The government on Tuesday, 13 November, announced that it will release a Rs 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Ministry of Finance.
“The coin of seventy-five rupees denomination shall only be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the central government on the occasion of ‘75th Anniversary of Hoisting of Tricolour’ for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.”Notification
How Much Will The New Coin Weigh?
The 35 gram coin will be composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, and 5 percent each of nickel and zinc.
What Will It Look Like?
This coin will bear the portrait of Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the flag on the background of the Cellular Jail. A numeral 75th along with the inscription ‘anniversary’ will be depicted below the portrait. There will be inscription in both Devanagari script and English saying 'First Flag Hoisting Day'.
On 21 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort and unveiled the plaque to commemorate the 75th anniversary of formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by Bose.