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Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 28, 2012, 06:39:11 AM
Dear Friends

GOI is planning to issue new Commemorative Coins on the Silver Jubilee of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: वैष्णोदेवी मन्दिर) is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.

The temple is near the town of Katra, in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most revered places of worship in India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometres from Katra.Approximately 8 million pilgrims visit the temple every year and it is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Wikipedia on Mata Vaishno Devi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaishno_Devi)

Regards
Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on August 28, 2012, 06:46:37 AM
Any temptative design?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 28, 2012, 06:52:24 AM
Pls see the pic..
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mackie on August 28, 2012, 07:00:02 AM
Wow great news!! I think its the same design as on Vaishno Devi temple token.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on August 28, 2012, 07:05:17 AM
I think this is the same design which is on Vaisho Devi Prasad Tokens?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on August 28, 2012, 07:09:58 AM
On which denominations it will be commemorate? Not seen any Rs 1 or 2 since 2010? But lot of Rs. 5...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 28, 2012, 07:17:38 AM
It could be similar to the following designs
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 28, 2012, 07:57:25 AM
Great News!
Any inputs on which mint would be releasing this ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on August 28, 2012, 07:59:11 AM
Great News...Thanks for sharing this Kansal JI.
When this coin is expected?
vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on August 28, 2012, 08:25:15 AM
It could be similar to the following designs

kansal ji is it still 25 rs or have they changed that?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 28, 2012, 08:35:55 AM
Looks like Mumbai Mint with denominations of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 5 ... so if we buy 2 coins of Rs 10 and one of Rs 5 it will make it 25  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: srinath on August 28, 2012, 09:32:12 AM
Interesting but why only Mata Vaishno Devi shrine and why not Tirumala Venkateswara Temple?
also it would be better if they come up with a new design rather than the one which is already used on a token...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 28, 2012, 09:50:43 AM
As to why a particular theme is selected and not other is debatable ... there is no right answers ... and we don't want to get into the wrong answers  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mackie on August 28, 2012, 10:26:03 AM
To avoid any design related controversy in future may be the design was collected from the Vaishno Devi shrine board itself. :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on August 28, 2012, 10:27:53 AM
I would guess coin with such theme will hit the Indian market , both collectors /dealers will like to keep such coins.

Common man due to religious sentiments will also buy such coins for pooja & auspicious ceremony.

Clever move by GOI & Mints will make substantial profits (as every one would like to take UNC coins )

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on August 28, 2012, 01:17:42 PM
A 25 Rupees would have been more interesting... but this too is good.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 28, 2012, 02:12:07 PM
Rs 25 is also under consideration...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Patney on August 29, 2012, 05:53:09 AM
The circulating coin should be minted in large quantity otherwise this coin would ever be seen in circulation and be hoarded by people.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 29, 2012, 06:35:32 AM
Friends

We could see the first Rs 25 coin of the Republic India. Rs 5, 10 & 100 are fairly common. Recently GOI issued coins in denominations like Rs 75, Rs 150, Rs 1000.

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mackie on August 29, 2012, 07:53:38 AM
The circulating coin should be minted in large quantity otherwise this coin would ever be seen in circulation and be hoarded by people.

I personally feel that quantity doesn't matter..GOI has issued so many 10 rupee coins for circulation that too in large quantities but I dont see these 10 rs coins in circulation often. Though if you want a packet of any of these recently issued 10 rupee coins you can easily get it on ebay. So quantity doesn't matter - the more coins GOI issue, the more these dealers with hoard.  ::)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 05, 2012, 04:16:12 AM
The year is almost closing and we still haven't seen any Release Function on this ... although the celebrations are started way back and are nearing an end?

Any one has any info ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on November 05, 2012, 05:02:08 AM
Dear All

Just a updation today Mumbai mint would be getting the finalisation from RBI and it would be taken today or tommorrow to delhi for Launch and hope may be realised on the occasson "DIWALI"

News from reliable source RBI.

Hope to see Mata Veshonodevi coin release in November 12.

Today i will be confirming about the Picture "whether is shrine or Mata devi image.

Samir
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on November 05, 2012, 08:50:06 AM
One of our WOC friend said that they have dropped the idea of shrine and opted to Mata's image.
Even though i doubt that they will go for it.

Samir
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: repindia on November 06, 2012, 04:27:25 PM
The shrine design would be unfortunate but I can see why they would go for it and not the image of the goddess. It would have been best not to have this issue at all, but we will see once the design is released.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: akhedia on November 07, 2012, 05:53:10 AM
  It would have been best not to have this issue at all..............

Any specific reason for your wish of " not having this issue at all"
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on November 07, 2012, 03:17:02 PM
Any specific reason for your wish of " not having this issue at all"

yes it is not very polite to speak badly of god
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: repindia on November 07, 2012, 04:43:42 PM
yes it is not very polite to speak badly of god

These are the sentiments the mint is banking on for sales. Please note this is for the anniversary of the shrine board a very human committee and not for the temple or the goddess! I liked the design of the Thanjavur Temple but from what members are posting, this looks to be a rather plain two dimensional design which we can do without. One more mundane issue which we can do without but with the habit of buying all issues from the mint would need to order this.  :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on November 08, 2012, 09:12:44 AM
Earlier, GOI issued coins only on political and developmental themes (Mahatma Gandhi, Food For All, Save for Development etc).

Then they adopted socio-political-religious themes (Baseswar, Narayanguru etc)

The next step was purely religious themes like Bhagwan Mahavir, Thanjavur, Gur Ta Gaddi,  Saint Alphonsa etc..

Ideally, religious themes should be avoided. However since GOI has already issued numerous coins on religious subjects; there is no harm in issuing coins on Mata Vaishno Devi.

On a personal level, I welcome coins on Mata Vaishno Devi.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on November 08, 2012, 09:44:06 AM


On a personal level, I welcome coins on Mata Vaishno Devi.

thankfully the mint is run in accordance with your sentiments  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: numisin on November 08, 2012, 04:29:13 PM
a creative subject, but a bland design!!!
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mackie on November 08, 2012, 06:07:15 PM
Which coin will be out in circulation first, Kuka movement or Mata Vaishno devi?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on November 08, 2012, 07:57:56 PM
May Be Kuka Movement...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 09, 2012, 04:19:50 AM
We still have 60 Years of Kolkata Mint, this would come out first for circulation and booking
Followed by the Kuka Movement.
The Release function for Vaishno Devi is still not happened. Unless that happens, next things are not defined.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mackie on November 09, 2012, 09:53:44 AM
Thanks for reminding, Dheer. Forgot that the release ceremony of Vaishno Devi coin is still pending.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on December 02, 2012, 06:13:29 PM
Yes... it will have a Rs 25 coin...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on December 03, 2012, 01:19:45 PM
Great ! Any indications when we can expect the unveiling ceremony ?

whenever the godesss wishes
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on December 03, 2012, 03:38:30 PM
whenever the godesss wishes

Sentimental.

I do agree with you.


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on December 04, 2012, 05:08:29 AM
May be 2013 year comes with Mataji's Blessing

Samir
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on December 29, 2012, 03:18:44 PM
Did any of us already know about the Rs10 coin ??

I think we all knew about the Rs 5 and Rs 10, only Rs 25 or Rs 100 was the confusion, which kansalji confirmed long time back to be Rs 25/-
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on December 29, 2012, 03:20:16 PM
News from PK Saha


http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/news/vaishno-devi-shrine-to-mint-commemorative-coins/article4249292.ece/
 

PTI
Jammu, Dec 28:
The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has got a go-ahead from the Centre for the minting of non-circulation commemorative coins and two billion circulation coins of Rs 5 and Rs 10 denomination on the eve of the completion of 25 years by the board.

“To mark the silver jubilee of the SMVSB, the Government of India’s approval had been secured for the minting of non-circulation commemorative coins,” an official spokesman of Raj Bhawan said.


The news is not very clear ... does it mean that the board will go-ahead and mint the coin themselves?? [maybe use IG mint or some private mint] or it just means that the Govt has approved and it would be minted the regular way.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on December 29, 2012, 03:36:00 PM
The news is not very clear ... does it mean that the board will go-ahead and mint the coin themselves?? [maybe use IG mint or some private mint] or it just means that the Govt has approved and it would be minted the regular way.

dont worry it will be same as always.  now who can get me a vvip set for these coins. 
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on December 30, 2012, 03:41:06 AM
Friends there is no need to wait for the PTI News or Board Meeting of the Vaishno Devi Board.  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
I had already informed about the coins long time back.
The coins will be of Rs 5, Rs 10 & Rs 25.
They will NOT be minted by Shrine board or any private mint.
They will be minted by IG Mint.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Figleaf on December 30, 2012, 12:34:17 PM
Good point, paise. We'll have more categories next year. So many deserve to be mentioned...

Peter
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on December 30, 2012, 02:27:54 PM
I just scanned through the thread... It seems only 25 rupees was confirmed here...

I was aware of the denominations of Mata Vaishno Devi since a long time. I think I must have mentioned about them on some other forum ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on December 30, 2012, 06:16:44 PM
I was aware of the denominations of Mata Vaishno Devi since a long time. I think I must have mentioned about them on some other forum ...

don forget to drop one set at the temple
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on December 31, 2012, 05:09:55 AM
don forget to drop one set at the temple

He Ram!!
I am not like that Oracle bhai....
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on December 31, 2012, 11:42:45 AM
I think I must have mentioned about them on some other forum ...
गैरों पे करम अपनों पे सितम ये जाने वफ़ा ये जुल्म न कर
Malik ase julm na kare...bas aap ke confirmation ke liya yaha bahut log besabrise intazar karte hai aur app kehte hai ki dosre forum pe likha??Please future me ase na kijiye  ;)
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 01, 2013, 11:38:05 AM
वाह वाह क्या खूब कहा जनाब विवेक जी आपने.
मुझे पता नही था कि हमारे फोरम मे इतने अच्छे अच्छे शायर भी है.  :D  :D  :D
I am happy to know that there is at least one person who look forward to reading my posts.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: abhinumis on January 01, 2013, 01:10:34 PM
count me in too regarding reading ur posts!! I really forward to them Kansalji!
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on January 01, 2013, 01:48:50 PM
वाह वाह क्या खूब कहा जनाब विवेक जी आपने.
मुझे पता नही था कि हमारे फोरम मे इतने अच्छे अच्छे शायर भी है.  :D  :D  :D
I am happy to know that there is at least one person who look forward to reading my posts.
one person or one more person?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on January 01, 2013, 04:30:21 PM
I too

वाह वाह क्या खूब कहा जनाब विवेक जी आपने.
मुझे पता नही था कि हमारे फोरम मे इतने अच्छे अच्छे शायर भी है.  :D  :D  :D
I am happy to know that there is at least one person who look forward to reading my posts.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sicador on January 01, 2013, 05:27:17 PM
Me too... :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 22, 2013, 03:42:45 PM
Dear Friends

The Mata Vaishno Devi coin set can be released as soon as this month itself  :D  :D  :D  :D

Regards

Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 30, 2013, 02:19:53 AM
Dear Friends

We were eagerly waiting for the release of commemorative coins on Mata Vaishno Devi. The coins will be released tomorrow. The coins are in denomination of Rs5, Rs10 & Rs 25.

Stone carving done in 7th Century AD by Pallava Kings in the port city of Mahabalipuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Goddess can be seen riding a tiger and slaying demon king Mahisasur.

Regards
Sanjay Kansal

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_RnQxgN0kz0/UQh40TeZW9I/AAAAAAAAAS0/gvUMr9OcznM/s621/Durga-Mahisasura.jpg)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 30, 2013, 02:42:00 AM
The coins could depict the more modern form of Goddess astride her Tiger. In her eight arms, she hold different weapons like sword, trident, mace etc to fight evil forces.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BzaN5loNns0/UQh0itR5HBI/AAAAAAAAASs/5zhzwgKPMFw/s640/Durga-mata.jpg)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on January 30, 2013, 04:47:50 AM
Great news
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 30, 2013, 07:28:20 AM
Great news ... Sanjayji awaiting inputs on Mint release the coins, and pics from the release function
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on January 30, 2013, 07:37:52 AM
Or choosing the actual image or its representation on temple coins or the board whose Silver jubilee is being celebrated.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on January 30, 2013, 09:00:47 AM
Great news ... Sanjayji awaiting inputs on Mint release the coins, and pics from the release function

sanjayji is releasing the coins? 
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 30, 2013, 04:09:13 PM
Or choosing the actual image or its representation on temple coins or the board whose Silver jubilee is being celebrated.

To best of my knowledge, the coins will depict Maa Durgaa astride her tiger and holding weapons in her eight arms.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on January 30, 2013, 04:45:53 PM
I think the world will turn upside down if its not what Sanjay says it is

you mean the world is not upside down at the moment?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on January 30, 2013, 06:48:25 PM
when is this going to be released in general circulation.

Thanks,
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 31, 2013, 03:26:51 AM
It will be good 6 -7 months away ... there are still quite a few in the pipeline before this one see the light of the day
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on January 31, 2013, 01:21:22 PM
Manmohan to release coins on J&K shrine board silver jubilee
JAMMU, January 31, 2013

The Prime Minister will release two commemorative coins specially designed by the Reserve Bank of India — and which have great significance for Jammu and Kashmir — to mark the silver jubilee of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) in New Delhi on Thursday.

According to highly placed government sources, Dr. Manmohan Singh will release two coins, of Rs. 5 and Rs 10 denominations, which will have the embossing of the form of the revered Mata Vaishno Devi, who is believed to be the eldest deity among the six other Devi shrines between the Yamuna and the Chinab rivers in north India.

Governor Narender Nath Vohra, who functions as Chairman of the SMVDSB, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and members of the shrine board, besides the representatives from Ministry of Finance and RBI, are expected to attend the ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence. Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office as well as the J&K cadre IAS officers who have worked in the Finance Ministry confirmed to The Hindu that a coin with special relevance to Jammu and Kashmir was being released by the RBI for the first time. They said the Department of Posts and Telegraph had in the past released some postal stamps commemorative of places, persons and events in Jammu and Kashmir. Even a ship in the name of Habba Khatoon — a renowned icon of Kashmiri romantic poetry and wife of Kashmir’s last sovereign king Yousuf Shah Chak, who was dethroned by the Mughals in the 16th century — was launched on the Sea of Bengal around 30 years ago.

During the Governor’s rule in J&K, former Governor Jagmohan Malhotra had created the SMVDSB in August 1986 to manage the services and the round-the-year pilgrimage at the State’s arguably most revered Hindu shrine. Farooq Abdullah’s National Conference-led coalition government later ratified the Governor’s initiative through the Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1988. Under the provisions of the law, the Governor acts as Chairman and appoints not more than 10 persons as members of the board.

The main objective of the Act was to provide for better management and governance of the shrine and its endowments, including the appurtenant lands and buildings, previously managed by a private religious body.

With the offerings running into crores of rupees and quintals of gold, over ten million pilgrims pay their obeisance to the goddess of energy near Katra on the Shivalik mountain range in Reasi district of Jammu every year.

Source:the hindu (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/manmohan-to-release-coins-on-jk-shrine-board-silver-jubilee/article4363307.ece)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 31, 2013, 04:24:36 PM
Great ... waiting to see pictures
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 31, 2013, 04:39:39 PM
Till Sanjayji comes up with good images we will have to do with these

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-plrKOVWkMEA/UQqPkiHGKNI/AAAAAAAAG28/HkpxvX0mfmo/s640/2013-VaishnovDevi-l2013013145107.jpg)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: The Oracle on January 31, 2013, 05:04:05 PM
Till Sanjayji comes up with good images we will have to do with these

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-plrKOVWkMEA/UQqPkiHGKNI/AAAAAAAAG28/HkpxvX0mfmo/s640/2013-VaishnovDevi-l2013013145107.jpg)

2 questions where is sanjay ji and why cant we see him in that picture?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on February 01, 2013, 02:39:37 AM
Manmohan to release coins on J&K shrine board silver jubilee
JAMMU, January 31, 2013

According to highly placed government sources, Dr. Manmohan Singh will release two coins, of Rs. 5 and Rs 10 denominations, which will have the embossing of the form of the revered Mata Vaishno Devi,

The 'highly placed government sources' quoted by the newspaper were correct on one account (depiction of the Holy Deity on coins) but wrong on second account (denominations)  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;

My score seems to be better  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on February 02, 2013, 02:57:12 AM
Maa Vaishno Devi coins could have highest mintage amongst all coins issued by Government of India since 15 Aug 1947 (or possibly before 15 Aug 1947).

Normally, each commemorative coin has mintage of 20 million pieces.

I understand that 1 Billion pieces of each of Rs 5 & Rs 10 coins of Mata Vaishno Devi could be minted (1 piece for each Indian). This is 50 times the normal mintage of other commemorative coins. Thus total mintage could be 2 billion.  I found these numbers slightly un-believable.

I hope some bureaucrat has not made a mistake of zero and drawn the wrong conclusion that 100Million = 1 Billion. ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

I am not aware of mintage number of foreign coins, but Vaishno Devi coins could possibly have one of the highest mintage in world also.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on February 02, 2013, 03:37:40 PM
Few more photos of coin release ceremony.


(http://pmindia.gov.in/getdoc.php?id=7SFWIL92243.jpg)


(http://pmindia.gov.in/getdoc.php?id=25LVJ892223.jpg)

(http://pmindia.gov.in/getdoc.php?id=HF7BXD92213.jpg)

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on April 12, 2013, 01:15:46 PM
Does any one find the glimpse of coin design , how it looks like ?


Vasant Navratri festival  being celebrated  , may be RBI/GOI -Mints release  such coins for general public.


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on April 16, 2013, 03:34:13 PM
Does any one find the glimpse of coin design , how it looks like ?
Cheers ;D

Dear Aan
Some collectors are under the impression that coin will be similar to the logo of the Shrine Board or similar to the earlier tokens issued by the Shrine Board.
However this is not correct.
The coins depicts 'Sherawali Maata' astride her lion.
Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on April 16, 2013, 04:54:47 PM
Dear Aan
Some collectors are under the impression that coin will be similar to the logo of the Shrine Board or similar to the earlier tokens issued by the Shrine Board.
However this is not correct.
The coins depicts 'Sherawali Maata' astride her lion.
Regards
Sanjay

Dear Sanjay,

I got it  about design  &  further guessing  it will take at least 6-8 months to  have such coins in our hands.

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on April 16, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
Dear Aan
Some collectors are under the impression that coin will be similar to the logo of the Shrine Board or similar to the earlier tokens issued by the Shrine Board.
However this is not correct.
The coins depicts 'Sherawali Maata' astride her lion.
Regards
Sanjay

Sanjayji,
Requesting you to put up a close-up photo of the image for us mortals to get an early view  :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on April 26, 2013, 10:16:59 AM
Coins released...has any one got them?

OBVERSE
The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend " सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.
REVERSE
The face of the coin shall bear the picture of "MATA VAISHNO DEVI" in the centre, with inscription " श्री माता वैष्णो देवी श्राईन बोर्ड" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD" in English on the lower periphery. The year "2012" shall be inscribed below the picture and words "SILVER JUBILEE" below the year.

http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=28555
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Venkatesh A J on April 26, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
what about 10 rs coin..? its only about 5 rs coin....
Title: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: kansal888 on April 28, 2013, 10:14:53 AM
Dear Friends
I am uploading the first pictures of Maata Vaishno Devi Coins
Regards
Sanjay

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ihQjB86YKRc/UXzZvp38tzI/AAAAAAAAAUM/xm93W0_igJU/s800/Photo0116.jpg)
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Post by: kansal888 on April 28, 2013, 10:15:34 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iaWHkW6liPg/UXzZv7CCG7I/AAAAAAAAAUU/uO5sziFI_fk/s800/Photo0115.jpg)
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Post by: kansal888 on April 28, 2013, 10:17:51 AM
I am sorry my camera is not working properly. I could not upload good pics of my Madan Mohan Malaviya or my Maata Vaishno Devi VVIP set.

I promise that I will shortly upload good quality pictures.
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Post by: Vivek on April 28, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
Here is Rs10 Picture from Face book
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/935416_284820304985856_1730360238_n.jpg)
Courtesy : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sns-Coins-Investment-Gallery/258899307577956
Vivek
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: kansal888 on April 29, 2013, 03:08:49 AM
Dear Vivek

The person who has put the above picture on facebook does not own this coin. He has taken this picture from somewhere else

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: dheer on April 29, 2013, 04:26:32 AM
Great. Awaiting better pics.
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Post by: Coinsforever on April 29, 2013, 04:30:25 AM
Marvelous design   ;D !


Looking forward to touch these coins as soon as possible.


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: Vivek on April 29, 2013, 04:48:49 AM
Dear Vivek

The person who has put the above picture on facebook does not own this coin. He has taken this picture from somewhere else

Regards
Sanjay
Oh I was not aware of this..I just saw Picture on FB and shared...Eagerly waiting for your pics and comments Kansalji
Vivek
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: Sumitha on April 29, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
The coin design looks very good :) :)
A set of 25 rupees and 10 rupees too is uncommon.
Looking forward to book this set.
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: mumbapuri on April 29, 2013, 10:56:22 AM
Thank you for the pics Sanjayji, Vivek.
Pls advise on when these are expected to be released in general circulation.

regards,
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: Mackie on April 29, 2013, 11:19:26 AM
Lovely looking coins. I am sure these coins will be dealers/ hoarders favourite.  :)  :D
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: asm on April 29, 2013, 12:58:05 PM
Are these likely to circulate......... or are they semi private issues like the Gur Ta Gaddi...... ? My doubt stems from the fact that till now, God and Goddesses have not been put on Indian coins. Even Religious figures come in quite recently........ Old historical monuments have not been represented.......

Amit
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: kansal888 on April 29, 2013, 02:27:36 PM
Dear Amit Ji

These coins will have the bumper mintage. I understand that each of Rs 5 & Rs 10 will have the individual mintage of 1 billion (100 Crores) coins each. I further understand that a special permission has been taken to mint these coins in such a large number.

In fact these coins could have the highest mintage in India (possibly world) for all commemorative coins issued since 15 Aug 1947.

So please dont worry. These coins will come out in circulation in such large numbers that all our mints will be pre-occupied with these coins for a long time.

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: dheer on April 29, 2013, 02:58:13 PM
Sanjayji,
If I am to believe papers, the Temple Shrine Board has got permission to get the coins minted even by private mints so as to meet the large number of mintage figures ... not sure if this is true and if so this would be the first commemorative to be minted outside of IG Mints ... and if true what would be mint marks on these as well ...
Any inputs on this? or these are pure rumors at this point of time
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: Drogunks on April 29, 2013, 06:08:24 PM
If they are gonna make a 5 rupees coin; then why didn't they add that to this proof set?

And also is it the first coin of denomination 25 (of Republic India)?
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mmiguel on April 29, 2013, 11:23:03 PM
Has this coin been issued? Thanks.
Title: Re: Maata Vaishno Devi: First Pictures
Post by: kansal888 on April 30, 2013, 03:39:31 AM
The coins could depict the more modern form of Goddess astride her Tiger. In her eight arms, she hold different weapons like sword, trident, mace etc to fight evil forces.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BzaN5loNns0/UQh0itR5HBI/AAAAAAAAASs/5zhzwgKPMFw/s640/Durga-mata.jpg)

Even before the coin was released, I indicated that it will contain image of Goddess Durga on her tiger. (Pls see my post of 30 Jan 2013). Now it has been confirmed. In her eight arms, she is holding a Sword, Trident, Chakra, Lotus, Mace, Conch Shell, Bow& Arrow etc and she is giving blessings with one hand.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on April 30, 2013, 04:43:19 AM
Has this coin been issued? Thanks.

The Rs 5 coin has been put into general circulation, so one should start seeing these soon with dealers ... it may take some more time to find one from circulation
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Post by: Mackie on April 30, 2013, 11:40:58 PM
5 rupee coins available on ebay India now.  :D
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on May 03, 2013, 05:34:47 AM
I got in circulation yesterday

Really its beautiful coin with clear information.

Samir
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Post by: mumbapuri on May 03, 2013, 06:53:41 AM
Very good news samir. Which city? Mumbai? Thx. If possible pls post pics.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on May 03, 2013, 06:54:38 AM
Lucky you ... it was just 26-April when the RBI press release was out ... and a week later we are getting these in circulation ... in past it was a good 2-3 months wait before we were able to see the coins ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kishoretkm on May 04, 2013, 03:51:57 PM
5 rupee coins available on ebay India now.  :D

Yes I saw that ad, packet also available. @ RS890. Buy it Now.
My Chennai Dealer said, it will come to chennai after 6May13 only. Eager to waiting for that Goddess coin.

My friends, colleagues & neighbour everyone wants that one, so I plan to buy one packet and give to all.
Title: Re: New Commemorative: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kishoretkm on May 07, 2013, 02:06:14 PM
Yes I saw that ad, packet also available. @ RS890. Buy it Now.
My Chennai Dealer said, it will come to chennai after 6May13 only. Eager to waiting for that Goddess coin.

My friends, colleagues & neighbour everyone wants that one, so I plan to buy one packet and give to all.

Today I bought one packet@800, please have a look this coin, hope everyone already seen tis coin. As usual my camera & lighting is not perfect to give the good result of coin's fresh condi.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on May 11, 2013, 01:05:10 PM
One of my coin dealer friend was telling me that there are talks about the withdrawal of this coin, as it will be thrown, put under feet and all that misuse, the coin will go through, if used for general circulation. (Just like the stamp on Guru Granth Sahib was withdrawn).

Is this true?

Abhay 
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on May 11, 2013, 02:55:03 PM
One of my coin dealer friend was telling me that there are talks about the withdrawal of this coin, as it will be thrown, put under feet and all that misuse, the coin will go through, if used for general circulation. (Just like the stamp on Guru Granth Sahib was withdrawn).

Is this true?

Abhay
So far no notice of withdrawal at RBI website.
Let's wait & watch.
Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on May 11, 2013, 05:36:19 PM
Any thing can happen in India :) however given the popularity and the amount already put in circulation, there is a weak demand and dealers maybe creating a story to boost sales  ;)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on May 12, 2013, 07:42:23 PM
Was given one 5 rs coin by a family member from circulation. Small lion (typical Mumbai lion head and diamond mark). So I guess it will be freely available in coming days/weeks. :).
Is a nice coin. Happy to have it for my religious sentiments.
Regards
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on May 13, 2013, 03:02:16 AM
One of my coin dealer friend was telling me that there are talks about the withdrawal of this coin, as it will be thrown, put under feet and all that misuse, the coin will go through, if used for general circulation. (Just like the stamp on Guru Granth Sahib was withdrawn).
Is this true?
Abhay

Abhay Ji

As of now, there are no plans to ban the coin on Mata Vaishno Devi. On the contrary, GOI is planning to mint billions of coins on Mata Vaishno Devi.  It might be a rumor propagated by vested interests to increase the price of the coin.

The reason for withdrawal of the stamp on Guru Granth Saheb was different.

Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: cmerc on May 13, 2013, 04:48:01 AM
I do wish the Indian mints would improve the quality of their coins for circulation strikes.  The details are often beautiful but lost due to poor minting, eve in Unc coins. 
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on May 21, 2013, 06:59:21 AM
Got in circulation yesterday with very fine condition of Mumbai mint. Lovely coin, worth to put in wallet.
The one thing I observed in this coin is that, the Ashoka Pillar size is slightly small as compare to other rupee symbol commemorative 5 Rs coins..
Please your valuable comments are needed on this....
Also got Kuka movement & Madan Mohan Malviya (Both Dimond & M Mark) coins in circulation in great condition...
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on May 21, 2013, 10:20:08 AM
Lucky you ... haven't got hold of any of these coins so far
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on May 21, 2013, 11:28:21 AM
Circulated or non circulated coins of MMM , KUKA , MATA VAISHNO DEVI not  yet seen by me . Even I tried to get those coins during DCS 2013  held at New Delhi in March .


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Nandini on May 21, 2013, 06:21:55 PM
The coin is very nice but a correction is detected in the legend. Satyamev Jayate!!
Sanyamev Jayate is there. The Pic. itself is well explanatory.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on May 22, 2013, 04:49:10 PM
Sanjayji, any other mints besides Bmint issuing this 5rs coin?
Anyone has sighted NCH?

Any dealers has reported any variety? Now that the LBT strike is coming down... they should be active in the business?!

Regards,
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on May 22, 2013, 05:12:13 PM
Got this for 50 Rupees on the streets of Chandani Chowk in Delhi.

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on May 22, 2013, 06:22:24 PM
Nice... is that the unc or the proof issued by the mint resold at chandni chowk? or is it a circulation issue repackaged and resold?

either ways.. it looks better than the pics of the sets issued by the mints :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on May 22, 2013, 06:28:57 PM
They are ordinary circulation coins, just packed in a Card board packing.

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on May 22, 2013, 06:31:12 PM
There are tons of coins these days in private packages ... more so there are quite a few collectors who seem to have taken a fancy to collect these ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on May 23, 2013, 04:56:07 AM
Got this for 50 Rupees on the streets of Chandani Chowk in Delhi.
Abhay

The pic posted by Abhay Ji is of a private packing made by someone using the circulation coins. What I dislike most about these private packings is that the person who made these packs do not have guts to print his name. They try to imitate the style of mints and try to pass these packs as packs made by the mints. Some even print the sentences like "Coins issued and minted by India Govt Mint Mumbai"

Sanjayji, any other mints besides Bmint issuing this 5rs coin?
Anyone has sighted NCH?
Any dealers has reported any variety? Now that the LBT strike is coming down... they should be active in the business?!

Mumbapuri, GOI is likely to make 1 billion pieces of 5Rs and 10Rs Mata Vaishno Devi each. Normally the mintage of other commemorative coins is 20-25 million. Thus mintage of Vaishno Devi could be 40-50 times higher than other coins. Mumbai mint alone cant be expected to make such a large number of coins. Please have patience. We will see coins of other mints soon.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on May 23, 2013, 07:22:15 AM
Please have patience. We will see coins of other mints soon.

Good news Sanjay ,

Every one eagerly waiting for such coins .


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on May 23, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
U r words are very reassuring. Thank u sanjayji :). I was getting worried as the political instability shudnt result in any reversals of any decision.

But now that u have spoken, will wait patiently.  ;D
 
IMHO, 1 billion will not be enuf to suffice the greed of a few hundred thousands.

Regards,
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Einstein on May 23, 2013, 05:05:55 PM
Great find today, Got Tilak Cu-Ni Rs 5 in circulation. Already having FSS Tilak Rs. 5 and that too from circulation... :) :D :D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on May 24, 2013, 02:18:30 AM
The coin is very nice but a correction is detected in the legend. Satyamev Jayate!!
Sanyamev Jayate is there. The Pic. itself is well explanatory.

I don't feel that any Indian mint will do such blunder. The size of legend 'Satyamev Jayate' is very small on 5Rs coins. In addition, Hindi half alphabets N and T are similar. Its quite possible that  a portion of T was not properly struck making it look like N. It could be caused by dies clogged by dirt or grease.

In some coins, its possible that alphabet V was not formed properly in Hindi word Satyamev making it look like Hindi alphabet Tra (Satyame-tra Jayate)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on June 01, 2013, 11:12:01 AM
Finally was able to get over bad lighting and shaky hands....

I would say a pretty decent pic!

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/mumbapuri_bucket/SriMataVaishnovDeviShrineBoardRs5_zps6de95348.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/mumbapuri_bucket/media/SriMataVaishnovDeviShrineBoardRs5_zps6de95348.jpg.html).

My local branded android phone works :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on June 06, 2013, 04:37:00 PM
Looks like mumbai is now overloaded. These coins are coming out with cracks. Though these strikes are still better than other mint strikes, they are not flawless anymore.

Kansalji request u to order production at other mints  :)  ;D

I hope the govt survives till then ;D

Regards,
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on June 07, 2013, 06:27:47 AM
Dear Mumbapuri

The mints will make Mata Vaishno Devi coins in such huge numbers that it could prove to be a bonanza for variety and error collectors ;D  ;D  ;D.

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on June 10, 2013, 02:02:56 AM
Just reading the latest post from indiacoins.org ....the 25Rs coin looks stunning ... Lets hope it looks this good when we get it in our hands
http://www.indiacoins.org/2013/06/mata-vaishnodevi-25-rupees-coin-first.html?m=1

The coin is REALLY stunning. For the first time, the Mumbai Mint has come out with uniform, high quality frosting on any coin.
The pic on the blog is available at three level of magnifications. Finer details can be appreciated only at the highest level of magnification.  :D  :D  :D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpbIWMbrkxA/UbNQnzJDsXI/AAAAAAAAAWo/b4SyKds4Vo0/s1600/indiacoins.org.jpg)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Mits on June 21, 2013, 04:43:41 AM
Just came across this article. Can these coins be stopped?

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/UP-new-rs-5-coins-issued-by-rbi-irks-muslim-community-hindu-religious-leaders-count-4297512-NOR.html (http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/UP-new-rs-5-coins-issued-by-rbi-irks-muslim-community-hindu-religious-leaders-count-4297512-NOR.html)

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/jun/200613-coin-troversy.htm (http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/jun/200613-coin-troversy.htm)

People may start hoarding these coins now.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on June 21, 2013, 05:00:00 AM

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/UP-new-rs-5-coins-issued-by-rbi-irks-muslim-community-hindu-religious-leaders-count-4297512-NOR.html (http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/UP-new-rs-5-coins-issued-by-rbi-irks-muslim-community-hindu-religious-leaders-count-4297512-NOR.html)

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/jun/200613-coin-troversy.htm (http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/jun/200613-coin-troversy.htm)


Nothing new , politically motivated articles.


IMO GOI will not withdraw these coins.


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on June 21, 2013, 05:17:14 AM
Politically motivated or maybe as the coin market is very slow this year with prices falling, the dealers want to hype something so that they can again charge a huge sum of money :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: akhedia on June 21, 2013, 10:24:14 AM
Any idea when are bookings for the Proof & UNC sets expected to start........
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on July 04, 2013, 12:29:10 PM
Is this coin available in circulation in Bangalore or Chennai?
I have not yet seen this coin. I have just seen the pictures.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 04, 2013, 12:46:03 PM
Dear Sumitha

The five rupee coin was put in circulation few weeks back. We are still waiting for the ten rupee coin.

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on July 04, 2013, 02:00:27 PM
Kansalji,
Mints and rbi are awaiting your directive. Please give them the go ahead.  Awaiting your blessings. ;D ;)

Regards
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on July 04, 2013, 02:27:19 PM
Mata ji has already blessed Kansalji and is sitting at his home in a VIP box :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: mumbapuri on July 04, 2013, 02:48:27 PM
 Dear dheer,
Blessings like happiness needs to be shared. If not vip then at least circulation ones for this common man :). Kansalji pls sign the orders today :) ;) else i am making a royal complaint to hrh ;) :)

Regards
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 06, 2013, 03:14:01 AM
Dear Dheer & Mumbapuri

I am just an ordinary coin collector who is still struggling to complete his collection with his limited resources.

Thanks

Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on August 05, 2013, 11:06:05 AM
I hearsay there are quite strong rumor regarding litigation to ban these coins .

Does any one throw more light , Rs. 10 coin that was supposed to be circulated is also under hold.

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on August 05, 2013, 11:11:11 AM
Rs. 5 coin with picture of Mata Vaishno Devi irks Muslim religious leaders

 
Bhaskar News | Jun 21, 2013, 08:17AM IST


New Delhi: The Rs. 5 denomination coins issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), bearing images of Mata Vaishno Devi, have triggered a controversy. Members of several Muslim communities have expressed their displeasure at the religious overtones of the legal tender, and plan to stage a protest against it.

(http://i4.dainikbhaskar.com/thumbnail/636x303/web2images/www.dailybhaskar.com/2013/06/20/4184_vaishno-1.jpg)
 
The RBI announced in May putting into circulation Rs. 5 denomination coins to commemorate the occasion of Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
 
Dr Azimuddin, chairman of Movement for Human Welfare said, “Ours is a secular country and featuring the picture of a Hindu goddess on the coin will harm secularity,” while adding that “Coins are given to beggars and tossed by saints during holy processions. With such instances, it is not proper to imprint a picture of a deity on it.”
 
The coins that raked up the controversy bear Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend Satyamev Jayate inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word Bharat in Devnagri and on the right periphery flanked with the word India in English.
 
Below the Lion Capitol is the rupee symbol followed by the denominational value ‘5’ in international numerals.
 
On the flip side, though, the coin bears in the centre a picture of the Hindu deity Vaishno Devi, with the inscription ‘Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board’ in Devnagri along the upper arc and in English along the lower arc.
 
Hindu religious leader counters conspiracy theory
 
Meanwhile, spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha Abhay Vartak said, “Coins bearing pictures of Mother Teresa, Alfonso have been issued in the past. What’s wrong if coins embossed with images of Vaishno Devi are circulated.”

Source :daily.bhaskar (http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/UP-new-rs-5-coins-issued-by-rbi-irks-muslim-community-hindu-religious-leaders-count-4297512-NOR.html)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on August 05, 2013, 11:19:48 AM
If you see reply No. 114 dated 11th May, 2013, I had expressed the same feelings about the withdrawal of this coin.

You have to agree that these coin dealers do get the news related to the coins much ahead of all of us.

So, time to purchase 1 full packet of 100 Coins?? ;D ;D ;D

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 05, 2013, 11:51:38 AM
I still haven't got a single coin of this ... maybe its time for me to rush and collect some before these become ultra rare  ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Dux on August 05, 2013, 12:40:10 PM

 This kind of controversies should be avoided...
 An islamic country like Indonesia got ganesha on their currency.. :) then why not in india..

 
 
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Post by: asm on August 05, 2013, 01:12:08 PM
.........then why not in india..

Because it is India..........

Amit
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Venkatesh A J on August 05, 2013, 01:18:28 PM
not because it's india ...general mp elections are ahead...so..they know what they are doing ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on August 05, 2013, 03:13:58 PM
Coin-troversy
Mid-Day.com | Updated: June 20, 2013 11:45 IST


The Reserve Bank of India recently released a coin in the denomination of Rs. 5 to mark the silver jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). No sooner did the coin go in circulation than its secular credentials came under heavy scrutiny. Members of several communities have taken umbrage at the religious overtones of the legal tender, and plan to stage a protest against it.

(http://www.ndtv.com/news/images/coin-troversy_midday_295.jpg)

The tails of the coin it's non-controversial face shows the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar with the motto Satyamev Jayate inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word 'Bharat' in Devnagri script and on the right with the English word 'India'. Below the Lion Capital is the rupee symbol followed by the denominational value '5' in international numerals.

On the flip side, though, the coin bears in the centre a picture of the Hindu deity Vaishno Devi, with the inscription 'Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board' in Devnagri along the upper arc and in English along the lower arc. "Ours is a secular country and featuring the picture of a Hindu goddess on the coin will harm secularity," said Dr Azimuddin, president of Movement for Human Welfare. Thoughtfully, he added, "Coins are given to beggars and tossed by saints during holy processions. With such instances, it is not proper to emboss a picture of a deity on it."

Conspiracy theory

Maulana Mustaqim Azmi, president of the Jamiat-ul-Ulema in Maharashtra, said. "We might not be able to understand or accord the importance the goddess commands for Hindus, since in Islam, showing pictures of God/Allah is not allowed." Questioning the impulse behind the concept, he added, "We think this is a conspiracy by the government to rupture secularism in the country. We will stage a protest against the authorities."

Hindu organisations like Sanathan Sanstha have no objection to the coin. "Earlier, the country has had coins with Christian saint Alphonsa and Mother Teresa marking their birth centenaries. What's wrong with a Rs. 5 coin with Mata Vaishno Devi? We welcome the decision, though we think that the government has done this to appease Hindus before the elections," said Abhay Vartak, the Sanstha's spokesperson.

Bad for business

When it comes to currency, commerce trumps religion. Shopkeepers in areas like Kurla, Pydhonie, Mahim, Jogeshwari and Bhendi Bazaar say they are finding it difficult to trade coins with customers from other communities. "If a minority community member finds a coin with images of deities, they reject it and we have to issue them another one," said a businessman from Kurla. "Issuing such coins will create communal disharmony, as other communities are not very open to the idea."

Moreover, many Hindus do not use the coin for transaction, given the divinity cut in on it. Said the shopkeeper, "I myself have kept two of these coins at my home temple for worshipping." A businessman from Nagpada area had a more cordial idea. "If you want to avoid the conflict, then put motifs from all religions Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Christian on one coin," he said. RBI officials said coins are issued by the Government of India's finance department. Nobody could be contacted in the department despite repeated efforts.

Source :NDTV (http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/coin-troversy-381997)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on August 16, 2013, 09:09:13 AM
I still dont have this coin.. Time to buy one !!
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 16, 2013, 10:21:21 AM
I still dont have this coin.. Time to buy one !!

Even I did not have this coin, so made a queue to the dealer earlier this month and got some ... but then the goddess smiled on me and I got it from circulation last Friday
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on August 16, 2013, 05:33:34 PM
Even I did not have this coin, so made a queue to the dealer earlier this month and got some ... but then the goddess smiled on me and I got it from circulation last Friday


Good if you find it in circulation , dealers quoting exorbitant prices.

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on August 19, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
I got this coin finally ... my niece got this coin from circulation and gave it to me :)
Title: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: Coinsforever on August 29, 2013, 11:51:00 AM
RBI (http://rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ViewCurrencyPressRelease.aspx?Id=29428)


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: dheer on August 29, 2013, 12:04:50 PM
Great.
Finally the coin is making into circulation. Grab soon else they will become rare  ;D
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: Coinsforever on August 29, 2013, 01:40:21 PM
LOL

Grabbing the coin when it becomes rare is more pleasurable  , rather than possessing it when it is still common  ;)



Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: Abhay on August 29, 2013, 01:46:06 PM
So that also means that the news of withdrawal of 5 Rupee coins  (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,16899.msg151955.html#msg151955)were all false.

Abhay
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: dheer on August 29, 2013, 03:58:20 PM
So that also means that the news of withdrawal of 5 Rupee coins  (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,16899.msg151955.html#msg151955)were all false.

Abhay

Withdrawal of Rs 5 may still be true  ;D ;D ;D.
After we put the Rs 10 in circulation we may then see the reaction and again decide if this coin also offends  :o
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: Coinsforever on August 29, 2013, 04:06:14 PM
So that also means that the news of withdrawal of 5 Rupee coins  (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,16899.msg151955.html#msg151955)were all false.


It is complicated & complex issue .

Beyond understanding of common collector  , let us wait & watch as said by dheer.

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: kansal888 on August 30, 2013, 03:56:56 AM
There were some minor protests against the Mata Vaishno Devi coins. These were exploited by some vested interests to propagate the rumours that the coin will be banned. I am reproducing my posts of 13th May as well as  23rd  May which are still valid  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Abhay Ji

As of now, there are no plans to ban the coin on Mata Vaishno Devi. On the contrary, GOI is planning to mint billions of coins on Mata Vaishno Devi.  It might be a rumor propagated by vested interests to increase the price of the coin.

The reason for withdrawal of the stamp on Guru Granth Saheb was different.

Sanjay



The pic posted by Abhay Ji is of a private packing made by someone using the circulation coins. What I dislike most about these private packings is that the person who made these packs do not have guts to print his name. They try to imitate the style of mints and try to pass these packs as packs made by the mints. Some even print the sentences like "Coins issued and minted by India Govt Mint Mumbai"

Mumbapuri, GOI is likely to make 1 billion pieces of 5Rs and 10Rs Mata Vaishno Devi each. Normally the mintage of other commemorative coins is 20-25 million. Thus mintage of Vaishno Devi could be 40-50 times higher than other coins. Mumbai mint alone cant be expected to make such a large number of coins. Please have patience. We will see coins of other mints soon.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on August 31, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
Coin of  Mata Vaishno Devi 10 Rupees bimetallic coin has been issued on August 28th by RBI Press release. The coordinating mint is Mumbai and they have the master die. Punches were sent to all mints in first week of August . There was delay in getting blanks since the new supplier ( M/s Jindal ) had some problems with manufacturing. Old supplier ( M/s Mittal) did not win the order this year. The order for Vaishno Devi is 10 million pieces from Mumbai and 5 million pieces from other three mints.
The striking began in Mumbai in second week and Noida in third week of August.
There were some protests against the issue of the coins. Newspapers covered some protests from some Muslim groups. Incidentally, there were some protests from Hindu groups too. According to them, the coins are kept in trouser pockets and get placed near the thigh. Keeping a "Goddess" on thigh is not acceptable. Nevertheless, these were not religious protests but political opportunism, which is very much a part of vibrant Indian democratic system and usually peaks around General elections ( due in 2014). This is something which only a person living in India would understand as it is a fallout of multi-party system and brings so much colour in General elections. In short, all controversary is over and coins would be available in plenty before Diwali.
Title: Re: Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August
Post by: dheer on August 31, 2013, 06:58:36 PM
Picked up some Rs 10 coins today from Mumbai exhibition before they become rare  ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: $$ on September 06, 2013, 10:38:07 AM
Dear all,

I recieved my coin 10 Rs bi-metalic coins (Full Pack)

Its owesome

I missed to get 5 Rs pack.

Samir
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on September 07, 2013, 05:18:27 PM
Moderator Notes:
Merged topic "Rs.10 coin - Mata Vaishno Devi issued for circulation by Rbi 29 August" into this thread.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on September 19, 2013, 06:17:36 AM
A Delhi based lawyer Mr Sachin Mishra filed a PIL before the Delhi High Court pleading for recall of Mata Vaishno Devi coins. The grounds given by him are:

(a)  These coins would be "used everywhere including places such as liquor shops, meat shops,  toilets, etc.", which would amount to a disrespect of the deity.

(b)  The coins would "create communal disharmony" since the "minority community" would "take umbrage at the religious overtones".

(c) It could "incite communal riots" as Vaishno Devi was a "revered goddess"

He also sent a representation to the RBI to recall the coins; but the RBI has not responded to him.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on September 19, 2013, 06:54:12 AM
Continues to amaze me ... the similar arguments can be had for tons of other coins as well ... if we stick to religious ones, then the Rs 5 coin on Mahavir Jain come to my mind ...

By "used everywhere including places such as liquor shops, meat shops,  toilets, etc." well all definitive coins have the Emblem of India that is to be revered. Not to mention that other commemorative coins with political leaders and other figures would'nt be disrespected when used in such palces !

And all currency notes have Mahatma Gandhi and are used for everything  :D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: paisepagal on September 19, 2013, 07:13:06 AM
Continues to amaze me ... the similar arguments can be had for tons of other coins as well ... if we stick to religious ones, then the Rs 5 coin on Mahavir Jain come to my mind ...

By "used everywhere including places such as liquor shops, meat shops,  toilets, etc." well all definitive coins have the Emblem of India that is to be revered. Not to mention that other commemorative coins with political leaders and other figures would'nt be disrespected when used in such palces !

And all currency notes have Mahatma Gandhi and are used for everything  :D

...including Ms. Mayawait's garland. But you've hit the nail on the head very well and I think the court will throw out the case for the very same reason...I think this is just a case of someone seeking his 15 mins of fame
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Figleaf on September 19, 2013, 10:47:31 AM
There's a very positive note to Mr. Sachin Mishra's actions. He may think what he likes, speak his mind freely and go to court when it pleases him. The court will treat him like anyone else. Contrast that with RBI, who ignored him.

Many years ago, I was entering a ministry in South Korea. There was a demonstration in front of the building. My handler apologised for it. I told him I had been in South Korea in the time of Park Chung Hee, when any demonstrators were routinely arrested, tortured and killed and the culprits remained unpunished. Not sure he understood, but he stopped apologising.

Peter
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on September 19, 2013, 01:07:16 PM
The High Court declined to issue any orders on the plea and asked the petitioner to approach the RBI with a modified representation seeking discontinuation of the series instead of a recall of the coins.

The bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked the petitioner, to approach the banking regulator with his plea and made it clear that in case the Bank failed to respond, he can approach this court.


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/pil-seeking-halt-to-circulation-of-rs-5-rs-10-coins-with-image-of-mata-vaishno-devi/articleshow/22718710.cms]

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/PIL-seeks-halt-to-circulation-of-coins-with-Mata-Vaishno-Devi-s-image/Article1-1124055.aspx
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on September 19, 2013, 11:03:22 PM
Interestingly, the RBI has no say in issue of coins which is done by Ministry of Finance.
RBI only issues currency notes which are promissory notes whereby "it promises to pay the bearer on demand, a sum of ...........".
The coins are real currency, which it will pay if demanded.

Incidentally, the whole story reminds me of Birbal ( For those who do not know--- Akbar was one of the greatest emperors of India. Birbal was one of his nine ministers and most favourite. Birbal's wit is legendary)

One day Akbar and Birbal were going for a stroll. Birbal saw some small coins lying on the ground. He immediately picked them up. Akbar asked Birbal that even after being highly paid minister of the court, why did he pick up small coins? Birbal replied " your highness, these coins have the effigy of my Emperor on them. How could I let them lie and get trodden by the feet of the travellers".

In Belgium, I have seen quite a few people who would not bend to pick up a few small coins. Belgian coins have effigy of their king on them.

The way to pay respect may vary from person to person. If the Goddess coin goes to meat shop then followers of the same goddess are also visiting the same shop. Saying that meat eaters do not show respect their goddess does not cut ice.

Surely the lawyers have their own reasons to ensure their presence in media which reports legal matters ( with due apologies to members of legal fraternity in this forum)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on September 20, 2013, 02:44:40 PM
Just got my Hyderabad Mint Rs 10 coin.
The strikes in general are poor compared to the Mumbai Mint.
The most surprising part is the mint mark, it can easily be mistaken for a Nodia[although we don't have Noida yet] or Mumbai.
It wouldn't surprise me if 20 - 30 years down the lane there are a bunch of guys like us debating if there was ever an issue from Hyderabad Mint.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kage01 on September 23, 2013, 06:28:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CTM6d7V.jpg)

Rs.5 - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board - Hyderabad mint

A weak struck coin.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on September 24, 2013, 03:40:22 AM
Various lines are visible near Hindi word Mata, Hindi word Shrine, near the mouth of tiger and near the English word Shrine. 
It points to the possibility of overuse of dies in order to meet the demand for higher production.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Figleaf on September 24, 2013, 11:37:30 AM
Quite agreed. These are not stress marks but hairline die breaks. This die was worked much too long and not inspected enough. There are also signs of fading detail, probably due to die wear. Meanwhile, the enlargement brings out these errors quite nicely. An instructive piece.

Peter
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Patney on September 29, 2013, 09:48:56 AM
               IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
 
                    W.P.(C)5925/2013
In the Matter :
UDAYAN ALUNG                .....Petitioner
Represented by: Mr.Sachin Mishra, Advocate

         Versus

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA and ANR.                     .....Respondents
Represented by: Mr.Raman Oberoi, Advocate for respondents No.1 and 2.
 
CORAM:
HON'BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE PRADEEP NANDRAJOG

 
O R D E R - 18.09.2013
 
1. A perusal of the pleadings would reveal that as recent as on September 10, 2013 the petitioner has made a representation to the
Reserve Bank of India with respect to coins minted and put into circulation by Reserve Bank of India depicting “Mata Vaishno Devi” on the coins.

 
 2. It is too early for the petitioner to approach this Court. He should
await the response to his representation made.
 
3. We dispose of the writ petition requiring Reserve Bank of India to
inform petitioner the fate of his representation dated September 10,
2013, and should said representation be misplaced in the office of
Reserve Bank of India or may not have reached the authority competent to  take a decision thereon, the instant writ petition would be treated as a  representation to Reserve Bank of India.
 
 4. No costs.

 
 
 CHIEF JUSTICE
 
 PRADEEP NANDRAJOG, J.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: nishant.gupta on October 24, 2013, 09:54:43 AM
Hello,

I missed on Mata Vaishno Devi coin set somehow, dont remember why i could not book at the mint website when booking was done >:( . Generally i book all sets issued from different mints in both 1UNC and 1Proof. Anywyz now i have to get hold of all the different sets that have been issued on Mata Vaishno Devi. I've very recently relocated to delhi and dont know any good coin dealer/shop in delhi. Can anyone please direct me to any good genuine dealer or else if anyone has an extra set which you might want to sell then please ping me.

Also can anyone tell me which all mints issued set on this and how many different sets (i.e by number of coin and Proof/Unc) are there with their issue price. Thanks a ton!!   :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on October 24, 2013, 10:03:34 AM
Dear Nishant

Pls dont worry. The Mumbai Mint has not started the booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coins yet. You can book your Vaishno Devi coins as and when the mint allows it.

Regards
Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on October 24, 2013, 01:56:48 PM
Dear Nishant,

In Delhi, for UNC and Proof Sets, you can go to Aditya Jain at  Hobby Book Centre, 1936, 1st Floor, Fountain, Opp Gurudwara Seesgunj, Chandani Chowk, Delhi 110006, tel:  011-23868005, 9717166626.

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: nishant.gupta on October 25, 2013, 11:00:47 AM
Thanks Sanjay and Abhay.

Abhay: thanks for reminding abt Aditya jain, i remember buying some sets (1973 and 1974 10 coin proof sets and 2 other recent sets) a yr back from him at a auction cum exhibition organised by Marudhar Auctions in Bangalore, i just didnt know that he is from delhi  :) :).

Sanjay ji i will definitely book from Mumbai mint when ever they start booking  :)

Can you guys also tell me at what price did mint issued these sets
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on October 31, 2013, 12:58:22 PM
Got few Bimetallic coins of Rs.10.

Below year 2012  , Silver is not at all visible even by using magnifying glass , however Jubilee is visible partially . The coins minted at Mumbai mint.

Does any one noticed this quality flaw.


Cheers ;D

PS: Will try to post photos tomorrow in day light.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on October 31, 2013, 05:00:18 PM
eBay already has quite a few listing of this error, completely invisible Silver Jubilee ... looks like a simple case of die clog and huge run before this was noticed. And the fact that you got a partial one means that this is definitely die clog rather than a variety
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on October 31, 2013, 05:35:50 PM
Rs 10 Coin now available from Noida Mint, making the count to 3 mints, MHN
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Nitin Kapoor on November 18, 2013, 03:50:46 PM
When will the booking commence for Mata Vaishno Devi coin Set & approx. price of PROOF set ? Can anybody have an idea ???
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 18, 2013, 04:27:12 PM
The exact schedules are hard to predict, it all depends on mints capacity. I think this and the Nehru should by any time now or say in next month or so ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 18, 2013, 05:12:54 PM
I think Vaishno Devi & Nehru were issued by Mumbai mint and there is nothing pending with Mumbai Mint ... or am i mixing things up
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on November 19, 2013, 12:39:33 AM
I think they'll purposely club with the Maulana Azad set.

Maulana Azad and 60 Years of Alipore were made by Kolkata Mint.
Mata Vaishno Devi and Motilal Nehru were issued by Mumbai.
There is no coordination at all between two mints regarding booking of commemorative coins.  ;D  ;D  ;D
We should expect bookings for Mata Vaishno Devi and Motilal from Mumbai very soon. The  Maulana may have to wait for some time  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: chatsu01 on December 03, 2013, 10:19:58 PM
Any rough estimate of the start of booking date for the Vaishno Devi coins? I thought both the Motilal and Vaishno Devi sets will be released for booking together... ::) But now the Motilal sets are already released for public booking... ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on December 04, 2013, 05:06:09 AM
Should have been with Motilal, but it now looks like early April/May next year.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: drkrish on December 14, 2013, 11:38:08 AM
Got from circulation
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on December 25, 2013, 03:14:03 PM
A visit to my native place 5 new UNC coins got at toll Naka.
These are availabe in plenty on Pune Bangalore Toll Nakas.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_ZDojjCFPGo/Urrnv3dFaNI/AAAAAAAAD_c/zGay-cOhnJc/s912/DSC06602.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F-IpGp4VOZs/UrrnvXTLaTI/AAAAAAAAD_g/aLCdLbHNx7Y/s912/DSC06603.JPG)
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: asm on December 26, 2013, 07:16:19 AM
Mumbai mint issues are available in plenty in Ahmedabad too.

Amit
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: anuragmomo on December 26, 2013, 07:19:11 AM
At our place , SBI distributing plenty of these coin to local people,  in a pack of 100 coins, restricted to one pack per person, i managed to grab one pack of 100 coins of Noida mint. :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on December 26, 2013, 07:29:13 AM
Is any one tracking variety for this coin? Can any one please put up all the details if you have?
I see small differences on bow in left hand. Not sure due to picture or  die worn. I will check coins again.
If any one has details please post it will be easy to identify.
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on January 17, 2014, 05:11:04 AM
Dear friends

As per a newsitem published in today's TOI, some persons have objected to the commemorative coins on Mata Vaishno Devi on the grounds that it hurts their religious sentiments and that it is against the secularism.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 17, 2014, 11:24:05 AM
This Issue may soon go into several record books, highest mintage, huge controversy, Rs 25 denomination, you name it and its bound to get it ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: alwayspete on January 17, 2014, 12:59:44 PM
This coin may soon go into sereral record books, highest mintage, huge controverey, Rs 25 deonmination, you name it and its bound to get it ...

It's a Rs 5 denomination right? Typo I guess...

Pete :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on January 18, 2014, 06:55:45 AM
It's a Rs 5 denomination right? Typo I guess...

Pete :)

I meant the issue than a specific coin.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: alwayspete on January 18, 2014, 10:07:59 AM
I meant the issue than a specific coin.

You mean they have a Rs 25 denomination for the coin!!? That would be big if so.

Pete :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on January 18, 2014, 12:27:10 PM
You mean they have a Rs 25 denomination for the coin!!? That would be big if so.

Pete :)
Hello Pete Rs25 is plnned for commemorative set. Still booking not started.
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: alwayspete on January 18, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
Hello Pete Rs25 is plnned for commemorative set. Still booking not started.
Vivek

Oh! Yes of course. Well put. Thanks Vivek.

Pete :)
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Patney on March 21, 2014, 12:55:33 PM
Again a writ petition No 1777/ 2014 has been filed in Delhi High Court by NAFIS QAZI & ANR.
Vs.  UNION OF INDIA & ANR.
The State should not be seen as propagating any religion and the word secularism should be construed in right context, the Delhi High Court today said while seeking response from the Centre and RBI on a PIL for withdrawal of coins having religious symbols embossed on them.

That State should not be propagating any religion, be it Hinduism, Islam, Christianity etc

The Court has issued notices to the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India and asked them to file a status report within three weeks detailing the policy under which the symbols of temples and deities are being embossed on coins.

Five Rupee coin in celebration of 1000 years of Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavu
Five Rupee coin with the figure of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board embossed on it.
Next date of Hearing is 23 April, 2014
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on March 22, 2014, 04:08:57 AM
Again a writ petition No 1777/ 2014 has been filed in Delhi High Court by NAFIS QAZI & ANR.
Vs.  UNION OF INDIA & ANR.
The State should not be seen as propagating any religion and the word secularism should be construed in right context, the Delhi High Court today said while seeking response from the Centre and RBI on a PIL for withdrawal of coins having religious symbols embossed on them.

That State should not be propagating any religion, be it Hinduism, Islam, Christianity etc

The Court has issued notices to the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India and asked them to file a status report within three weeks detailing the policy under which the symbols of temples and deities are being embossed on coins.

Five Rupee coin in celebration of 1000 years of Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavu
Five Rupee coin with the figure of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board embossed on it.
Next date of Hearing is 23 April, 2014

I guess they would have also included Rs 10 coin of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

Thanks for update.


Cheers ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on March 22, 2014, 03:36:12 PM
The PIL said that the Government of India was indulging in anti secular activities by issuing coins with religious symbols such as temples and figures of deity.   

It is understood that Hon'ble Judge asked how the State (India) can have a religious symbol? He also remarked that the State should be completely blind to the religion.

It is further understood that the Learned Judge also remarked that there is NO NEED to issue coins to commemorate any event like 50 years of something or 100 years of something. 
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Figleaf on March 22, 2014, 04:31:00 PM
There is an interesting parallel in the US, where all coins must carry the legend "IN GOD WE TRUST". There are large religious minorities in the US. They are not the ones complaining about this. The complaints come from people with a political agenda. Meanwhile, most Americans don't mind (or don't even know about) this legend and it's hard to see how it would suddenly induce non-Christians to storm into the nearest church and demand a conversion. :) Judges also don't seem to mind, although the US does know a separation of church and state - much hated by political extremists.

Peter
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Patney on March 26, 2014, 04:19:40 PM
When Banknotes of Rs and Rs 100 are issued by the RBI for Muslims going to Haj and the Word HAJ written on the banknotes and even the serial number starts with with HA, then nobody has Problems.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: @josephjk on March 26, 2014, 04:49:38 PM
I hope it does not get stopped, this is one of the better designs on an India coin. It has a lot of intricate detail....reposting kansalji's image..
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 27, 2014, 04:27:08 AM
When Banknotes of Rs and Rs 100 are issued by the RBI for Muslims going to Haj and the Word HAJ written on the banknotes and even the serial number starts with with HA, then nobody has Problems.

Comparing the Haj & Gulf notes in this context is incorrect. They were issued for a specific purpose to make identification easier for banks in other Gulf countries and were traded at Par. The practise has long been discontinued for various reasons.

The controversy of issuing coins with religious symbols is not just raised by Minority groups. Even Hindu leaders have objected to the "Mata Vaishno Devi" issue. Similarly in past the Sikh community objected to putting in circulation the Gur-Ta-Gaddi coins and hence they were only in Mint Sets.

India is a diverse country and everyone has an opinion. As a coin collector I am happy collecting coins than getting into these debates.

Given the demand for the Temple Proof sets its very clear a vast majority like it. Even with proof mintage figures in excess of 50,000 the prices of these sets are still 50% higher than issue price where as other sets with mintages of around 10,000 are going more or less at issue price in secondary market.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on March 27, 2014, 01:57:29 PM
Similarly in past the Sikh community objected to putting in circulation the Gur-Ta-Gaddi coins and hence they were only in Mint Sets.

The issue should not be compared with Sikhs objecting to the issue of Gurta gaddi.
All issues related to Sikhs, end up in controversy since some religious groups habitually raise objections.
In India, the issue of coins on Bhagat Singh as well as Kuka Revolt were delayed due to some such objections.

Even in Nepal, the coin on 400th Anniversary was mired in controversy from the date of issue.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Patney on April 01, 2014, 06:03:02 PM

                  IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
                               W.P.(C) 1777/2014 and CM 3711/2014

In the Matter of : 
NAFIS QAZI and ANR.                                                           ..... Petitioners
Through: Mr. A..Rasheed Qureshi, Advocate.

                                                Versus

UNION OF INDIA and ANR.                                              ..... Respondents
Through: Mr. Rajeeve Mehra, ASG with Mr. Neeraj Chaudhari, CGSC  and Mr.  Ravjyot Singh, Advocate for UOI.
Mr. H. S. Parihar and Mr. K. S. Parihar, Advocates for RBI.

 
CORAM:
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE BADAR DURREZ AHMED, ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE   HON'BLE MR JUSTICE SIDDHARTH MRIDUL

 O R D E R
19.03.2014

This petition pertains to the question of the Government issuing
coins with religious symbols embossed on it. Mr. Rajeeve Mehra, the
learned ASG appearing on behalf of the Union of India, pointed out that  the coins have been issued as commemorative coins as per the provisions  of the Coinage Act, 2011. However, he seeks some time to file a detailed  status report with regard to the issuance of the said coins. The same be   done within three weeks.

Renotify on 23.04.2014

 
BADAR DURREZ AHMED, ACJ
 
SIDDHARTH MRIDUL, J

Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: chatsu01 on May 04, 2014, 11:00:57 PM
Hi Guys

Any update on the dates of release for public booking?

Eagerly waiting for this set.

Jay Mata Di.

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on May 05, 2014, 11:25:45 AM
should be next month ... soon now ...
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: chatsu01 on June 10, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
Any update on the writ petition please? ::) ??? ???
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on June 12, 2014, 06:27:07 AM
Dear Chatsu,

The matter is subjudice. The next date of hearing is August 20, 2014

Regards

Sanjay
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: devkumar on September 07, 2014, 04:57:27 AM
any update on writ petition now???
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: devkumar on September 07, 2014, 05:00:05 AM
any news about unc or proof set booking???
Title: Re: New Commemorative coin: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on September 08, 2014, 02:52:23 PM
The matter is sub judice.
The booking may not commence till the matter is disposed off by the courts
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Coinsforever on July 20, 2016, 02:06:15 PM
Any updates ??

What's the fate of this coin .Circulating coins were with many collectors already even gets it in circulation sometimes.

Cheers  ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on July 20, 2016, 03:55:13 PM
Any updates ??

What's the fate of this coin .Circulating coins were with many collectors already even gets it in circulation sometimes.

Cheers  ;D

Yes circulation coins were minted in large quantities.
The booking should open soon, the info I have is mint is preparing in what could be a block buster booking...
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on July 21, 2016, 04:21:23 AM
Yes circulation coins were minted in large quantities.
The booking should open soon, the info I have is mint is preparing in what could be a block buster booking...
hello dheer sir , can we also get 25 rupee mata vaishno devi coin after booking opens ? i want that coin
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on July 21, 2016, 05:40:50 AM
hello dheer sir , can we also get 25 rupee mata vaishno devi coin after booking opens ? i want that coin

Yes...but you have to buy the complete proof set from the mint, ordering single coin is not possible.

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on July 21, 2016, 05:49:24 PM
Yes...but you have to buy the complete proof set from the mint, ordering single coin is not possible.

Aditya
sure . i will buy 2 bimat sir
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on July 22, 2016, 05:01:13 AM
The booking of Vaishno Devi set was held in abeyance due to court stay order from Delhi High court.

Has the case been decided?
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 22, 2016, 08:40:54 AM
The booking of Vaishno Devi set was held in abeyance due to court stay order from Delhi High court.

Has the case been decided?

Pabitra ji

There was no stay order regarding the Vaishno Devi set either from Delhi High Court or any ohter court

Regards
Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on July 22, 2016, 10:36:24 AM
Then what were the possible reasons for this issue suffering such an extra ordinary delay?
Normally, a commercial organisation not single out one issue for such delay.
Kindly note that neither Ministry of Finance nor Reserve Bank of India are involved in booking and   issue of such collector sets, which is a purely SPMCIL's in-house profit generating activity.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 22, 2016, 01:49:04 PM
hello dheer sir , can we also get 25 rupee mata vaishno devi coin after booking opens ? i want that coin

Rajiv Ji

High resolution image of my Rs 25 coin of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpbIWMbrkxA/UbNQnzJDsXI/AAAAAAAAAWo/b4SyKds4Vo0/s1600/indiacoins.org.jpg)
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on July 22, 2016, 03:20:37 PM
 :P :P :P
Rajiv Ji

High resolution image of my Rs 25 coin of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpbIWMbrkxA/UbNQnzJDsXI/AAAAAAAAAWo/b4SyKds4Vo0/s1600/indiacoins.org.jpg)
wow beautiful , where did you get that sir , for how much
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 25, 2016, 06:22:51 AM
:P :P :Pwow beautiful , where did you get that sir , for how much

Answers to your queries:

(a) Where did I got it: Sorry, cant disclose  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
(b) For how much: Practically nothing for these priceless coins

Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on July 25, 2016, 07:56:37 AM
:P :P :Pwow beautiful , where did you get that sir , for how much
Rajiv,
The mint sends complimentary coin to Sanjayji for approval. After he blesses the coin, its issued for ordinary mortals  >:D
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 25, 2016, 09:03:04 AM
Rajiv,
The mint sends complimentary coin to Sanjayji for approval. After he blesses the coin, its issued for ordinary mortals  >:D

Dear Dheer

Pls don't spread rumours. I am an ordinary coin collector who is still trying to complete my collection of Republic India.

Regards
Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on August 26, 2016, 05:29:22 AM
Finally, the wait is over.

The booking starts from today.

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 26, 2016, 05:45:50 AM
Fantastic News.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on August 26, 2016, 06:30:54 AM
Wow! Great News.

Now Mata Vaishno Devi can come to every collector's home

Great!!!

Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on August 26, 2016, 06:38:23 AM
Will these sets be made available at mint's counter in Mumbai? I may get the Vaishno Devi set (for obvious reasons ;))

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on August 26, 2016, 07:01:50 AM
Good way to start Friday  :D
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 26, 2016, 07:02:07 AM
Will these sets be made available at mint's counter in Mumbai? I may get the Vaishno Devi set (for obvious reasons ;))

Aditya

We will have to wait and see ... but I can bet this would be available after sometime ... the anticipated demand for this set is quite large.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: betterphilately.com on August 27, 2016, 01:35:23 AM
Here are a couple images that the Mint posted on their 'sellable products' page. Could the coins have been produced and packaged, ready to be sent to the customers? One wonders if the shipping will be quicker.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on August 27, 2016, 05:56:47 AM
Fantastic News.
wow , great news . i would be applying for the first time , but i dont need nehru coin and  the order form includes both the details . kindly guide me how to apply for mata vaishno devi coin only or one has to buy both ?
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 27, 2016, 07:03:29 AM
wow , great news . i would be applying for the first time , but i dont need nehru coin and  the order form includes both the details . kindly guide me how to apply for mata vaishno devi coin only or one has to buy both ?

Yes you can book only one set. Just put the quantity. Have the demand draft and send it by speed post. Keep copies of draft and speed post receipt.

Alternatively you can book online as well.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on August 27, 2016, 10:03:34 AM
Yes you can book only one set. Just put the quantity. Have the demand draft and send it by speed post. Keep copies of draft and speed post receipt.

Alternatively you can book online as well.
so we can use debit card too ? but i cant see the online booking for this coin in online counter sale , there are other coins such as yoga day
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Vivek on August 27, 2016, 10:25:31 AM
so we can use debit card too ? but i cant see the online booking for this coin in online counter sale , there are other coins such as yoga day
Book this coin from
http://igmmumbai.spmcil.com/Interface/CustomerLogin.aspx
Usually you get old released coins in Online booking counter. New booking are done separately.
Vivek
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on August 27, 2016, 04:11:03 PM
Book this coin from
http://igmmumbai.spmcil.com/Interface/CustomerLogin.aspx
Usually you get old released coins in Online booking counter. New booking are done separately.
Vivek
got it vivek ji , it is in place the orders option , thanks for the help , BTW , quantity can be more than one while online purchase  ? i want to buy 2 sets  of this coin
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on August 27, 2016, 04:18:28 PM
got it vivek ji , it is in place the orders option , thanks for the help , BTW , quantity can be more than one while online purchase  ? i want to buy 2 sets  of this coin

Yes. You can order as many sets as you want.
There is a restriction of one set only on counter sale product
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on August 28, 2016, 05:29:37 AM
Yes. You can order as many sets as you want.
There is a restriction of one set only on counter sale product
already done  ;D , thanks for the reply dheer ji
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on September 18, 2016, 06:24:07 AM
If you are yet to book the Mata Vaishno Devi and Nehru coins, be prepared to shell out more.
In what looks to be a first, Very Strangely, the Mint has increased the price of current bookings that are open by Rs 37, 30, 31 and 25. Not sure what led to the price change, but this could be more due to change in VAT rates imposed by Maharashtra Government recently.

The Mata Vaishno Devi Proof at Rs 4555 up by 37 compared to Rs 4518
The Mata Vaishno Devi UNC at Rs 3660 up by 30 compared to Rs 3630
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on October 16, 2016, 03:01:46 PM
As recent trend of Mumbai Mint continues with dispatch of Vaishno Devi coins even before bookings are closed.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kinnu on October 16, 2016, 07:21:43 PM
As recent trend of Mumbai Mint continues with dispatch of Vaishno Devi coins even before bookings are closed.

booked sets on first day  >:( lets c  when i get
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: jnite on October 17, 2016, 10:43:17 AM
Hello,

After how long has the mint produced a coin set with 3 coins or more,
i think the last coin set with 3 coins was the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games set by kolkata mint.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on October 17, 2016, 03:48:15 PM
Hello,

After how long has the mint produced a coin set with 3 coins or more,
i think the last coin set with 3 coins was the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games set by kolkata mint.

Yes that is right. Commonwealth was 3 coins. RBI was 5 coins. Both in the year 2010.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kinnu on October 20, 2016, 06:53:20 PM
no dispatch begun  huh  ::)
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on October 26, 2016, 04:36:09 PM
I understand that booking period has been extended by two months by the mint. Either there's a huge demand or no demand. Which one is the case here? ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on October 26, 2016, 06:54:54 PM
Haven't seen the advert, but looks like less demand
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on October 28, 2016, 07:08:45 AM
I understand that booking period has been extended by two months by the mint. Either there's a huge demand or no demand. Which one is the case here? ;)

Aditya
how do you understand that bimat ji .
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on October 28, 2016, 07:12:51 AM
how do you understand that bimat ji .

Sources. ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on October 28, 2016, 05:36:31 PM
Sources. ;)

Aditya
but the website says , no products for booking  . extension means current offer does not expires , and starting again would not mean fresh offer for sale  for the same coin
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on October 28, 2016, 05:41:08 PM
but the website says , no products for booking  . extension means current offer does not expires , and starting again would not mean fresh offer for sale  for the same coin

May be they will put it up for sale again soon. They should have anyway kept booking open during Diwali. Why close it just before Diwali, as people tend to spend more money during this season (thanks to Diwali bonus etc.)? Stupid government servants. ::)

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Pabitra on October 29, 2016, 12:55:42 AM

Stupid government servants. ::)


SPMCIL is a public sector enterprise for more than a decade now.
They are corporate sector guys and not government servants.
If the mint had remained a government undertaking, you would not have had such great collection opportunities.

Your allegation lacks rational thought.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on October 29, 2016, 03:17:36 PM
May be they will put it up for sale again soon. They should have anyway kept booking open during Diwali. Why close it just before Diwali, as people tend to spend more money during this season (thanks to Diwali bonus etc.)? Stupid government servants. ::)

Aditya
bimat ji, your sources did not tell you , is there no demand or huge demand so as to continue sale .
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on November 09, 2016, 02:11:09 PM
I understand that booking period has been extended by two months by the mint. Either there's a huge demand or no demand. Which one is the case here? ;)
Aditya

I understand that there was luke warm response to the booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coins by coin collectors. It is very surprising as everyone was expecting record breaking bookings for a much anticipated coin set. There is a possibility that Mumbai mint may revive the booking for a period of 2-3 weeks.
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on November 09, 2016, 04:39:10 PM
I understand that there was luke warm response to the booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coins by coin collectors. It is very surprising as everyone was expecting record breaking bookings for a much anticipated coin set. There is a possibility that Mumbai mint may revive the booking for a period of 2-3 weeks.

Surprising indeed. Sign of collectors becoming atheists? ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 10, 2016, 04:14:24 AM
I understand that there was luke warm response to the booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coins by coin collectors. It is very surprising as everyone was expecting record breaking bookings for a much anticipated coin set. There is a possibility that Mumbai mint may revive the booking for a period of 2-3 weeks.

That is very surprising, there were quite a few one time buyers no connection to numismatic that were interested in this set ... maybe lack of awareness of bookings ... in that regards Kolkata people are more in tune with such things and lapped up the Tagore / Swami / Theresa sets ... that it became an over kill ... and prices have dropped to below issue price ...
I think in recent times the Temple may still hold the record for maximum sets issued and the price still holding out to 2 times booking price.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: velind on November 11, 2016, 05:52:10 AM
Good Morning Folks!

Can someone update me if there will be an extension in booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coin Set ???

I missed it on October 26.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 11, 2016, 05:58:13 AM
Good Morning Folks!

Can someone update me if there will be an extension in booking of Mata Vaishno Devi coin Set ???

I missed it on October 26.

Thanks.

This is hard to predict. So even if there is no extension, there would definitely be some sets available in counter sales online bookings. So wait and watch.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on November 14, 2016, 03:32:18 AM
Dear Friends

Due to poor response, booking of Mata Vaishno Devi and Jawaharlal Nehru extended till 14 January 2017

Regards

Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Sumitha on November 14, 2016, 03:58:09 AM
 :D

Got lucky this time... I actually missed booking this coin thinking the deadline to be end of Oct.Was thinking to leave this from my collection as it would be expensive to get it from Dealer.
Here I get a second chance ;D
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on November 14, 2016, 05:15:44 AM
Given the currency issue, not sure how much traction this re-bookings would attract. I guess there will be one more round of re-bookings for this specific issue later next year.
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on November 14, 2016, 09:08:59 AM
Given the currency issue, not sure how much traction this re-bookings would attract. I guess there will be one more round of re-bookings for this specific issue later next year.

Perhaps people will find it difficult to use their black money to book at-least this issue. ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on November 16, 2016, 05:38:27 AM
:D

Got lucky this time... I actually missed booking this coin thinking the deadline to be end of Oct.Was thinking to leave this from my collection as it would be expensive to get it from Dealer.
Here I get a second chance ;D

Sumitha ji,

The market of RI coins has crashed. There is no worry if you miss any issue. You can always buy from a dealer at near mint price. In fact buying from ma dealer could be a better idea:

(a) Hassles of DD/ speed post / avoided
(b) Long tedious wait avoided (specially for Kolkata mint)
(c) No risk of damage or theft in transit
(d) You can select the set of best quality out of many sets available with dealer
(e) You save interest of upto one year for Kolkata mint (could be Rs 400-500) on one proof set.

The days of high premium over mint price are over.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on March 13, 2017, 05:48:27 PM
 this coin set will have any  extra importance which is available in the market now  . any guesses how many of such coin sets were mined .
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 15, 2017, 04:35:01 AM
this coin set will have any  extra importance which is available in the market now  . any guesses how many of such coin sets were mined .

The exact mintage is not known. However there is a prevailing practise of get the boxes from the manufacturer and putting in the coins from Proof Sets.

Thus the recent VIP sets of past few years do not command great value. Whether it would appreciate or not is a speculation depending on demand/supply.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on March 15, 2017, 05:22:09 AM
Dheer Ji

This is a 100% genuine coin set. I myself have this set in my collection since last many years.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 15, 2017, 09:16:41 AM
Dheer Ji

This is a 100% genuine coin set. I myself have this set in my collection since last many years.

Regards

Sanjay Kansal

Thanks Sanjayji,
You are right. The mint has issued limited quantity of genuine sets. Being a well know collector you would have a genuine set in your possession.

I was just pointing out to rajivji that for recent VIP sets, one should not be carried over about the mintage to determine rarity.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on March 15, 2017, 06:33:47 PM
Thanks Sanjayji,
You are right. The mint has issued limited quantity of genuine sets. Being a well know collector you would have a genuine set in your possession.

I was just pointing out to rajivji that for recent VIP sets, one should not be carried over about the mintage to determine rarity.
thanks for enlightening me . was just curious as was available at reasonable price  and i dont have this 25 rupee coin yet
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 16, 2017, 01:02:16 AM
The VIP set is around Rs 6000/-.

Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on March 16, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
The VIP set is around Rs 6000/-.
goodevening dheer sir , the above posted vip set costs around 6000 rupees ?
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 17, 2017, 03:42:49 AM
goodevening dheer sir , the above posted vip set costs around 6000 rupees ?

Yes that's right.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Abhay on March 17, 2017, 01:45:17 PM
goodevening dheer sir , the above posted vip set costs around 6000 rupees ?

Yes that's right.

Very recently, a similar set was sold on a Facebook group in an auction for Rs. 21000.00

Abhay
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on March 17, 2017, 03:36:19 PM
Very recently, a similar set was sold on a Facebook group in an auction for Rs. 21000.00

Abhay
wohitoo , asli nakli fake real rate up rate  down, it is very  confusing though  interesting hobby
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on March 17, 2017, 05:28:42 PM
Very recently, a similar set was sold on a Facebook group in an auction for Rs. 21000.00

Abhay

Anjani
It started with 15k via auction Then 2-3 reputed dealers offered it at 6-7k range. This week the price seems quite high, rigged.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on April 07, 2017, 06:24:03 AM
Dispatch of Proof and UNC sets have begun by Mumbai Mint. Keep an eye out for postman
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on April 09, 2017, 06:12:58 PM
Dispatch of Proof and UNC sets have begun by Mumbai Mint. Keep an eye out for postman
;D great , this will be my first coin from the mint  . thanks for the information dheer sir
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on April 17, 2017, 06:26:21 AM
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Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on April 18, 2017, 03:33:11 PM
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Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on April 18, 2017, 03:37:12 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
goodevening kansal ji , is there any way to know how many coin sets are or will be issued by mumbai mint of this coin .
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on April 20, 2017, 06:06:11 AM
goodevening kansal ji , is there any way to know how many coin sets are or will be issued by mumbai mint of this coin .

Hi Rajiv Ji

Are you talking about the different varieties of coin sets under different packing for Mata Vasihno Devi or about mintage of Mata Vaishno Devi?
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: rajiv on April 21, 2017, 02:37:21 PM
Hi Rajiv Ji

Are you talking about the different varieties of coin sets under different packing for Mata Vasihno Devi or about mintage of Mata Vaishno Devi?
hello kansal jee , i am talking about the coin sets which were recently issued by mumbai mint and the date for booking was also extended for that
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on April 22, 2017, 04:59:18 PM
I was at the 26th Shukla Day Coin Fair today and Mumbai Mint had its own stall. Vaishno Devi sets were available for sale and perhaps the most popular too. However, a collector pointed out that quality (in terms of striking of the coins etc) of the UNC sets is better than proof sets. The mint staff first did not agree with him, but when they checked his claim with the lot they had, they also found the same. They later said that it may be the case with some of the unc sets produced, but that was quite frustrating for them... ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on April 22, 2017, 07:08:51 PM
Agree with collectors views.
I got my sets, the proofs are partially missing frost finish on emblem.

There also seems to be a 3 degree die rotation error on UNC set

The post package was excellent this time. The sets were enclosed in cardboard box to avoid damage in transit
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on April 23, 2017, 01:46:15 PM
Agree with collectors views.
I got my sets, the proofs are partially missing frost finish on emblem.

There also seems to be a 3 degree die rotation error on UNC set

The post package was excellent this time. The sets were enclosed in cardboard box to avoid damage in transit

So the mint's claim that it may have happened with few sets is completely wrong. My friend (who brought it to their notice) had booked two proof sets online and he had to buy unc sets again due to this...

Aditya
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Naveen on April 29, 2017, 03:25:28 PM
I got my proof set. Impressive packing with magnet locking similar like mobile pouch.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: betterphilately.com on June 18, 2017, 01:05:36 AM
Someone I know is looking to buy an uncirculated set of this coin. Is there a dealer or someone who could sell a set for a reasonable price? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: velind on June 20, 2017, 12:04:27 PM
Greetings,

I had booked the Vaishno Devi coin set in January 2017. Can someone confirm if the dispatch for the January bookings has begun ?

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: coinArgon on June 20, 2017, 12:24:12 PM
Hi,

Can somebody suggest a place to get/buy ~50 of 10Rs coins (circulation coins are fine)? Is there any RBI office where these are being released?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: dheer on June 21, 2017, 02:51:57 AM
Greetings,

I had booked the Vaishno Devi coin set in January 2017. Can someone confirm if the dispatch for the January bookings has begun ?

Thanks.
The dispatch should be complete in another few months. So you should get your sets soon
Title: Re: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: kansal888 on July 07, 2017, 06:16:25 AM
Friends

I got my Mata Vaishno Devi Proof set few days back. Will post images @ weekend

Thanx
Title: New Commemorative Issue: 2012: Mata Vaishno Devi
Post by: Bimat on January 11, 2018, 03:39:17 PM
Delhi HC Dismisses Petition Seeking Withdrawal Of Coins With Religious Symbols Embossed On Them

11 JANUARY 2018 Last Updated at 2:22 PM
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The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea seeking withdrawal of coins having religious symbols embossed on them, saying it does not dent the secular fabric of the country.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar rejected the PIL filed by two Delhi residents who had sought a direction to the RBI and the Finance Ministry to withdraw the coins brought out in 2010 and 2013 with images of Brihadeeswara Temple and Mata Vaishno Devi, respectively.

"It does not dent the country's secular fabric and secularism does not bar issuance of coins to commemorate any event," the bench said.

The bench observed that the petitioners were not able to support their argument that the act of issuing coins with religious figures was impacting religious practices.

"The decision to issue coin to commemorate an occasion is purely in the domain of the government under the Coinage Act, 2011," the court said, adding there was no act of favouritism or discrimination by the government by directing minting of coins to commemorate a particular event under the Act.

The PIL filed by Delhi residents, Nafis Qazi and Abu Sayeed, had sought a direction to the RBI and the Finance Ministry to withdraw the coins brought out in 2010 and 2013 with religious symbols on them.

"These symbols undermine the secular character, a basic feature of the Constitution.... The making, marking, naming, drawing, embossing or displaying overtly any religious figure or symbol is tantamount to espousing a religion by the State," the plea had said.

(PTI)

Source: Outlook (https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/delhi-hc-dismisses-petition-seeking-withdrawal-of-coins-with-religious-symbols-e/306708)