Since 8th November 2016, we Indians saw ban and change in the currencies quite often.
The latest addition to it is the latest ₹100 Coin which features former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away a few months ago. The introduction of the new coin comes as the commemoration of good deeds by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Current PM Narendra Modi in an event released the ₹100 Coin. Senior BJP leaders, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and senior leader Lal Krishna Advani, were also present at the event.
“Atal Ji wanted democracy to be supreme. He built the Jana Sangh. But, when the time came to rescue our democracy he and others went to Janata Party. Likewise, when the choice was between remaining in power or comprising on ideology, he left Janata Party and formed the BJP,” the prime minister said while addressing the media during the event.
Features of the Coin:
– One side of the coin features former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with his name inscribed in it. The bottom of the coin has his birth and death dates written.
– The other side of the coin features the Ashoka Pillar Lion Capital with ‘Satyamev Jayate’ inscribed at its bottom. It also has ‘India’ carved in English and ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari.
– The Rs 100 coin is made up of four metals including silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), zinc (5 per cent), and nickel (5 per cent) and weighs around 135 grams.
This coin will be the highest denomination in the form of a coin.