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India 2 Rupees (1985-90)

Item Code: IN-53A

Obverse: 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. Reverse: Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) or (Panthera tigris bengalensis). Watermark: Lion
Capital of Asoka Pillar. Signature: R. N. Malhotra (Governor, 4th of February 1985 to 22nd of December 1990).
Date of Issue: 11th April 1986. Printer:
Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
 

 
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Original Size: 107 x 63 mm
 

Texts: Reserve Bank of India; Guaranteed by the Central Government; I promise to pay the bearer
the sum of Two Rupees.

 

Remarks: Production of 2 Rupee banknote denomination was discontinued in February 1995.
*/ "Satyameva Jayate" (Sanskrit: "Truth Alone Triumphs") is the national motto of India.
It is inscribed in Devanagari script at the base of the national emblem.

 
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