A special coin of ₹ 75 featuring the Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar will be launched to honour the inauguration of new Parliament on Sunday, said the Ministry of Finance.
The new coin will also pay tribute to India’s 75 years of Independence.
While, the Lion Capital of Ashoka Piar on one side with “Satyamev Jayate” written below it, the coin will also feature the word “Bharat” written in Devanagri script on its left side and “India” in English on the right side.
The coin will have a symbol of rupee with a denomination value of 75 written below the Lion Capital.
The opposite side will show the image of parliament complex. On the upper periphery the coin will have words “Sansad Sankul” written in Devanagri and on the lower periphery “Parliamentary Complex” in English.
The coin will be made of four-part alloy that include 5% zinc, 5% nickel, 40% copper and 50% silver. It will be circular with a diameter of 44 millimeters and 200 serrations at its edges.
However, the inauguration of new parliament has sparked a row as around 20 opposition parties have boycotted the ceremony, while around 25 parties are expected to attend the ceremony.
The new parliament is scheduled to be inaugurated on 28 May by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.