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Government is now all set to issue India’s 20 Rupee coins as well.
What Is It?
This is a first for a coin with the denomination of 20 in the country. It will be two-toned and of 27 mm just like the 10 rupee coin.
But, unlike all the other coins, the 20 rupee coin will not be circular. Instead, it will be shaped as a dodecagon which is a 12 edged polygon.
The coin has been designed by the National School of Design. It will bear the Pillar of Ashoka undersigned as ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Hindi as well as be inscribed with ‘Bharat’ and ‘India’ on both sides.
Moreover, new coins will be issued for all other denominations as well such as rupee 1, 2, 5 and 10 although old coins can also be used as legal tender. Plus, the new 10 rupee coin aids the visually impaired by enabling a 100 serrations on one side.
Isn’t that cool! What do you think?