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Surprise, actually two. First the coin subject was not predicted by the forum members so far. Second, we are back to more than 2 commemorative coins after a while. Coins will be issued in Rs 100, Rs 50 and Rs 10 denominations. Last commemorative coins set in 3 or more denominations was issued on Shri Vaisho Devi Shrine Board in 2013.

Swami Pranavananda was born on 29 January 1896, so technically the coin could be issued on 29th Jan 2021. Let's see. India Post had also issued a well designed commemorative postal stamp on the spiritual leader in November 2002. See attached.

The commemorative coins will be bear the portrait of Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj. The inscription in Hindi will be depicted on the upper periphery of the coins and the inscription in English, '125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SRIMAT SWAMI PRANAVANANDAJI MAHARAJ' will be depicted in the lower periphery. The year '2021' will be written below the image of Swami Ji.

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 02:37:47 AM »
Looks like a come back of circulation denomination
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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 06:27:31 AM »
Interesting.

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 03:35:11 AM »
Yes.
10 Rupees coin might be released in to circulation

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 10:10:57 AM »
Yes.
10 Rupees coin might be released in to circulation

I am wondering what will be the cost of this set. With the recent pricing trend the price of the set comprising of 3 coins could be around INR 6000-7000.

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 03:36:46 AM »
Pricing are strange... ideally shouldn't be more than few hundred rupees
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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 11:27:44 AM »
Why does centre piece of Rs 10 coin states "Nickel Silver", when there is no silver content in the alloy? ???

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 04:50:30 AM »
Why does centre piece of Rs 10 coin states "Nickel Silver", when there is no silver content in the alloy? ???
It is the trade name of the alloy.
See the specifications of new circulation series 10 and 20 Rupees coins.
This distinguishes from Cupro-Nickel alloy of earlier 10 Rupees coins core.

Same way, as the alloy used in 10 and 20 Eurocent is called " Nordic Gold" OR famous imitation jewellery is made of "German Silver"

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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2021, 10:45:04 AM »
It is the trade name of the alloy.
See the specifications of new circulation series 10 and 20 Rupees coins.
This distinguishes from Cupro-Nickel alloy of earlier 10 Rupees coins core.

Same way, as the alloy used in 10 and 20 Eurocent is called " Nordic Gold" OR famous imitation jewellery is made of "German Silver"
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Re: New commemorative issue 2021: Swami Pranavananda 125th birth anniversary
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2021, 04:48:59 PM »
Probably the coin will be released on 27 February 2021 on the occasion of 'Maghi Purnima'. Pranavananda was born on this day as per 'tithi'.

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Hi,

Is booking for this coin opened? Not seen any communication on booking dates.


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I don't think so.

For many decades, there is a fight going on between producers of high quality stuff and evil marketeers. Legislation now stipulates that you cannot call something chocolate if it doesn't contain a minimum percentage of cacao, you cannot put on orange an a label if there isn't any orange juice in the drink, you cannot call something Parmesan if it's produced in a chemical factory in the US.

If Indian law should permit calling something a silver alloy that contains no silver, the product clearly breaches international trade law, so it cannot be exported and risks confiscation at the border if it is.

And the German silver / Nordic gold thing? They are dancing on the edge of illegality by adding a word. Since German silver is not silver and derogatory (it came about when silver tableware was imitated with copper-nickel tableware in the 19th century) I think it wouldn't pass a border check. At least Nordic gold was invented in Scandinavia, so it has a better chance, but it is taking the chance of getting into trouble later on.

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It is the trade name of the alloy.
See the specifications of new circulation series 10 and 20 Rupees coins.
This distinguishes from Cupro-Nickel alloy of earlier 10 Rupees coins core.

Same way, as the alloy used in 10 and 20 Eurocent is called " Nordic Gold" OR famous imitation jewellery is made of "German Silver"
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Hi,

Is booking for this coin opened? Not seen any communication on booking dates.

The release has been delayed as politicians are hob bobbing in Bangladesh, perhaps to get votes from illegal immigrants.