Tuesday, July 2, 2013

150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda - Rs. 5 & 150 Coins released.

This year on 12th January 2013, the Reserve Bank of India released a set of two coins on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. 

The denominations issued were of 5 rupees commemorative coin for general circulation. While the other was of the denomination of 150 rupees which was issued as proof or UNC (Un-circulated) coin. (The UNC coins are coins which are released for the collectors and not for general circulations. The respective mints generally issues advertisements for the public to order these issues in advance. So, these coins are usually shipped by the mints to the customers who have ordered with the right procedures.) Once the offer is closed, they can only be found from the novelty shops or sellers who deals with coins but certainly for a much higher prices.

I have still not got the coin for my collection. So unable to provide with the Rs.5 coins image.