The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation new coins of Rs.5/- (Nickel-Brass) issued by Government of India on the following theme: -
Shape and outside diameter
No. of serrations
Obverse : This face of the coin shall bear the ';Lion Capitol'; of Ashoka Pillar with the Legend ';सत्यमेव जयते'; inscribed below, flanked on the left upper periphery with the word ';भारत'; in Hindi and on the right upper periphery flanked with the word ';INDIA'; in English. There will be 52 beads on the periphery.
Reverse : This face of the coin shall bear the denominational value ';5'; in international numeral in the centre, below that shall be word ';RUPEES'; in English and the year in international numeral. On the top shall be the word ';रुपये'; in Hindi flanked on the left and right periphery a bunch of Lotus with leaf design. There shall be 52 beads on the periphery.
Serrations : There are 100 serrations on the edge of the coin.
The new Rupee Five coin is a legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906.
Press Release : 2008-2009/1793