Ministry : Reserve Bank of India

Department/Board : RBI

Press Release No. : 2015-2016/577

Date : 03.09.2015

RBI to issue Rs. 5 Coins to commemorate "Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965".

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation ` 5 coins minted by the Government of India to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak war 1965.

The design of the coins has:

On the obverse: The Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend "LkR;eso t;rs" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "Hkkjr" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery with the word "INDIA" in English. It will also bear the Rupee symbol " ` " and denominational value "5" in the international numerals below the Lion Capital.

On the reverse: The 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 "ohjrk ,oa cfynku" 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.

The inscription "1965 Lkkefjd vfHk;ku dk Lo.kZ t;arh oOZ " in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "GOLDEN JUBILEE 1965 OPERATIONS" in English on the lower periphery will also be written on this face of the coin.

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.

Alpana Killawala
Principal Chief General Manager