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India Current and Next Bookings in 2018 
Coin Release and Dispatch Schedules

Commemorative Event
Release / Mint
Bookings
Dispatch
Birth Centenary Biju Patnaik [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
5-Mar-2016
Kolkata
20-Dec-17 to 5-Feb-18
1st Week of Feb 2018
125 Years of National Archives of India [Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10]
11-Mar-2016
Mumbai
Pending

Tatya Tope – 200th Birth Centenary [Coins of Rs 200 and Rs 10]
18-Apr-2016
Kolkata
20-Dec-17 to 5-Feb-18
1st Week of Feb 2018
475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10]
9-May-2016
Mumbai
06-Mar-18 to 05-May-18
To Begin
25-Nov-2016
Kolkata
Pending

University of Mysore [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
23-Dec-2016
Mumbai
Pending

150 Years of Srimad Rajchandra [Coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10]
28-Jun-2017
Kolkata
16-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
3rd Week of June 2018
MS Subbalakshmi [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10]
19-Sep-2017
Mumbai
06-Mar-18 to 05-May-18
To Begin
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
24-Sep-2017
16-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
3rd week of July 2018
Nabakalebara [Coins of Rs 1000 and Rs 10]
18-Mar-2018
Pending

PC Mahalanobis [Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 5 ]
29-Jun-2018
Pending





Hyderabad Mint 4 Single Coin Sets

17-Jul-17 to 16-Sep-17
Last week of Feb 2018


Possible New Coin Release / Issues of 2018 & 2019
Event
Denomination
Tentative Date


Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5

Coins of Rs 350 and Rs 10
March 2018
Mahatma Gandhi, 150th birth anniversary
TBC Rs 150 and Rs 10 2019








News Section

29-Jul-2018: Fake coins of Rs 1000 of Nabakaebara Yatra are already finding their way into market without even the coins being invited for bookings. The strike is good and the dies are well made. This should be a reminder of the dangers in this hobby. Please be sure what you buy from market. This is also applicable for error coins that are easily make outside the mint.


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29-Jun-2018: Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 5 were released by Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at the closing ceremony of 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis and the 12th Statistical Day celebration, in Kolkata. More details click here.
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17-Jun-2018: Rs 10 coins of India Africa Sumitt, Mumbai Mint and Dr S Radhakrishnan and Lala Lajpat Rai from Kolkata Mint are in Circulation. There is no RBI press release.
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13-May-2018: A revised e.book on Fake Currencies of India is available in the Download Section.
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26-Mar-2018: With the Gazette notification for the 350th Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, things are set for the issue of a commemorative coin. The denomination will be Rs 350. This makes it the first coin of Rs 350 to be issued. Strangely the Gazette is silent on circulation denomination. It may still be a circulation coin of Rs 10. Numismatists Sanjay Kansal informs that the release ceremony would be held shortly.
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18-Mar-2018: After a long weight, the coins on Nabakalebar were finally released. President Ramnath Kovind attends the centenary celebrations of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Sri Sadasiva Campus in Puri . On the occasion, Kovind unveiled Rs 10 and Rs 1, 000 commemorative coins on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebara in presence of his wife Sabitri Kovind, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibya Singh Deb, Governor Dr SC Jamir, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Higher Education Minister Ananta Das. 





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10-Mar-2018: A new version of Fake Coins of Republic India is available in the download section.
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06-Mar-2018: New booking form Mumbai mint. Maharana Pratap and Subbulakshmi coins booking open.

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18-Feb-2018: Hyderabad mint has started dispatch of the coin sets.
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17-Feb-2018: Coin Bookings are open again from Kolkata Mint. Bookings open for Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Shrimad Rajchandra. The Proof is at Rs 2734 and 2735 and UNC at 2372 and 2374. The bookings are open from 16-Feb-2018 to 31-Mar-2018. It seems these days Kolkata Mint is not advertising in Times of India. They may be releasing the Adv in some other papers.


The Kolkata Mint seems to be doing fantastic job on previous bookings, that the dispatch started even before the bookings closed. There are still some outstanding dispatches for the Indo-Africa Summit. It was supposed to be completed quite sometime back by August 2017, there are still some orders that are not fulfilled. Hopefully mint will dispatch these soon.
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28-Jan-2018: The reduction in taxes means that the Counter sale coin sets from Mumbai and Kolkata Mint have reduced the prices. The Kolkata Mint prices are still way high than market rates. Some of the sets listed by Mint are available with dealers for less than 1/4 the price. It is best to avoid buying any coin set from Kolkata Mint. The Mumbai mint prices are more reasonable, barring few initial issues. Coins like Mata Vaishno devi are now available from Counter sale at a price less than original issue price. See the prices on Coin Booking
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27-Jan-2018: A new Excel giving out the list of Commemorative, Definitive, Mint sets is available in Download section.
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5-Jan-2018: New rs 10 note to be put into circulation shortly.

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4-Jan-2018: A revised version of Proof and UNC Set e.book is available. You can visit this link here or visit the download section.
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2-Jan-2018: Wish you all a very happy new year. I would also like to take this time to thank quite a few who have helped maintain up to date information. Without these contributions, it would have been extremely difficult to get relevant information.
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38 comments:

  1. Dear Coin Collector Buddies - Wish You All a Happy 2018! The dispatch of the Online Bookings for Komagata Maru & Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's Home Coming Sets are yet to start, and a tentative timeline is Mid - March 2018. The Dispatch of Offline Bookings for the aforesaid sets is currently on - hold, due to some technical issues with Procurement; as per the recent discussion with the IG Mint, Mumbai. This is for the reference of all, who have booked these sets; either Offline or Online. Meanwhile Circulating Coins have been stopped to be in production since last month, due to excess supply in the overall market, and demand for the lots already minted; being least now a days!! Happy Collecting.....

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  2. I wanted to book the Vaishno Devi Proof Set from the Mumbai Mint Online Counter Sale , I wanted to know whether those sets are Reminted or Extra Sets. My doubt arised as I saw the rates in the Counter Sale were less than that of the booking price. It would be greatful if someone could put some light into this.

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    1. Extra sets. Mints are using a mix of market price for the sets and price of silver. As the price of silver is reduced, this reflects in the new price by mint.

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    2. Just took a close look. The price on the main page is incorrect. Once you login, the price is same as original booking amount less of taxes that were down to 5%

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  3. Wonderful News Buddies - India Govt. Mint Kolkata has started the despatch of Tata Tope's Bi-Centenary Sets. Pretty Fast, must say; while Bookings are still ON. Unexpected, and definitely the Team deserves a KUDOS this time.. :)

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  4. This is really wonderful and the team surely deserves all the praise.

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  5. Tatya Tipe coin received today.

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  6. HELLO SIR , I NOT YET RECEIVE MY RS 500 INDIA AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT SET FROM THE MINT .IT'S TOO LATE.

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  7. Hello All, Just confirmed with Hyderabad Mint. The "Hyderabad Mint 4 Single Coin Sets" will be dispatched today (16th Feb) and tomorrow (dispatch will be over by Monday). People who ordered it online, the status (Postal Tracking Number) will be available under 'Track Order' by Tuesday (20th Feb).

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  8. With Guru Gobind Singh coins, you have written 'TBC'. What does this mean?

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    1. The theme is still under discussion. It is not yet approved.

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  9. Mumbai Mint has started the dispatches of the Online Orders for Mahatma Gandhi's Home Coming and Komagata Maru Sets.

    Also, the Advertisement for the latest Booking from Kolkata Mint were published in TOI (17th February), apart from ABP (Region Daily), on the same day - after commencement of Bookings from the 16th Feb 2018.

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  10. Dear Admin - Any news or update regarding Nabakalebara Coins to be released. It's almost 3 years since the ceremony....

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    1. It's on and off. Supposed to be any time now. But my guess is it would be in March

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  11. Received yesterday the 4 single coin sets that I ordered from hyderabad mint way back in Aug 2017.

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  12. Advt. Of coins BOOKING. ON TOI.
    475TH BIRTH ANN. OF MAHARANA PRATAP.
    BIRTH CENTENARY OF DR. M. S. SUBBULAKSHMI.
    STARTED TODAY

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  13. Dear admin just received message from Falcon coins Bangalore that they are with 25re silver coin of matavaishnodevi @ re 4500 Is it available in the mint for booking please inform sir

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  14. Received Tatya Tope coins which were booked offline on 31jan 2018

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  15. Dear Admin - Is there any news on a Commemorative Coin to be issued on the Centenary of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi's Punyatitithi; this year?

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    1. Hi Saurab,
      Haven't heard anything about it. May be other readers can comment

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  16. Shirdi Sai baba coins expected to be declared around separately 18. Request for issue of the coins has been approved.

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  17. Received Biju patnaik coins offline booked on 31st jaJanua2018 thanks to Kolkata mint

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  18. Here goes my heart warming messages on the Eve of Eid - Ul - Fitr, with a Wonderful News that the India Government Mint, Kolkata has started the Despatches of the Online Order of the Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Srimad Rajchandra...

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    1. Thanks Saurabh, fantastic news

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  19. Apologies for the Unknown Identity; the above Message at 7:55 PM IST earlier today; was from Me

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  20. Received Srimad Rajchandra Coin Booked on 18th February

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  21. Received a Jamshedji Tata Coin, in circulation...

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  22. According to Sanjay Kansal ji New Commemorative coins on PC Mahalabonis are to be issued by the Vice President on 29th June 2018 at Kolkata. Denomination to be Rs5 and Rs125

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  23. https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/statistics-day-vice-president-to-release-rs-125-coin/amp_articleshow/64791758.cms

    125 rs. Commemorative coin issued on PC Mahalabonis

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  24. New 100 Rupee in Lavendar Avatar is being launched by RBI.. The Reverse of the Note in the New 2016 Gandhi Series will bear the famed - Rani ki Vav (World Heritage Site from Patan - Gujarat)

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  25. Received Begum Akhtar Centenary coin (INR 5/- coin) in circulation...

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  26. Despatches of IG Mint Kolkata Online Bookings of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Birth Centenary have begun...

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  27. Received Deendayal Upadhyay coin set today

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  28. this is also my 150th commemorative coin and 124th commemorative issue

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    1. Congratulations. 124th issue, fantastic. Looks like you have the complete set of proof sets, except few.

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