PM Narendra Modi released this morning a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died in August this year. The coin was released a day before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
One side of the coin features former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with his name and date of birth inscribed init. His dates of birth and death are written at the bottom of the coin.
The other side of the coinfeatures the Ashoka Pillar Lion Capital with ‘Satyamev Jayate’ inscribed at its bottom. This side also has ‘India’ carved in English while ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari.
The Rs 100 coin, which weighs around 135 grams, is made up of four metals, including silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), zinc (5 per cent), and nickel (5 per cent).