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The next coin to come is on 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Azad.

Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad (11 November 1888 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. One of the most prominent Muslim leaders, he opposed the partition of India because he thought Muslims would be more powerful and dominant in a united India. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

The tentative date of release is November 11th, 2013. The proposal is for 5, 20, and 125 Rupees coins. Kolkata mint is coordinating mint. The proposed designs show Azad with and without traditional headgear. 20 Rupees is proposed with a view the 20 Rupees Copper Nickel coins will become standard BU mint issue from Acharya Tulasi coin onwards.
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Re: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 07:01:34 PM »
Great News. So we will have another issue this year ...
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 09:04:09 AM »
Keeping in view that Rs 20 coin is likely to be QA, there is thinking that Rs 125 coin may be dropped. Thus the set will have only Rs 5 and 20 coins. The firm decision is still awaited.

No other coin is likely to be issued in year 2013-14.

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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 09:12:29 AM »
Surprised that we would have Rs 20 in QA ... dosen't sound right more so as the Govt plans to put Rs 20 in circulation sometime soon ..
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 10:48:36 PM »
No, Mr. Dheer. The Govt has currently no plans to introduce Rs 20 coins despite the fact that it may be economically sound idea.

For me the reference coin in South East Asia has been 10 Baht of Thailand. In last one year, its value in terms of Indian Rupees has gone up from Rs.16 to Rs 19, having touched as high as Rs. 21.
From that point of view, one could justify a coin of Rs 20.

However, shifting of note-coin boundary is always a very sensitive subject. ( Note- coin boundary is where the currency note becomes less viable than a coin and ideally, that denomination should be coinized).

In India, the boundary is fuzzy as there are both notes as well as coins for the denomination of Rs. 10. In Euroland, it is clear at Euro 2 and Euro 5, as is in most countries (which have coins ) . Only country which has fuzzy boundary is USA which has that fuzziness on the boundary of US Dollar 1.

India has frequent bouts of shortage of coins ( for reasons beyond the scope of this reply) and therefore currency notes of Rs 10 are regularly issued. As a matter of fact, when this boundary was at Rs 5, there were instances of Rs 5 notes making appearances, to overcome shortage  of coins.
There are plans to enhance the capacity of mints as well as plans to introduce polymer notes which increase the life of notes and thereby deferring the shift of note-coin boundary. Let us wait and see.

Meanwhile, issue of QA coin with face value of Rs 20 has little relevance to face value as they are not issued at that price. One could put any face value ( 50 or 100) since they are collector edition and face value is indicated only to make it NCLT or parhaps ensure that collectors have something to tell their wives ( or husbands, as the case may be :-)     )



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Re: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 03:13:21 AM »
Today is the 125th birthday of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

The GOI will issue his commemorative coins today.

The coins will be released by the Finance Minister in Delhi.
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 04:18:50 PM »
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 04:26:58 PM »
Great News.
Any glimpse on how the coin will look like ... Sanjayji photos from your personal camera please !!
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 04:29:51 PM »
The Maulana coins were released today by the FM. The denominations are Rs 5 and Rs 20. They were coined by the Kolkata Mint.
Rs 20 coin is of QA. The coins have  inscription "125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad" in Hindi and English.
Below Maulana's bust, number 1888-1958 are inscribed.
The year of issue "2013" is absent.

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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 07:27:23 PM »
Hello, can anybody tell when  booking will be started ?

Thanks

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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
Hello, can anybody tell when  booking will be started ?

Thanks

The coin was just released ... typically it takes anywhere between 6 months to an year to open the bookings ... it depends on mints capacity and other factors ...
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Re: New Commemorative coin: 125th Anniversary Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 12:48:08 AM »
you mean unveiled rather than released.


Released for VIPs and unveiled for general public  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Maulana Abdul kalam azad coin
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 08:05:18 AM »
Hey guys,
I've heard news and also seen on couple of websites on the net about a coin on Maulana Abdul kalam azad.
What's your say, guys?
Also can anyone give a pic of that coin
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Re: Maulana Abdul kalam azad coin
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Re: Maulana Abdul kalam azad coin
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2014, 01:53:34 PM »
Thnks vivek.
By the way I already saw that post before but what i wanted was a pic of the coin
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