side while a portrait of 'Chanakya and lotus with honeybee' on the reverse side.

Along with Rs 150 coin, RBI is expected to issue Rs 100 coin in memory of the Commonwealth Games and Rs 75 coin will also be issued on the occasion of 75 years of RBI. This is the first time that Government of India will issue coins of higher denomination.