India, the birthplace of the physical, spiritual and mental practice
known as yoga, is honoring the subject with a circulating
The 10-rupee coin marks the 2015 International Day of Yoga. The first celebration
of the special day assigned to June 21 was conducted in 2015, after a
December 2014 declaration from the United Nations’ General
Assembly named the date.
The Reserve Bank of India confirms the coin will be issued, but not
yet released images. Descriptions here are taken from the bank’s announcement.
The obverse of the coin bears the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in
the center with legends inscribed below. The denomination, rupee
symbol and nation’s name also appear.
The reverse of the coin bears the International Day of Yoga logo,
with an inscription YOGA FOR HARMONY AND PEACE around the logo and
design. The date 21 JUNE will appear below the logo.
The 10-rupee coin is a ringed-bimetallic issue with an
aluminum-bronze ring and a copper-nickel core. The coin weighs 7.71
grams and measures 27 millimeters in diameter.
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