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India 5 Rupees 1975-2002

Item Code: IN-80P

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. Seal of the Reserve

Bank of India depicting a tiger and a palm tree. Reverse: Agriculture of India: Farmer tilling a field with a tractor. Sunsetting.
Watermark: Lion Capital of Asoka Pillar surrounded by six Ashoka Chakra Wheels. Artist: Unknown. Engraver: Unknown.
Main colour: Green.
Signature: R. N. Malhotra (Governor, 4th of February 1985 to 22nd of December 1990). Issuer: Reserve
Bank of India. Date of Issue: 11th April 1986. Withdrawn: N/a. Legal tender: No. Material: Cotton paper.
Printer: Security
Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
 

 
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Dimensions: 118 x 63 mm
 

National Emblem of India

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.

 

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

 
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