After the introduction of colourful notes, the BJP government of the centre has also launched a new coin of 20 rupees. This coin is different from the coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees. This coin is of 12 edged polygonal shapes, with an external diameter of 27 millimetres and 8.54 grams of weight. According to the report, 65 per cent of the coin’s outer ring is Copper, 15 percent zinc and Nickel is 20 percent. While 75 percent of copper in the inner ring, Zinc of 20 percent and 5 percent of Nickel is in the ring.
On the front side of the coin is made of Ashok pillar, under which ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is written, while INDIA is written in the right part. Apart from this, 20 rupees are written on the back of the coin. On the upper part of the coin, there is a sign of a rupee. Also, the grain mark is engraved on it. And yes, with the coin of 20 rupees, the government is issuing a new series of coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees. Earlier reserve bank of India issued a 10 rupee coin in 2009.
All these coins are in round shape. These coins are specially designed and prepared for visually impaired people. They will now recognize these coins very easily. Since the demonetization, the Reserve Bank of India issued several new types of notes of Rs.1, 10 rupees, 50 rupees, 100 rupees, 200 rupees, 500 rupees and even of Rs. two thousand. The government issued the notes for Rs 200 and Rs 2 thousand for the first time. In the same link, a coin of 20 rupees has also been issued for the first time. These coins will be released soon by the Reserve Bank. Earlier PM Modi had launched 100 rupees coin.
On the coin launching ceremony, PM Modi along with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released these newly designed coins. Interestingly, 10 years ago in March 2009, Reserve Bank of India issued the coins of 10 rupees. Since then, almost 13 times the designs of these coins have been changed, thereby spreading illusions among the public often. The public complains that some shopkeepers sometimes refuse to accept the coins of ten rupees as a counterfeit. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification that the validity of these 14 types of coins i.e. legal tender was issued. Coins have more life than the currency notes and they remain in for a long period of time.