Government announces 12 edged new Rs 20 coin, to be rolled out soon


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New Delhi, (7/3/2019): The government announced a new Rs 20 coin, which will be in the shape of a 12-edged polygon.

The Ministry of Finance in a notification released on Wednesday listed a few characteristics of the new coin set to be rolled out soon.

The new coin will be similar to the 10 rupee coin in certain aspects – it will also be a two-toned coin with a 27 millimetres diameter.

The outer ring of Rs 20 coin will be 65 percent copper, 15 percent zinc and 20 per nickel, the inner disc will be 75 percent copper, 20 percent zinc and five percent nickel.

The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend “Satyamev 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.

However, unlike the circular 10-rupee coin, the Rs 20 coin will not have any marks on its edges.

The government is also set to release the new series of prototypes of the Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins soon.

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