The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to launch a 100-rupee coin with an image of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee soon, said an official statement.
It will be a coin of the highest denomination in Indian history ever and it will be produced commemorating the memory of recently-deceased politician. The coin will weigh 35 grams and when it will come into circulation is yet to be announced.
As per the official statement, one side of the coin will have a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee with his name written below it in Devanagari and English. Beneath the name, 1924-2018 will be inscribed which marks his year of birth and death respectively. On the other side of the coin will be the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre and beneath it will be Satyameva Jayate inscribed in Devanagari script.
One the left side of the Ashoka Pillar, there will be Bharat written in Devanagari while on the right, there will be India in English. At the bottom of the backside will be the rupee symbol and the denominational value of 100.