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Almost 10 years after the issue of the Rs. 10 Coin (released in March 2009), the Indian government is set to release a new Rs. 20 coin with One-Of-A-Kind Shape. In a recently released notification, the Finance Ministry has announced that the new coin will be shaped like a 12-edged polygon (dodecagon).
Unlike the circular 10-Rupee Coin, which is also 27 mm in diameter and has 100 serrations on its edge, the 20-rupee coin will not have any marks on its edge. But like the 10-rupee coin, it will be two-toned. While the outer ring will be 65 per cent copper, 15 per cent zinc and 20 per nickel, the inner disc will be 75 per cent copper, 20 per cent zinc and five percent nickel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released the new series of "visually impaired friendly circulation" coins (Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20). Except for the Rs 20 coin, the rest of the denominations will be round in shape. Here are the major highlights of the new Rs. 20 Coin.
- The face of the coin will bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "Satyamev Jayate" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "Bharat" in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word "INDIA" in English.