PM Modi released ₹100 commemorative coin in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
- The coin has been released on a day ahead of Atal Bihari’s birth anniversary which is on December 25.
- The coin has been released in a tribute to Vajpayee and will not be available for the use of a common man. Nor will it be available to the people.
- Bharat Ratna Vajpayee’s anniversary will be celebrated tomorrow as Good Governance Day.
Salient features of the coin:
- One side of the coin will have a portrait of Vajpayee with his name inscribed in the Devanagari script as well as English.
- The bottom of the image will have years 1924 and 2018 – his birth and death years inscribed.
- The Rs 100 coin is made up of silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), nickel (5 percent) and zinc (5 percent)
- The coin will weigh 135 grams
- It shall bear the Ashoka Pillar Lion Capital in the centre with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below in the Devanagari script on the other side.
- Left periphery will have ‘Bharat’ inscribed in Devanagari while the right side will have ‘India’ inscribed in English language.
In November, the government had also announced that it will release a Rs 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.