New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will be circulating Rs 5 coins to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. “The coins will be legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender,” RBI said in a release on Thursday.
The new coin coin will bear lion capital of Ashoka Pillar in the obverse and in the centre with Satyamev Jayate inscribed below it. On the reverse it will bear image of ‘Amar Jawan’ monument along with the design of olive leaves branch on its left and right sides at the center, with the inscription “veerata aur balidan” in Devnagri script on the left upper periphery and “VALOUR AND SACRIFICE” in English on the right upper periphery.
The year “2015” is written below the image of the monument. “GOLDEN JUBILEE 1965 OPERATIONS” in English on the lower periphery will also be written on this face of the coin.