Issue of Rs.5 coins to commemorate the occasion of “150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda”
The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.
Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazettes of the Government of India, dated September 28, 2011 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs-
- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- part II-Section 3-sub-section (i)-Issue No.541
- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- part II-Section 3-sub-section (ii)-Issue No.1859
The same can be accessed on the following link-
http://egazette.nic.in>search gazette>advanced search
These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.
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