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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
Re-Book 10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19
1st Week of Feb 2018
125 Years of National Archives of India [Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10]
11-Mar-2016
Mumbai
17-Nov-18 to 16-Feb-19

Tatya Tope – 200th Birth Centenary [Coins of Rs 200 and Rs 10]
18-Apr-2016
Kolkata
20-Dec-17 to 5-Feb-18
Re-Book 10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19
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
1st Week of Sept 2018
25-Nov-2016
Kolkata
10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19

University of Mysore [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
23-Dec-2016
Mumbai
17-Nov-18 to 16-Feb-19

150 Years of Srimad Rajchandra [Coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10]
28-Jun-2017
Kolkata
16-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
Re-Book 10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19
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
1st Week of Sept 2018
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
24-Sep-2017
16-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
Re-Book 10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19
4th week of July 2018
Nabakalebara [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10]
18-Mar-2018
17-Nov-18 to 16-Feb-19

PC Mahalanobis [Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 5]
29-Jun-2018
10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19







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



Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5
Likely Cancelled
Coins of Rs 350
TBC
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Anniversary
Coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10
2019
Paika Rebellion
Coin of Rs 200
2019
75 years of Tricolour in Andamans
Coins of Rs 75 
30-Dec-2018
Vijay Raje Scindia
TBC [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10]
12-Oct 2019
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Coins of Rs 100
25-Dec-2018


News Section


13-Dec-2018: Looks like December is going to end with release of 2 Coins. The already confirmed 75 Years of Tricolour in Andamans, and a Coin on Birth Anniversary of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 25-Dec. The notification for Paika Rebellion is also out and is likely to be released in early 2019.

Of late it is to be noted that the commemorative coins are only in Non-Circulation Denominations. There are no Circulation denominations notified for last 4 releases now. It is more and more getting confirmed that the Government doesn't want to take more chances in getting into controversy by releasing circulating denominations. This means an ordinary collector who goes through his daily change will not be able to collect the coins. The interest in this field is bound to go down. It would then largely remain a rich man's hobby.
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09-Dec-2018:Kolkata Mint has opened booking for all the remaining 2 sets, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Mahalanobis and rebooking for 4 sets; Srimad Rajchandra, Deendayal, Tatya Tope, Biju.

1. 500th Anniversary of Shri Krishna Chait anya Mahaprabhu's coming to Vrindavan. Proof at Rs 3087 and UNC at Rs 3277.
2. 125th Birth Anniversary of PC Mahalanobis. Proof at Rs 3798 and UNC at Rs 3274
3. 150th Birth Anniversary of Srimad Rajchandra. Proof at Rs 3922 and UNC at Rs 3318.
4. Birth Centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Proof at Rs 3919 and UNC at Rs 3314.
5. 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope. Proof at Rs 3922 and UNC at Rs 3318.
6. Biju Patniak Birth Centenary. Proof at Rs 3919 and UNC at Rs 3314


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17-Nov-2018: Mumbai Mint has opened new bookings for Shree Jagannath Nabakaebara Yatra, Mysore University and National Archives. The bookings are open this time for a period of 3 months from 17-Nov-2018 to 16-Feb-2019. The Proof is at Rs 3975 and UNC at Rs 3135. The Nabakaebara coins are more expensive at Rs 4295 and 3540 as the silver content is 80%.


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14- Nov-2018: The specifications for the commemorative coin on 75 years of tricolour in Andamans are out. There is a second instance of Rs 75 denomination coin. Surprisingly there are no circulation denominations.
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3-Sept-2018: Mumbai mint has begun dispatch of MS Subbulakshmi and Maharana Pratap coin set
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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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67 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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  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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  29. Received MS Subbalaxmi and Maharana pratap coins today.

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  30. can you please post images for the same

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  31. Where can I get complete details such as prefix and sets of notes including new 2018 notes

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    1. There are books by Razwan, and others. You can also join Facebook groups were there are prefixes discussed

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  32. Coin notes exhibition dates for 2019 for various cities please

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    1. There is one organized by Chennai Numismatic & Philatelic Society between 5th to 7th October, 2018. Venue :Abu Sarovar Portico, 926 Poonamalee high road, Near Das prakash circle, Egmore, Chennai 600084

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  33. today I receive pandit dindayal upadhyay proof coin from Kolkata mint

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  34. Heard of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi's Centenary Year of his Punyatithi being celebrated by a Commemorative Coin, unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister. Any news around it, in the forum?

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    1. Nope. Not heard any such news about coin being released.

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    2. Reference Website: https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-pm-modi-attends-centenary-celebrations-of-sai-baba-samadhi-in-shirdi-see-pics-2676943/pm-modi-releases-commemorative-coin-2676976

      Point # 8 to be noted...

      Also this page can be referred:

      http://www.afternoondc.in/city-news/upa-housing-schemes-propagated-vote-bank-politics-narendra-modi/article_233829

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    3. Looks like a token, similar to what Jewellers have. Struck by the trust and unveiled by PM. No emblem or value on the token.

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  35. 100rs coin of sai baba i have heard for sure probably some 5months back...

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  36. Hi, This may seem a bit off-topic in discussion, Iam looking for a 5Rs. Crop Science Coin, Not The Kolkota issue but that of the first issue, I have been postponing the purchase because there are lot of fakes. Need one now, Its the only coin required to complete my commemorative mint wise collection. How much should I pay?? Also need support in identifying the fake. - Joe

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    1. The price is in the range of Rs 8000 to 12000. Identifying fake needs physical examination. Some are easy to identify with finish and minor difference. Some are more difficult. Identifying first vs second strike is also not 100% sure. Best buy from trusted dealers, auction house

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  37. https://www.indiatvnews.com/business/news-rbi-new-rs-75-commemorative-coin-netaji-subash-chandra-bose-specifications-details-design-482491

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  38. Received srimadrajachandra coins set today

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  39. I've been collecting coins and bank notes for the past few years only. Ebay.in was one of the major source for addition to my collection. Since ebay has closed shop in India, is there any other trusted website or online market place to purchase bank notes and coins?

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    1. Unfortunately no. Olx, Quikr, are full of fakes. There are quite a few griupg on Facebook. Most are fake, shoddy, scam vanish away. There are few genuine dealers. Keep watching for few months and then decide. Else visit coin exhibition and connect with dealers.

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  40. Kolkata mint today started booking fir 500th anniversary of Srikrishna Chaitnya's coming to Brindavan and 125th birth anniversary of P. C. Mahalonobis. Please refer page 6 of sunday times

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  41. Kolkata Mint Website Still does not show any Product for Booking... Seems like a Glitch...

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  42. Anyone able to book Kolkata Mint Products since yesterday? I still see none listed...

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  43. University of Mysore coin bookings are open. However, in the table in news and info section, it is inadvertantly mentioned as pending. Please correct the same.

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  44. Now Kolkata mint website is accepting online bookings. You may please book the sets through the website

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    1. I tried last night and the booking failed after the banking transaction was completed. I couldn't see the order in Track Orders page. I have raised a complaint now in their 'Feedback' link with the banking transaction reference.

      The site is poorly maintained and unstable at times.

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    2. Yes it is. It happened few years back to me. No response from mint after 6 months and dozen chasers. Set's were delivered.

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    3. Worst part is that in their FAQ page related to products, a telephone number is shared. When I tried calling the call gets rejected as invalid number.

      Please help if you have any other contacts / email of spmcil kolkata to communicate.

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