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PM Modi Releases New Series Of Visually Impaired Friendly Coins, Rolls Out Rs 20 Twelve Edged Coin

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| March 7 , 2019 , 13:33 IST

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, released the new series of visually impaired friendly circulation coins, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10, and Rs.20 are the various denominations of coins released as part of the new series. For the first time, the government announced a new Rs 20 coin which will be shaped like a 12-edged polygon (dodecagon).

The coins were released at a function hosted at Lok Kalyan Marg, where visually impaired children were specially invited.

Releasing the new series, Prime Minister said that the Union Government is guided by the vision of reaching the last mile and the last person. He said the new series of coins have been designed and released keeping that vision in mind.

He further thanked the National Institute of Design for the design, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited and the Ministry of Finance for the introduction of new coins. During the interaction with the Prime Minister, the children thanked the PM Modi for introducing the new series of coins. They added that these coins will greatly ease their daily routine.

The announcement for the new coin comes nearly ten years after the first 10-rupee coin was issued in March 2009. There have been 13 iterations of the coin since then.

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While these iterations often lead to confusion among the public, the central bank issued a clarification last year saying that all 14 kinds of coins continue to be legal tender.