Thursday, March 31, 2011

Indian 20 paisa

20 paise, 1970
20  paise lotus 1970

20 paise, 1984
20 paise 1984This 20 paisa coin was forged in Aluminium in 1983. It shows the four headed lion symbol at the obverse, and "satyamev jayate" is written in Hindi, which means truth alone triumphs. This was a question to Jamal Malik in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The movie won as many as eight oscars today, that is, the day when I posted this 20 paisa post. India/Bharat is also written. The reverse shows the denomination and the year.

Twenty paisa, 1970:food for all
20 paise 1970 lotus sun food for all
This twenty paisa coin, minted in 1970, was struck in brass. It has a gold tone. The obverse shows a lotus , which is the national flower of India. It also shows a sun at the top, and the legend reads food for all. The same thing is also written in Hindi. The reverse shows the denomination, the country and the four headed lion symbol.

20 paisa Mahatma Gandhi
20 paise mahatma gandhi
I would take the second part to be the head in this 20 paisa coin, which shows the bespectacled figure of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is known throughout the world for his non-violent approach in the frredom struggle of India. He was born in 1869 and was assassinated in 1948 by Nathuram Godse, one year after India got its independence.

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