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Last Updated: April 12, 2009  1,076 views

India’s First Bimetallic Rupees 10 Coin

in: India

10 rupee-coin.JPGSo RBI is ready to issue the much awaited bimetallic 10 Rupee coin for circulation.The coin looks cool and light-weight. The obverse side has the lion symbol with numeral 10 and year of manufacture. On reverse side, a double line cross with a dot in each pellet of cross and denomination written in Hindi and English around. This design has been prepared by design experts at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The outer side metal is Nickel-Bronze and the inner side metal is Ferrous Steel. The weight of the coin would be 8 grams and the diameter would be 28 mm. A recent press release from Reserve Bank of India mentioned that there will be two themes of Rupees 10 coins, 1) Unity in Diversity and 2) Connectivity and Information technology

Details of 10 Rupees Coin

  • Metal : Outer Ring – Aluminum and Bronze , Inner Part : Nickel and Copper
  • Denomination : Rupees 10 /-
  • Weight : 7.71 gms
  • Diameter(Outer) : 27 mm
  • Theme : Unity in Diversity
  • Year : 2006 as on Coin
  • Obverse : Ashoka’s Lion Capitol and Denomination(in Figures) in Center , Year 2006 below it.
  • Reverse : Cross and Denomination in Words

  • 1

    The design looks cool.

    Chris on April 14th, 2009
  • 2

    Looks good, but too many coins to carry, i prefer notes

    Arvind Leo Pereira on April 20th, 2009
  • 3

    I already have dozens of them !!

    Harshit Singhal on August 17th, 2010