On May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the new Parliament building. To commemorate the event, the Ministry of Finance has announced the launch of a Rs 75 coin.
Here is all the information you need to know about the coin before it is unveiled on May 28.
The coin will have 200 serrations and a diameter of 44 millimetres, according to the notification. The coin will be made out of 50% silver, 40% copper, and 5% each of zinc and nickel as its constituent parts.
The Rs 75 coin, which weighs about 35 grammes, will commemorate India’s 75th year of independence and feature inscriptions marking the opening of the new Parliament building.
The front side of the coin will bear an insciription of the Lion Capitol of the Ashoka Pillar in the centre, with the words ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Devnagri script inscribed below it. The front side will also bear the words ‘Bharat’ in Devnagri script on the left periphery and ‘India’ in English on the right periphery, and will feature the ‘₹’ symbol and the denomination value of ’75’ below the Lion Capital.
The reverse side of the coin, meanwhile, will bear the inscription ‘Sansad Sankul’ in Devnagri script on its upper periphery and the words ‘Parliament Complex’ in English on the lower periphery. The year ‘2023’ will also be inscribed below the English inscription on the reverse side of the coin
Despite these facts, a picture or model of the coin has not yet been made public, and it is anticipated that the public will be given access to the final design on the day the new Parliament building is dedicated.