Rs 5 coin to commemorate 150th anniversary of Malaviya: RBI

The Reserve Bank Friday said it will soon start circulating coins to commemorate the 150th anniversary of freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya.

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank Friday said it will soon start circulating coins to commemorate the 150th anniversary of freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya.

The coins of Rs 5 denomination have been minted by the Government and the central bank will soon be putting them into circulation, the RBI said in a notification.

The face of the coin shall bear the picture of the freedom fighter and also mention the years "1861-2011", it said.

The metal coins will have copper, nickel and zinc, and will be circular, having a circular diameter of 23 mm, the RBI said.

PTI

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