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India Current and Next Bookings in 2019 
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
Kolkata
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
Mumbai
17-Nov-18 to 16-Feb-19
3rd Week of Feb 2019
PC Mahalanobis [Coins of Rs 125 and Rs 5]
29-Jun-2018
Kolkata
10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19

Atal Bihari Vajpayee [Coin of Rs 100]
24-Dec-2018
Mumbai
04-Jan-19 to 04-Apr-19

Paika Rebellion [Coin of Rs 200]
24-Dec-2018
Mumbai
04-Jan-19 to 04-Apr-19

30-Dec-2018
To Begin

13-Jan-2019


MG Ramachandran [Coin of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
17-Jan-2019
Mumbai
To Begin



Possible New Coin Release / Issues of 2019 & 2020
Event
Denomination
Tentative Date









Mahatma Gandhi 150th Anniversary
Coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10
2019
Vijay Raje Scindia
TBC [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10]
12-Oct 2019











News Section

7-Feb-2019: Bookings open for 5 Rupees Rani Gaidinliu and Biju Patnaik at Rs 333 from Hyderabad Mint. Booking Period: Feb 6th to April 5th 2019



19-Jan-2019: The Dispatch of Nabakaebara coins Sets have begun
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17-Jan-2019: MG Ramachandran coin released.


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13-Jan-2019: In the First Release Ceremony of the Calendar Year, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, at a function in New Delhi.


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04-Jan-2019: Happy New Year to all the readers. Thank you for helping me keeping the blog up to date with various comments.

In a bonanza or making it heavier on pockets, the Mumbai Mint has opened bookings for Paika Bidroha and Atal Bahari Vajpayee coins. I couldn't find the Mint Booking Advert, maybe in some other news papers. However the bookings are open on Mint Website.

Booking are Open from 4-Jan-2019 to 4-April-2019. The Atal Bahari Vajpayee Proof is at 2825 and UNC at 2615. The Paika Bidroha Proof is at 2825 and UNC at 2615.


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30-Dec-2018: The fifth and final release ceremony of the Calendar year 2018 saw the Prime Minister release the Commemorative coins on the Occasion of 75 years of TriColour in Andaman's.



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24-Dec-2018: The fourth release ceremony of Calendar year 2018 saw the release of commemorative coins of Rs 200 on Paika Rebellion. Earlier in the day coins of Atal Bhari Vajpayee were also released.

This issue has only Rs 200/- non circulating denomination and there are no circulating denomination; similar to the Vajpayee commemorative of Rs 100 only earlier today. 


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24-Dec-2018: The third release ceremony of Calendar year 2018 saw the release of commemorative coins of Rs 100 on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This is the 4th Ocassion when coins were released in the year of Death on Prime Minister; earlier being 1964 Jawharlal Nehru, 1985 Indira Gandhi and 1991 Rajeev Gandhi.
This issue has only Rs 100/- non circulating denomination and there are no circulating denomination. This is after 1981 when a commemorative issue did not have a circulating denomination. Although there were few issues like 150 Years of Telecommunications, Gur Ta Gaddi, etc where circulating denominations were not put into general circulations, but they were notified and were available in Mint Sets. It looks like Governmnet is moving away from issuing commemorative coins in circulating denominations, the recent gazette notifications of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, 75 years of Tricolour in Andamans, Paika Rebellion published before Vajpayee release also don’t have circulating denomination. However Vajpayee is the first issue to be released and other are still notifications.



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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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22 comments:

  1. whether P.C. Mahalnobis Rs. 5 coin is out for circulation as I have seen one on ebay.com

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    1. Some coins were issued as part of release ceremony.

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  2. Any idea on AIIMS, Parliament anniversary and Bhisham Sahni anniversary coin releases?

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    1. AIIMS and Bhisham Sahni were never approved. The Parliament 60th Anniversary was released quite a few years back.

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  3. sirs, we are not able to book proof coins from the website. Can anyone please help.

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    1. I am also not able to login website for last two days, is there any one who is facing the same problem

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  4. I'm also not able to login for proof set I request admin to rectify

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  5. Now proof set login is possible

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  6. Dear Admin is it possible to make a single application form for all the five coins open for booking for offline booking

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    1. Yes. You can make a single DD for the total amount and fill the application and send it by Speed Post or Registered Post. Please keep Xerox of DD and the form for your reference.

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  7. Under Download Section please update "Proof & UNC Set Book" & "Fake Coins & Currency"

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    1. Yes it is on cards. The Proof & UNC would be around early Feb. The Fake would be around April.

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  8. Dear Admin thank you for your clarification of booking five coins in one application

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  9. Has the Nabakalebara Set dispatch really begun?

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    1. Few individuals have received it.

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  10. Feb 3rd week nabakalebara sets despatch will begin as indicated in the schedule But dear Admin says some individuals have received.Proper updation is required Sir

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  11. This is weird... I JUST booked a coin called "KUMBH SNAN SILVER SOUVENIR COIN - 40 gram weight / 999 purity - (Limited Edition)" from Mumbai Mint's website (order # ORD2018946). I came here to check if this coin was mentioned on the blog. It wasn't. So I went back to the Mumbai Mint site to check and give you guys more details... except that now I cannot find that listing there anymore!!! I swear I just paid the money and completed the transaction minutes ago and also got an email confirming the order number!!!! Funny. Didn't know limited edition would be so limited that it's gone in minutes!

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    1. It is not a coin in numismatic language. It is more of a token. I am not sure if online booking of such token is possible. It would be the first time. Generally these are sold at specific outlets.

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  12. It's still available in the Counter Sale Booking page of Mumbai mint... Very few left as they mention...

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  13. 19-Jan-2019: The Dispatch of Nabakaebara coins Sets have begun
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    About this news, i confirmed from Mumbai mint, and they informed that dispatch will began post 16Feb only.

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  14. Hyderabad mint opened bookings for single coins of Biju Parnaik and Rani Gaidinliu

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