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10 RUPEES CIRCULATING COMMEMORATIVE COINS OF INDIA

1969 – MAHATMA GANDHI CENTENARY COMMEMORATION:
On the occasion of birth centenary of M.K. Gandhi ( Mahatma Gandhi), the father of the nation, India issued this  10 rupees commemorative coin on 3rd October 1969. The other coins issued for general circulation in his memory, are in the denomination of 20 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 rupee.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1969
Weight – 15 gms
Metal composition – Silver Alloy ( Silver-80%+Cupper-20%)
Shape – Circular
Diameter – 34 mm
Edge – Milled
Obv --  The obverse of this coin shows the Ashokan lion and the value '10'  in International numerals  on the center . In English "INDIA" and "RUPEES"  appear  on the right periphery and in Hindi "Bharat" and "Rupaye" appear on the  left .
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of Gandhiji and legend “MAHATMA GANDHI” in both English and Hindi and “1869 -1948”— his years of birth and death.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 185


1970 --  FAO 25TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE (Lotus and Sun):
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organizatiom of the United Nations in 1970, India participated in the celebration by issuing this 10 rupees coin on 16th October, 1970. Another 20 paise coin was issued for general circulation, on the same occasion.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1970
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows a lotus in full bloom with water lines in the fore ground. It also shows a rising sun in the back ground and two ears of corns on either side. ‘1970’ – the year of issue appears just below the lotus. The legend ‘FOOD FOR ALL’ in English and ‘Sabke Liye Anna’; in Hindi, is inscribed in the bottom periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 186

All other specifications are the same as above.


1972 -- 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE COMMEMORATIVE:
India got its independence from the British rule on 15th August,1947. On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Independence, India issued this 10 rupees commemorative coin on 16th August 1972. On this occasion another coin in the denomination of 50 paise, was also issued for general circulation.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1972
Weight – 22.5 gms
Metal composition – Quaternary Alloy ( Silver- 50% + Cupper – 40% +Zinc – 5& + Nickel – 5%)
Shape – Circular
Diameter – 39 mm
Edge – Milled
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows  a young man and a woman carrying the National flag in the fore ground with the Parliament House in the back ground. The legend “25 Wi Swatantrya Jayanti” in Hindi and “1947-- 1972” – the 25 years of Independence, in English is shown on the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 187

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NOTE:
The Mumbai mint first issued this coin in Quaternary alloy. But due to rise in the price of Silver, the later issues from the Mumbai mint and issues from the Kolkata mint were in Cupro – Nickel alloy ( Cupper – 75%  + Nickel – 25%).

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2008- HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR COMMEMORATION:
Homi Jehangir Bhabha, FRS (30 October 190924 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist who played a major role in the development of the Indian atomic energy program and is considered to be the father of India's nuclear program. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 20 March 1941. In 1945, he founded and directed two major scientific institutions - the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)of India. In the 1950s, Bhabha represented India in International Atomic Energy Forums, and served as President of the United Nations Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy in Geneva, Switzerland in 1955. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 1954. He later served as the member of the Indian Cabinet's Scientific Advisory Committee and set up the Indian National Committee for Space Research with Vikram Sarabhai. On January 24, 1966, Bhabha died in a plane crash near Mont Blanc, while heading to Vienna, Austria to attend a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Advisory Committee. After his death, the Atomic Energy Establishment in Trombay was renamed as the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in his honour.

On the occasion of Birth Centenary Year of Homi Bhabha, India issued this 10 rupees commemorative coin on 29th September, 2009. On this occasion another coin in the denomination of 100 rupees, was also issued as proof / UNC.

Specifications
Year of issue – 2009
Weight –  7.71 gms
Metal composition – Bi-Metallic –
- Outer Ring (Aluminium Bronze) (Copper – 92% , Zinc - 6%, Nickel - 2%)
- Centre Piece  (Cupro Nickel) (Copper - 75% , Nickel - 25%)
Shape – Circular
Diameter – 27 mm
Edge – Plain
Obv -- The legend "Satyameva Jayate" appears below the Lion capital.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the image of "HOMI BHABHA" with inscription "Homi Bhabha Janma Satabdi Barsh " in Hindi, on the left periphery and in English "HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR" on the right periphery and the Years "2008-2009" below portrait of Homi Bhabha at the bottom.
Minted at – Mumbai, Noida
Km No - # 372

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Note: Though Bhabha was born on 30th October,1909 and his centenary year is 2009, the years on the coin reads 2008-2009 !!
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2010 -- RESERVE BANK OF INDIA PLATINUM JUBILEE COMMEMORATION ISSUE:
Details are the same as that of the 2 rupees RESERVE BANK OF INDIA PLATINUM JUBILEE COMMEMORATION issue.


Specifications
Year of issue – 2010
Rev – Same as that of the 2 rupees RESERVE BANK OF INDIA PLATINUM JUBILEE 
            coin.
Minted at – Noida
Km No - # 388

All other specifications are same as described above.


2012 - 60 YEARS OF THE PARLIAMENT OF INDIA (1952 - 2012 ) COMMEMORATION:
On the event of 60th Anniversary of functioning of  Indian Parliament, India has issued a 10 rupees commemorative coin on 13th May 12. The other coin issued in the denomination of  5 rupees is also issued on this occassion.


Specifications
Year of issue – 2012
Rev – The face of the coin  bears the image of the Parliament House in the Centre, with inscription "Bharat ki Sansad ke 60 Varsh" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "60 years of the Parliament of India" in English on the lower periphery. The year "1952-2012"  is inscribed above the image of the Parliament House.
Minted at – Mumbai, Noida
Km No - # 407

              All other specifications are same as described above.


 2012 – MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD, SILVER JUBILEE COMMEMORATION
Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi,Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.
The temple is near the town of Katra, in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most revered places of worship in India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometres from Katra. Approximately 8 million pilgrims visit the temple every year.

This 10 rupees commemorative coin was released on 31st January 2013 for general circulation.  On this occasion, another coin, in the denomination of 5 rupees, was also issued for general circulation.


Specifications
Year of issue – 2012
Rev – The reverse face of this coin shows the picture of "MATA VAISHNO DEVI" in the centre, with inscription " Shri mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD" in English on the lower periphery. The year "2012" is inscribed below the picture and words "SILVER JUBILEE" below the year. In her eight arms, she is holding a Sword, Trident, Chakra, Lotus, Mace, Conch Shell, Bow & Arrow etc and she is giving blessings with one hand.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida
Km No - # NA

All other specifications are same as described above.


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Finale:
  1. As I was unable to collect the names of issuing mints and the Km numbers of some recent commemorative coins, I have knowingly left those blank. Those will be filled up as soon as the correct information is available.
  2. To err is human. I can’t boast that this article is completely error free. If you find any error at any place, I will highly appreciate, if those are pointed out, by my readers.
  3. I have added the Km numbers of the coins discussed in this article. I hope this will help my overseas readers to identify the coins in their Km catalogue.
  4. Thank you very much for visiting this site.

Acknowlegements:
  1. I am very much thankful to my friend, Mr. C G Bhargav of Chennai, for his help in preparing this article. He has written a major portion of this article and also moderated the text.
  2. As most of the coins, issued in the year 2010, 2011 and 2012 are currently not available in circulation, I have down loaded some coin pictures from the Internet without obtaining the prior permission of the authors. I may please be excused for this unauthorized act of mine.
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33 comments:

  1. DEAR SIR,
    I M JAVED FROM MUMBAI, I HAVE LUMSUM SAME COLLECTION OF COIN, BUT NOW I AM GOING TO SALE BY ONLINE SO IF YOU DONT MIND, I WANT USE YOUR ARTICLE IN MY COIN DETAILS,
    THANKS & REGARDS
    JAVED

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    1. Dear Javed,

      I am looking for the Rs. 10 coin of 1969.

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  2. very nice collection...

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  3. Hai Dear

    Really very nice collection and good blog

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  4. wonderful collection :)

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  5. Really u did a GREAT thing....Its very interesting to know the best details of coins... even i m havin a huge collections but not aware of it.. thank u so much for such a excellent explore abt coins... Best wishes 4 ur future

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  6. very much helpful and useful information. your passion for coins can be observed. you can be a guiding light to so many.

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  7. Excellent. It has been a very good learning. Thanks for guiding and promoting the science.

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  8. hi,

    can you please let me know the total mintage of 5 rs INTERNATIONAL CROP SCIENCE CONGRESS 1996 how many vip sets and proof sets issued.

    ecofriendly.india@gmail.com

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  9. Nice info beekar, keep up the good work and pics.. since u mentioned u have got the medical science 5rs from the circulation, i am thankful for that specific piece of info since it makes me hopeful of getting one myself...
    regards
    Mumba from WOC.

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  10. hi everybody
    this is chaitanya, i cllected many of them but there are many more to collect.
    if u find please give me .this is asincire request.
    contact me:asmcchamp@gmail.com

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  11. rEALLY NICE, very very informative information those who wants to know what is what? milap bothra delhi

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  12. Excellent work and nice info. I really appreciate.

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    1. Many thanks to u, Ahmed Hussain.

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    2. Dear Mr Beekar,
      A small Correction in 50 paisa coin 1985 -- INDIRA GANDHI COMMEMORATIVE, In specification detail it has been mentioned year of issue as 1964 instead of 1985. Needs correction.

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  13. Many thanks to u Ahmed Hussain for pointing out this error in the text. This error has been corrected.

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  14. Hi,

    I have 2 suggestions:

    1)I would like you to add one more feather to your hat by incorporating the details of British India coins in the same pattern.

    2) Updates on sale of commemorative coins by mints.

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  15. Just wanna add some point that there is one i guess u missed

    300th anniversary of birth of Guru-Ta-Gaddi 2008 coin.

    Plz correct me if I am wrong

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    1. Dear Arun, the coins minted by Indian mints can be categorized as PROOF, UNC, NCLT (Non circulating legal tender), Regular coins for general circulation, commemoratives for circulation. If u look at the heading of this page, it is "CIRCULATING 10 RUPEES COMMEMORATIVE COINS OF INDIA". So in this page I've discussed about the circulating comm coins only. The "300th anniversary of birth of Guru-Ta-Gaddi 2008 coin", mentioned by u comes under the NCLT category, so intentionally left by me.

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  16. Sir
    I would like to buy some coins for a good price in bulk quantity.
    If u dont mind please help me.
    My contact no 9496812156.email id : jaisonkj_007@yahoo.com
    Regards
    Jaison

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  17. Hi Sir very nice article with all the relevent details.Have a small doubt. The weight of the 1969 10/- Mahatma Gandhi & 1970 Food for All - silver coins (80% silver content) are mentioned as 15 grams. But in some other sites it is mentioned as 25 grams. Could you please check out on the same - Regards, Vivek Kangavkar.

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  18. SIR I HAVE A 10 RUPEES OLD COIN I WANT TO KNOW IS IT REAL OR FAKE.

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  19. sir, there is one more commemorative coin in 2008 "Tri Centenary of gur-ta-gaddi". if this information is correct you can add this in your list

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  20. I got a ten rupees coin at Hyderabad to vijayawada toll gate be circulated, I have a doubt weather the coin is genuine or not because there is no year of print on the coin, contact george_william72@yahoo.com

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  21. Hello sir, if ur coin is a regular one and the date of issue is not seen, it may be greased die fill error coin.

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  22. 10 rs mata vashno devi shrine board is also a commervative 10 rs coin

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  23. in 10 Rupees Mata Vaishno Devi Coin Bombay ,Hyderabad & Noida mint are released

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  24. 10 Rupees of 2012 - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board - Silver Jubilee 2012

    Features
    Country India - Republic
    Year 2012
    Value 10 Rupees
    10 INR = 0.17 USD
    Metal Bi-Metallic Copper-nickel center in Aluminium-bronze ring
    Weight 8 g
    Diameter 27 mm
    Thickness 1.8 mm
    Shape Round
    Orientation Medal alignment

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  25. WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE TEN RS COIN..?

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  26. what is the price for ten rupees 25 th anniversary of independence coin?

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  27. Antique coins Collection worldwideApril 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Thanks for informations. All these were not known to me as a coins collector. I have page in the name of Antique coin collection worldwide. get time to see.

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