Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a ₹100 coin in memory of late Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The coin was released a day before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee died in August this year.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma, BJP national president Amit Shah and veteran BJP leader and Vajpayee’s contemporary LK Advani in attendance at the event.
The coin features the Emblem of India on the front face. Satyamev Jayate are inscribed below the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in Devanagari script. Also inscribed on the coin are the words ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari and ‘India’ in Roman script.
The coin’s value ₹100 is also inscribed below the national emblem.
On the rear side of the coin a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his name inscribed in both Devanagari and Roman. The years 1924 and 2018 are inscribed below Vajpayee’s portrait to mark the year of his birth and death respectively.