The Government has launched first ever ₹20 coin which will be shaped like a 12-edged polygon with design of grains to denote farm dominance in the country. Besides, new series of one, two, five and ten rupees coins too would be minted, which will be circular in design and have denominations written in Hindi script.
The ₹20 coin will weigh 8.54 gm and its outside diameter will be 27mm with the outer ring made of nickel silver and the centre piece of Nickel brass.
The face of the new ₹20 coin shall bear the ‘Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar’ with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below. The left periphery will have the word ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and the right periphery will have the word ‘India’ in English. The reverse side of the coin would have the denominational value ‘20’ in the international numerals along with the Rupee symbol. The design of grains depicting the agricultural dominance of the country is flanked on the left periphery of the coin. The year of minting in international numerals shall be shown on centre of left periphery of the coin.