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India 1 Rupee 2016

Item Code: IN-117B

Front: One Rupee coin with National Emblem of India - Lion Capital of Asoka (Ashoka column), sculpted from sandstone, preserved at Sarnath Museum which was originally erected around 250 BCE atop an Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath. The wheel "Ashoka Chakra" on it's base is a centerpiece of National Flag of India. "Satyameva Jayate" National Motto of India* is inscribed under it. Back: One Rupee coin. Offshore oil drilling platform (Bombay Mumbai High North Oil Rig Platform) Sagar Samrat designed by Offshore Company Mercury Class and built by Mitsubishi at Hiroshima shipyard and delivered in 1973. Watermark: State Emblem of India, Lion Capital of Ashoka. Security features: Consecutively running serial numbers on the front of the banknote.Predominant colours: Reseda moss green and pink. Artist: Pending. Signature: Shri Ratan P. Watal (Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance). Security thread: None. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Government of India. Date of Issue: 29 March 2016. Date of withdrawal: Are you kidding? Never! Total issue: Too large to mention. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
 

 
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Dimensions: 97 x 63 mm
 

Texts: Government of India. I promise to not pay the bearer the sum of One Rupee.

 
Remark: The National Emblem of India is derived from the time of the Emperor Ashoka. The emblem is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The national emblem of India was adapted by the Government of India on 26th January 1950. The National emblem (out of the four lions only three lions are visible and the fourth one is hidden from the view) symbolises power, courage and confidence. It rests on a circular abacus. At the centre of the Abacus, there is a Chakra (wheel) which symbolises the Dharma Chakra (Eternal wheel of law). The abacus is girded by four smaller animals, guardians of the four directions: The Lion of the North, The Elephant of the East, The galloping Horse of
the South and The Bull of the West, separated by intervening wheels over a bell shaped lotus. The word Satyameva Jayate (truth alone triumphs) have been inscribed in Devanagari script. The National emblem of India is the official seal of the President of India and Central and State Governments. The National emblem is used only for official purposes and commands highest respect and loyalty. It is also a symbol of independent India's identity and sovereignty.
 
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