Every time a new coin or note becomes a legal tender, the excitement to have the first look and feel escalates. Here comes another one to extend further the coin family of Rupee. And we unveil this new addition to the Indian currency!
This time around on the eve of Christmas, Rs. 100 coin came into being. A tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the coin bears his portrait on a face and the national emblem on the other. Vajpayee passed away earlier this year in August. December 25, 2018 also marks as the 94th birth anniversary on Vajpayee.
The face carrying the national emblem also has ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in Devanagari script inscribed below it. Whereas, the word Bharat in Devanagari and India in Roman script feature on the left and right of the coin.
A Bharat Ratna awardee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name is written in both Hindi and English along with his birth and death years inscribed on it. The country also celebrates his b’day as good governance day. PM Modi, while releasing the coin, lauded Vajpayee as among the best orators our nation has ever produced.
Let us know the looks of the coin more closely. The new Rs. 100 coin is an alloy of silver, copper, nickel and zinc. Presumably, to keep it distinct from the family of coins, the latest coin has a different colour altogether. The first look depicts the coin chiefly has a brown tinge with the numbers, texts and Vajpayee portrait encrypted steely hue.
While it should take a sometime for the coin to travel from the mint to the market, the expectations are certainly huge. We hope for the best and anticipate a lot of worries of currency notes would be washed away with this.
The coin will surely lighten your wallets…. albeit in the right way, and we are totally gung ho about it! A yay…. for sure!