2015 - Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda - VIP and Proof Sets

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The fourth release function saw the release of a coin commemorating the Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda.

The coin and the details of the set are;

Release Function:

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing a commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of Swami Chinmayananda, at a function, in New Delhi on May 08, 2015. The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley, the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha, the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Tejomayananda and the National Director of Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Swami Mitrananda are also seen.

Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati (born Balakrishna Menon; 8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993) was a Hindu spiritual leader and teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation, to spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the nondual system of thought found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of the Vedas.

Chinmayananda is known for teaching Bhagavad gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Hindu scriptures. From 1951 onward, he spearheaded a global Hindu spiritual and cultural renaissance that popularised the religion's esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English all across India and abroad.

Chinmayananda inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission in 1953. Founded by his disciples and led by him, it is a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organisation that encompasses more than 300 centres in India and internationally. He authored 95 publications, including commentaries on the major Upanishads and Bhagavad gita. He was a visiting professor of Indian philosophy at several American and Asian universities and he conducted university lecture tours in many countries.

Through his Vedantic teachings, publications, centres, ashrams, temples, and social service projects around the globe, his work continues to provide cultural and spiritual instruction to members of the Hindu diaspora. He died on 3 August 1993.

Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10
Image Credits Sachin Jain

There is a huge delay in dispatch of these sets with quite a few collectors not getting this for more than a year. Not sure what prompted, but Kolkata mint set out a letter to everyone in November 2016 saying that the sets will be dispatched by December 2016. Still not sign of other sets booked along with this.

Proof Set
Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10


  1. How can I order this coin.
    Plz Help.

  2. Booking is not yet open. Read the article on booking coins from mint

  3. When do you think Rs. 100/- coin will be for sale? can youn mail me on shreekant.adhiya@gmail.com

  4. The Kolkata mint is still reeling under quite a bit of backlog, this may not be any time soon ... it could take 6 or more months.

  5. I ordered last october. Any idea when the will dispatch ? I have not been able to get response for emails or phone calls.


    1. The despatch began from 3rd week of March. Kolkata mint completes the postal orders first and then online orders. So depending on when and how you booked, it would take another 3-6 months