Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation new Ferritic Stainless
Steel Coins of Rs.5 with the theme 'UNITY IN DIVERSITY'.The
coins shall conform to the following dimensions, designs and compositions, namely
Circular : 23Millimetres
with security edges
Stainless Steel Iron - 82%Chromium - 18%
: This face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with
the legend ';mel³ecesJe pe³eles';
inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word ';Yeejle';
in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word `India' in English.
It shall also bear the denominational value '5' in International Numerals flanked
on the left lower periphery with the word ';ªheS';
in Hindi and right lower periphery with the word 'RUPEES' in English.
: This face of the coin contains the visuals showing stylised representation
of 'Unity in Diversity' a defining characteristic of our country. The symbol shall
be seen as four heads sharing a common body. It shall be thought of as people
from all four parts of the country coming together under one banner and identifying
with one nation. The visual code helps the user connect the visual with an individual
denomination, which makes the process of identification quicker.
Edge for 5 Rupees
edge of the coin shall be security edge on periphery. At the centre of the edge
there is a shallow groove with a design inside the two sections separated by blank
spaces. This design consists of a chain of beads in relief and each bead being
followed by one inclined line in relief. There are a total 30 lines and 30 beads.
coin is a legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act, 1906. The existing Five
Rupees Coins in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender.