Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two Sides Of Two New Coins

I remember I was thrilled and fascinated when the then-new 5 rupee coin was launched some 15 years back. I got my first one as return change from an egg seller, and didn't return that to my mother along with the eggs!

Yesterday was another such day when I got not one, but two brand new coins (at least for me!). A seen-for-the-first-time 10 Rupee coin, which looks suspiciously close to the Euro, and a thinner, smaller and golden 5 Rupee coin.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me proudly present the new coins to you, both sides of the same.





P.S: 5 Rupee coin courtesy a meat shop in Gurgaon, and the 10 rupee coin was provided by my sister in law.

7 comments:

maxdavinci said...

the 10rs coin look so dubious. You sure you didn't mint it yourself?

Suhel Banerjee said...

Ha ha, no I didn't! In fact I learned today that they have been in circulation for sometime now - http://www.careers-india.com/2009/04/14/govt-of-india-releases-new-10-rupee-coin/

Aniruddha Biswas said...

I had read about the 10 rupee coin on the net and thought it to be some sort of hoax. Did you try buying anything using the coin ? :)

Suhel Banerjee said...

I would rather live in my apparent illusion that it is fine than try buying things with it! A rare case where the perceived value is higher than the intrinsic value of money!

Nags said...

ohhh didnt know this! cute :)

Suhel Banerjee said...

@Nags - Next time you are in India you can shop with these:)

pritesh said...

Good coin, i m finding gold more incert in this coin. New addition.

Pritesh
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