Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 will soon be issued to commemorate the birth centenary of the late chief minister MG Ramachandran of Tamil Nadu.
“The coins of the denominations (Rs 100 and Rs 5) shall also be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the central government to commemorate the occasion of MG Ramachandran birth centenary,” the finance ministry said in a gazette notification.
The Rs 100 coin will be 44 millimetres in diameter. It will have a metal composition of silver (50%), copper (40%), nickel (5%) and zinc (5%). On the front, it will bear the “Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar” in the center with “Satyamev Jayate” inscribed below on it in Devanagari script. The Rs 100 coin will also bear the rupee symbol and denominational value “100”.
On the back side, the portrait of MGR will be in the center and it will weight 35 grams.
The new Rs 5 coins will be 23 millimetres in diameter. It will weigh 6 grams and the metal composition of the Rs 5 coin will be Copper (75%), zinc (20%) and nickel (5%).