Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ten Rupees (Rs 10) Coins of India

Indian coins have a great variety and denomination thus an attraction for the coins lover all over the world. The largest denomination in circulated coin is still Rs. 10. 

Many of us were fancied when the government issue this coin - the reason may be its high value or the bi-metallic design; the first lot of the coins went into the lockers and only in 2008 many of us had the chance to view these coins.

But do you know before these bi-metallic coins, the government had already released 3 circulated coins of the value and those having a large amount of the precious metal - SILVER.

Here is a quick preview of the coins issues so far in circulated categories - 

Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Issue 1969 - 15 gms - (80% Silver)

 Food for All (F.A.O. Series) 1970 - 15 gms - (80% Silver)

25th Anniversary of Independence 1972 - 22.5 gms - (50% Silver)
Cross Depicting Unity in Diversity 2005-2006-2007 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)
Information Technology Theme 2008-2009-2010 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)

Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary 2010 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)
Platinum Jubilee of RBI 2010 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)

New India Rupee Symbol 2011-2012 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)

60 Years of the Parliament of India 2012 (Bi-Metal Nickel-Bronze)