150 th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Silver Coin of 40 grams in 999 Purity
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Commemorative Coins :
India Government Mint, Mumbai also manufactures commemorative coins apart from
manufacturing circulation coins. These coins are issued to commemorate events of historical
and social importance and to celebrate various accomplishments of public and private
organizations. India Government Mint, Mumbai has been releasing commemorative coins since
1964. The commemorative coins issued by the Mint are of very high quality and have a great
demand among coin collectors and numismatists.
Commemorative coins are of two types
Proof coins are the high quality commemorative coins which have a frozen effect on the surface
design of the coin with a mirror finish. These coins are marked with the symbol ‘M’ to indicate
that they are manufactured at Mumbai Mint. These coins are sold at a premium price as they
are manufactured with high quality standards and have high numismatic value.
Uncirculated coins are the high quality commemorative coins which have mirror finish on the
surface but without any frozen effect on the design. These coins are marked with a diamond
symbol to indicate they are stamped at Mumbai Mint. The uncirculated coins are also sold at
premium but they are priced a little lower than the proof coins.
In 1964 production of commemorative coins was started. The first commemorative coin was in
the memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
150 th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-2019)
The life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is a story of heroic effort to establish the values at
Truth and Non-voilence in human life. In pursuing this objective, Gandhiji became a Mahatma
from a mere ‘Monya’. He became a messenger for the people of the world surrounded by fire of
violence in the twentieth century. He also became ‘The Father of the Nation’. He saved India and
Britain from mutual hate and revenge by resorting to the experiment of Truth and Non-violence
in India’s struggle for freedom. This created an atmosphere which made it possible for other
countries of Asia and Africa to free themselves without bloodshed from the hold of the
European countries which had subdued them in the nineteenth century.
In South Africa it was the Railway Ticket Collector who paved the way for the birth of a
Satyagrahi and in India it was a poor peasant from Champaran, Rajkumar Shukla, who provided
him a platform to test the power of Satyagraha on the Indian soil. His campaign in favour of the
non-co-operation movement brought about another change which identified his outward
appearance with that of the humblest and lowliest of the land and he stuck to the loin cloth till
he departed with the name of God on his lips.