Tuesday, October 9, 2007

India 5 rupees 2007 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak

New circulating type:

(information by Alex Zlotin)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a scholar, mathematician, philosopher, and militant nationalist who helped lay the foundation for India's independence. He founded and served as president of the Indian Home Rule League and, in 1916, concluded the Lucknow Pact with Mohammed Ali Jinnah, which provided for Hindu-Muslim unity in the struggle for independence.

Interesting biography in Wikipedia.

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.85 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security


  1. The Tilak coins was initially issued with word 'Tilak Ji' in hindi. At this, the followers of Tilak took offence. These coins were later recalled. The fresh coins were issued with word 'Tilak'. Now, the 'Tilak Ji' coins are being sold for $ 100 each whereas 'Tilak' coins are available at $ 2. Sanjay Kansal kansal888@yahoo.com

  2. Hi Government of India has released two commemorative coins on Platimum Jubilee of Indian Air Force on 8th Oct 07. The coins were issued by the Prime Minister in New Delhi. These coins will be available for general public later. kansal888@yahoo.com