Commemorative coins of India

Commemorative coins are coins that were issued to commemorate some particular event or issue. Indian commemorative coins were issued from the 1964s onwards. Such coins have a distinct design with reference to the occasion on which they were issued. Many coins of this category serve as collectors items only, although some are also issuing commemorative coins for regular circulation.Modern and Commemorative Indian Coins are very interesting to discuss because they cover many topics like Indian Independence Struggle, War, Peace, Wildlife, Vegetation, Great Personalities, Various Events and Organisations. The highest value coin is Rs. 1000 issued on the occasion of 1000 years of Brihadeeswarar Temple. In 1 set, there are 2-9 coins of different values.


Commemorative coins are made at various mints across India including the ones at Mumbai, Noida, Calcutta & Hyderabad.

The First Commemorative Coins

The first commemorative coins was dated 1964 and had a bust of Jawaharlal Nehru on observe and was issued in one and half rupee.

See also


  • Indian Coins Forum
  • India Coin News & Forums
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