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RBI to issue new 5 and 2 rupee coins with Commonwealth Games logo

New Delhi, Oct 12 (Calcutta Tube) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will put new Rs.5 and Rs.2 coins with the 19th Commonwealth Games logo in circulation soon.

The reverse of both the coins will bear the logo of ‘XIX Commonwealth Games, 2010-Delhi’ at the centre, flanked with the words ‘XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES, 2010-DELHI’ in English. On the left upper periphery it will be written in Hindi, RBI said in a statement Monday.

On reverse side of the coins, ‘3-14 OCTOBER 2010’ will be written below the logo in international numeral and English.

The coins are legal tender as provided in the Indian Coinage Act, 1906. ‘The existing five rupees and two rupees coins in circulation shall also continue to be legal tender,’ the RBI said.

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