The government on Friday said it would soon make available for public use the new series coins of one, two, five, 10 and 20 rupees.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 7 had unveiled new series of coins of one rupee, two rupees, five rupees, ten rupees and twenty rupees, easily identifiable to the visually impaired.
"These new coins will be made available for public use shortly," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Union Budget 2019-20 presented in Parliament.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: A new series of coins of Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20 easily identifiable to the visually impaired were released by the PM on 7th March 2019. These coins will be made available for public use shortly. #Budget2019 pic.twitter.com/XpwPp4ysMh— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2019
The government has also issued new Rs 20 coins. The new coins will be introduced in open markets along with the existing coins of the same denomination.