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Narendra Modi unveils visually impaired friendly coins. Find out the details here

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a new series of coins, friendly to the visually impaired.

Narendra Modi unveils visually impaired friendly coins. Find out the details here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a new series of visually impaired friendly coins. The coins are in the denomination of Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20. Modi released the coin at a function where visually impaired children were present.
"The new circulation coins with various differentiating features, will greatly aid the visually impaired. The new series of coins will facilitate the visually impaired, and will instill them with confidence" Modi said.
He also said that the government was sensitive to make every initiative divyang friendly.
Various new features have been incorporated in the new series of circulation coins to make it more easy for the visually impaired to use them, the government said in a release.
It is the first-ever coin offering in Rs 20 denomination and has been created in the shape of a 12-edged polygon with a design of grains to denote farm dominance of the nation. The rest of the denominations would be of round shape.
The Rs 20 coin will weigh 8.54 gm and its outside diameter will be 27 mm with the outer ring made of nickel silver and the centre piece of Nickel brass, a finance ministry notification said.
The face of the new Rs 20 coin shall bear the 'Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar' with 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below. The left periphery will have the word 'Bharat' in Hindi and the right periphery will have the word 'India' in English.
The reverse side of the coin would have the denominational value '20' in the international numerals along with the Rupee symbol.
According to the notification, the new Rs 10 coin will have an outside diameter of 27 mm and weigh 7.74 gm, while the Rs 5 coin will have a diameter of 25 mm and weight of 6.74 gm.
The new series one rupee and two rupees coin will weigh 3.09 gm and 4.07 gm, while the diameter would be 20 mm and 23 mm respectively.
The face of all these coins shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word 'Bharat' in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word 'India" in English.
As per Coinage Act, 1906, the government of India has the sole right to mint coins and the responsibility for coinage vests with the government. The designing and minting of coins in various denominations is also the responsibility of the government.
Coins are minted at the four India government mints at Mumbai, Alipore (Kolkata), Saifabad (Hyderabad), Cherlapally (Hyderabad) and Noida (UP).
The coins are issued for circulation only through the Reserve Bank in terms of the RBI Act.
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