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14 designs of Rs 10 coins you may accept without worries

Although some people know that the currency of Rs 10 is in circulation, shopkeepers in Manipur still have doubts about its validity

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Imphal: Despite regular explanations, clarifications and assurances from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), people of Manipur, especially small businessmen, do not accept coins of Rs 10. Although some people know that the currency of Rs 10 is in circulation, local vendors and shopkeepers still have doubts about its validity.

The general manager of the Imphal branch of the RBI, addressing this misconception, said, “Fourteen of the designs of these coins are genuine and they can be accepted without hesitation.”

14 designs of Rs 10 coins issued by RBI

  1. The newest Rs 10 coin released in June last year on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Ramchandra: Ashoka Pillar lions at the centre of the circle with the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below on the front face. On the rear face, a photograph of Shrimad Ramchandra at the centre and ‘1867’ and ‘1901’ inscribed around it.

  2. Coins of Rs 10 were issued in April 2017 on the completion of 125 years of the National Archives. There are the Ashoka Pillar lions at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ below on the front face. On the rear face, the picture of the National Archives building is at the centre, with ‘125 years’ inscribed below and the 125th year logo above the building.

  3. In June 2016, coins of Rs 10 were released to honour Swami Chinmayananda’s birth centenary. On the front face are the Ashoka Pillar lions engraved at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: A picture of ‘Swami Chinmayananda’ at the centre of the coin and the ‘2015’ inscribed below it.

  4. In January 2016, coins of Rs 10 were issued on the 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar. Front face: the Ashok column at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: A picture of Bhimrao Ambedkar at the centre and 2015 below it. The ‘birth centenary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’ is inscribed around.

  5. In the month of July 2015, coins of Rs 10 were issued on the International Yoga Day. Front face: Ashoka Pillar inscribed at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ below. Rear: The International Yoga Day logo inscribed at the centre and under the logo ‘21 June’.

  6. A special coin of Rs 10 was issued on 16 April 2015 on the occasion of 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s return from South Africa. Front face: the Ashoka pillar at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: two photographs and the and name of Mahatma Gandhi inscribed.

  7. A special Rs 10 coin released on the diamond jubilee (60th anniversary) of the Coir Board in July 2014. Front face: Ashok Pillar engraved at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: at the centre, the coir board logo with 1953-2013 inscribed. ‘60 years of the Coir Board on top.

  8. In August 2013, the Reserve Bank issued a special coin of Rs 10 to commemorate the completion of 25 years of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Front face: Ashoka Pillar lions engraved at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ below. Rear: Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board inscribed and a photo of the shrine.

  9. New coins of Rs 10 were issued in June 2012 after the completion of 60 years of Indian Parliament. Front face: Ashok Pillar engraved at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ below. Rear: at the centre, the picture of the Indian Parliament and the above ‘1952-2012’ inscribed. ‘60 Years of Parliament of India’ inscribed around.

  10. In July 2011, a new series of coins of Rs 10 was released. Front face: Ashok Pillar at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: 10 wings emerging outward, which show growth and connectivity. At the centre, the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below.

  11. In April 2010, coins of Rs 10 were issued when 75 years of RBI were completed. Front face: Asoka Column lions on the upper half and below it ‘10’ inscribed. ‘Bharat’ and ‘rupee’ written in Hindi and English along the circumference. Rear: at the centre of the coin, the logo of the Reserve Bank and its platinum birth anniversary. Inscribed below ‘1935-2010’.

  12. On the occasion of Homi Bhabha’s birth centenary, coins of Rs 10 were released in February 2010. Front face: Ashoka Pillar lions engraved at the centre and the rupee symbol and ‘10’ inscribed below. Rear: Homi Bhabha birth centenary inscribed along the circumference and a picture of Bhabha and the ‘2008-2009’ under it.

  13. In March 2009, coins of Rs 10 were released on the “Anekta men Ekta (Unity in Diversity)” theme. Front face: ‘Bharat’ inscribed above the Ashoka lions and ‘10’ marked on the right side. Rear: A special pattern showing unity in diversity. Two lines mutually perpendicular line with four points; ‘ten rupees’ along the circumference inscribed in Hindi and English.

  14. In 2009, a series of coins released on the theme of ‘Connectivity and Information Technology’. Front face: Two horizontal lines on the coin. At the centre, the Ashoka pillar lions and at the bottom ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed. The year of issuing of the coins under it Rear: at the centre of the coin, there is a big ‘10’ and 15 feathers going outwards. Inscription in Hindi and English.

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