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Monday, June 24, 2013

New Commemorative Coin
‘150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’

Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January, 1863. He was disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was the founder of Ramakrishna Mission. He introduced Vedanta and Yoga to Western World. He attended the Parliament of world Religions which was held in Chicago in 1893 and gave his famous speech. He breathed his last on 4th July 1902.

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda , India issued this 5 rupees commemorative coin on 12th January, 2013, for general circulation. On this occasion, another coin, in the denomination of 150 rupees, was issued as proof / uncirculated specimen.

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee released special commemorative coin set of Rs. 150 & Rs. 5 to commemorate the ‘150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’ on 12th Jan. 2013. Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA, Shri A.K. Antony, Minister of Defence & Chairman NIC, Shri P. Chidambaram, Minister of Finance, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and IT, Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Minister of Culture and Swami Suhitananda, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math was also present at the function organized at the Rashtrapati Bhawan auditorium.

Coin Details:

 Mint : I.G.Mint, Kolkata

Denomination : Rs. 150

Metal: Quaternary alloy

Weight: 35 gms

Diameter: 44 mm

Shape : Circular

Edge : Milled (200 Serrations)

Denomination : Rs. 5

Metal: Nickel Brass

Weight: 6 gms

Diameter: 23 mm

Shape :  Circular

Edge : Milled (100 Serrations)

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