PM released a commemorative Silver coin!

Nov 24, 2023

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in Sant Mirabai Janmotsav, a program to celebrate the 525th birth anniversary of Sant Mirabai in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Modi released a commemorative stamp and coin in honour of Sant Mira Bai.

According to Numismatics Collections, the metal composition of the Rs. 525 coin will consist of a Quaternary Alloy, comprising 50% Silver, 40% Copper and 5% Nickel, and 5% Zinc. The coin will weigh 35 grams and have a diameter of 44 mm, featuring 200 serrations along the edge. The coin’s description is as follows.

Obverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend satyamev jayate, inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word, Bharat -in Devanagari script and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol and denominational value, 525 -in the international numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse: This face of the coin shall bear the image of Saint Meera Bai in the center of the coin. The inscription “संत मीरा बाई की 525वीं जयंती” shall be written in Devanagari script on the upper periphery and the inscription “525th Birth Anniversary of Saint Meera Bai” in English shall be depicted on the lower periphery of the coin. The year “1498” on the left side and the year “2023” on the right side of the coin shall be written in international numeral.

The Prime Minister said that the 525th birth anniversary of Sant Mirabai is not merely a birth anniversary but “a celebration of the entire culture and tradition of love in India.” A celebration of the thought that considers Nar and Narayan, Jeev and Shiv, devotee and the god as one”.

The Prime Minister recalled that Mirabai came from the land of sacrifice and valour, Rajasthan!

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