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Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi


The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on 2nd October 1869 in the princely state of Porbandar, which is located in modern-day Gujarat. Just like Independence Day and Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays of India. Also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence, Gandhi Jayanti or the Birth Anniversary of this remarkable person is a cause for celebration and is commemorated in many ways in India as well as throughout the world.

To commemorate the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi, four commemorative coins were issued on 3rd October year 1969. the coins were issued with the denominations of 20 Pise, 50 Paise, 1 Rupee and 10 Rupees.

The obverse of the coins depicts the Ashoka Lion Capital. The denomination can be seen at the bottom with a mint mark below. The obverse is inscribed with "Bharat" in Devanagari and "India" in Roman at the top and "Rupaye" in Devanagari and "Rupees" in Roman with the denomination Numeral between below the Emblem.

The reverse of the coins features Left Facing Bust of Mahatama Gandhi with the inscription "MAHATMA GANDHI "in Devanagari and Roman around along With the years 1869-1969 at the bottom.

PS: 1) The coins were issued at multiple mints such as Calcutta, Mumbai, and Hyderabad (in the case of 20 Paise).
2)Proof set and UNC set have also been issued.
3)The coins were issued in multiple metals such as Aluminum Bronze (20 Paise), Nickel (50 Paise and 1 Rupee) and Silver Alloy (10 Rupees)

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