News / Rs 20 coins soon to enter Indian economy for the first time

India Today : Mar 08, 2019, 10:35 AM

The new series of minted coins of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 will have new dimensions and design, while the exact date of the issuance of Rs 20 coin is yet to be announced by the Central government. The coin will be shaped as 12-edged polygon. Design will denote the agrarian culture of India. 'Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar', 'Satyameva Jayate' and 'Bharat' on coin. Design of grains to denote farm dominance in country

Besides, new series of one, two, five and ten rupees coins too would be minted, which will be circular in design and have denominations written in Hindi script.

The exact date of issuance of these new series coins is yet to be announced.

The Rs 20 coin will weigh 8.54 gm and its outside diameter will be 27mm with the outer ring made of nickel silver and the centre piece of Nickel brass, a finance ministry notification said.

The face of the new Rs 20 coin shall bear the 'Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar' with 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below. The left periphery will have the word 'Bharat' in Hindi and the right periphery will have the word 'India' in English.

The reverse side of the coin would have the denominational value '20' in the international numerals along with the Rupee symbol.