These coins, issued in the memory of great men, are similar to ordinary coins, but being special, their value is more than other coins in circulation.
125 Rupee Coin: Prime Minister Modi will release a special commemorative coin on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Swami Prabhupada.
How to Purchase 125 Rupee Coin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will issue a special commemorative coin of Rs 125 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Shri Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is the founder of ISKCON and considered the originator of Hare Krishna Bhakti movement. He will also address the people through video conferencing.
Swamiji established more than 100 temples and has written many books showing the path of Bhakti Yoga to the world. ISKCON has played an important role in the spread of Vedic literature. It was ISKCON who translated the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and other Vedic literature into 89 languages, which became popular all over the world.
However, if we talk about the 125 rupee coin, then it will be attractive in appearance. It will have the National Emblem Ashoka Pillar with Rs 125 printed on one side and the picture of Swami Prabhupada embossed on the other side.
Commemorative coins have already been issued
Such commemorative coins have been issued in the past as well. Earlier this year, on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the government had issued a coin of Rs 125. The government issues such coins as a memento. At the same time, earlier on 9 October 2019, on the 125th birth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda, the famous yogi and founder of Yogada Satsang Society of India and Self-Realization Fellowship, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released a commemorative coin of Rs 125. Paramahansa Yogananda is known as the ‘father of yoga’ in western countries.
How are these commemorative coins made?
These coins, issued in the memory of great men, are similar to ordinary coins, but being special, their value is more than other coins in circulation. People fond of collecting coins, people who believe in great men or even common people want to save these coins. Such people can buy coins at the price fixed by the Reserve Bank.
Where and how can I buy coins?
If you want to buy this coin then you can book it. The Government of India Mint Offices in Mumbai and Kolkata of RBI issue such special edition coins and commemorative coins. These come under the Securities Printing and Currency Manufacturing Corporation of India Limited.
To get these coins, an application has to be made on the website of the corporation. For this registration is necessary. Only registered customers can apply for memory coins. You can also register for such coins on the RBI website.
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