2009-05

1000 years of Brihadeeswarar Temple

The Mumbai Mint opened bookings for this coin in July last year. Order was sent on 3.7.2012 and coin set received on 10.01.2013. Item received in 6 months. The weird thing about the way our mint works is that the coin says it was issued in 2010, but the proof set was issued only last year. This is the case for practically all the coins.





2009-05

150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore 1861-2011 (Rs 5 coin)

The Kolkota Mint opened bookings for this coin in August last year. I sent an order on 6.9.2011 and received the set on 23.4.2012. But I had forgotten that I had also ordered for the Rs 5 proof coin with the same order, that arrived on 12.5.2012. This is the first probably that the mint is supplying a coin in a box, except unlike the highly sophisticated boxes that US Mint or any other mint packs their coins in, this box were very crude and home made one at a time. Note the image of Rabindranath Tagore on the inside top cover, it is not even cut true, and also not pasted true. In the end we take what we get.





2009-05

Platinum Jubilee of the RBI 2010

The Mumbai Mint opened bookings for this coin in January last year. I sent an order on 24.1.2011 and received the sets on 4.4.2011. For the first time ever the India Govt Mint has used a plastic sheet to insert the coin capsules, as compared to the home made folder thing they had before. The sleeve is of cardboard and strangely opens at the bottom instead of being sealed.