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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
2nd week of Sept 2019
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
25-Nov-2016
Kolkata
10-Dec-18 to 11-Mar-19
3rd Week of Feb 2019
University of Mysore [Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
23-Dec-2016
Mumbai
17-Nov-18 to 16-Feb-19
2nd Week of Sept 2019
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
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
3rd week of March 2019
Atal Bihari Vajpayee [Coin of Rs 100]
24-Dec-2018
Mumbai
04-Jan-19 to 04-Apr-19
Last week of Nov 2019
Paika Rebellion [Coin of Rs 200]
24-Dec-2018
Mumbai
04-Jan-19 to 04-Apr-19
Last week of Nov 2019
30-Dec-2018
Mumbai
12-Dec-2019 to 15-Jan-2020

Guru Gobind Singh[Coin of Rs 350]
13-Jan-2019
21-Jan-2020

MG Ramachandran [Coin of Rs 100 and Rs 5]
17-Jan-2019
Mumbai
21-Jan-2020

Jallianwala Bagh [Coin of Rs 100]
13-Apr-2019
Kolkata
08-Jan-20 to 31-Mar-20

Vikram Sarabhai [Coins of Rs 100]
12-Aug-2019
Kolkata
08-Jan-20 to 31-Mar-20

2-Oct-2019
Mumbai
2-Oct-19 to 30-Nov-19
1st week of Feb 2020
Paramahansa Yogananda [Coin of Rs 125]
29-Oct-2019
Kolkata
08-Jan-20 to 31-Mar-20

Guru Nanak [Coins of Rs 550]
19-Nov-2019
To Begin

250th Session of Rajya Sabha [Coins of Rs 250]
26-Nov-2019
To Begin






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



Vijay Raje Scindia
Coins of Rs 100
12-Oct 2019
Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji
Coins of Rs 200 and Rs 10
2019










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News Section

10-Feb-2020: Dispatch of Mahatma Gandhi coins have begun.

21-Jan-2020:
Mumbai Mint has opened Bookings for
MG Ramachandran Birth Centenary, Proof at Rs 3915 and UNC at Rs 3055
350th Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, Proof at Rs 2985 and UNC at Rs 2750

The MGR set would also have the circulation denomination of Rs 5 and hence is priced more than the Guru Gobind Ji sets. However Rs 1000 more for proof looks quite unresonable.




20-Jan-2020:
Good new for Delhi residents, Mint has opened a Counter for sale of commemorative coins.


08-Jan-2020:
Happy New year to all the readers.
Kolkata Mint has opened new bookings from 08-Jan-2020 to 31-03-2020 for the following coins
Jallianwala Bagh Proof at 2527 and UNC 2297
Paramahansa Yogananda Proof at Proof 2599 and UNC 2373
Vikram Sarabhai Proof at 2622 and UNC 2396
Bookings extended for Guru Nanak Dev coins till 31-Mar-2020



12-Dec-2019: Mumbai Mint has opened the bookings for 75 years of Tricolour in Andamans. The Proof is at Rs 2830/- and UNC at Rs 2655. The bookings are open from 12-Dec-2019 to 15-Jan-2020.




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28-Nov-2019: Dispatch of Vajpayee and Piaka coins have begun from Mumbai mint. The packaging is different. The coin is air tight coin capsule. The capsule is in a box The top of the box has a nice design.
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26-Nov-2019: Coins on 250th Session of Rajya Sabha were released by President Ram Nath Kovind, in the Central Hall of Parliament. The 70th anniversary of the adoption of the constitution of India was celebrated and a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament was held to mark the occasion.
Rajya Sabha TV has a YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioYzxg4Pc3Y




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18-Nov-2019: Kolkata Mint has started the booking for 550th Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The proof is for Rs 2600 and UNC for Rs 2374
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09-Nov-2019: Coins on the ocassion of 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji were released by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi after paying obeisance at the Gurudwara Ber Sahib, in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab



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29-Oct-2019: Coins commemorating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda were released by Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman at a function in New Delhi. Also present Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur, Secretary Ministry of Culture Shri Arun Goel, Swami Vishwananda Giri, Swami Smaranananda Giri and other monks & devotees



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5-Oct-2019: There are quite a few issues lined up for this year although the date for the event has passed, also strange is the notification to have circulation denomination for Satguru Ram Singh coins, maybe Govt will decide to have circulation commemorative coins back.
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2-Oct-2019: Coins on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi released.
Bookings open by Mumbai mint. For the first time the coins are with 99.9% purity in Silver. There is also a special wooden package apart from routine Blister.




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14-Sep-2019: Dispatch of National Archives and Mysore University has begun.
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12-Aug-2029: Coins on Birth centenary of Vikram's Sarabhai released.


The Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr. K. Sivan along with other dignitaries releasing the commemorative coin from Department of Atomic Energy, during the inaugural function of birth centenary celebration of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, at Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Center, in Ahmedabad on August 12, 2019

26-Apr-2019: The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Greenish Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.



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13-Apr-2019: Commemorative coins of Rs 100 on Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre released




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09-Apr-2019: Commemorative coins of Rs 100 will be released shortly on Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
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21-Mar-2019: If you follow through the comments, dispatch of PC Mahanoblis began from 3rd week of March 2019.
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16-Mar-2019: Received my Nabkalebar coins
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7-Mar-2019: The New Coins Series was published in the Gazette. There was a release ceremony to release the coins. It is unclear whether there will be booking for this definitive series like in the past and more recently in 2010 when the new series was launched. The Rs 20 denomination coins can soon be reality.




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25-Feb-2019: Received my set of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu from Kolkata mint
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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

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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.




109 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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    2. Received the Nabakalebara set today

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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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    2. Hello Admin.. I booked this token online on Mumbai Mint website but after the website changes, I am not able to see the order details on the order page of the mint. Tried reaching out to mint but most of my follow up mails go unanswered

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    3. @Soham: I had similar experience. Not sure if its a technical glitch. Fingers crossed. Lot of regular collectors are not sure if these tokens can be booked online. Lets see if we get lucky.

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    4. Got the delivery of Kumbh Snan token today.

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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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  15. Mumbai mint extends the bookings for Nabakalebara, Mysuru University and National Archives Sets till 19th March 2019... Source: TOI

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  16. There is major change in booking section on Govt. Mint website. Now booking from all mints have been put on single page. I unable to find any link where I can see the status of my booked coins. Can anyone help..

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  17. Sirs, I have received chaitanya Mahaprabhu coin yesterday.

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  18. Mr.Ansul If you have booked online , order number will be there From that you can track

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  19. Dear Admin As per your advice dd for five coins together but the mint has returned it with a direction to send two separate dds

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  20. Unable to book any coin online from new spmcil website when try to add coins in cart error occurred any one got error?

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  21. Received chaitanya Mahaprabhu coin which was online booked on 26 Dec 2018

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  22. I have not receive my 3rd INDIA AFRICA SUMMIT UNCSETS from Kolkota Mint,but i have received the other Sets which I have booked 2 months before.How long to Wait?

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  23. Any update on the Nabakalebara Coin Dispatch from Mumbai Mint?

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  24. Received the Nabakalebara set today.

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  25. Sirs, Received Nabakelebars from Mumbai Mint and Mahalanobis from Kolkatta Mint last 15th March.

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  26. Received P C Mahalanobis coin set from Kolkata mint which was online booked on 26 Dec 2018

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  27. Dear Admin - In the Proposed New Coins 2019 Section - Paramananda Yogananda would be actually - "Paramahangsha (Meaning - The Divine Swan) Yogananda"...

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  28. Despatch of P Mahanalobis commemorative coin is not shown in the schedule.Better if updated

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  29. Received P C Mahalanobis and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu proof sets yesterday.

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  30. On 14 th Apr 2019 I booked two coin sets, till date No any information about dispatched coin sets,

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  31. two questions:
    1. I can see coins whose last date has passed is available for booking. Is it OK to book such coins ?
    2. In online counter sale page I see cost of few coins is actually less than that of original price when these were launched in 2014-15.How fair is that ?

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  32. Any News on Mumbai Mint's remaining coin dispatch schedules, for Mysuru University Centenary, National Archives, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Paika Rebellion and Kumbha Token Sets?

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  33. i booked coin first time and want to know whether mint give dispatch details while dispatching coin and can it be seen in Order Status.

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  34. I saw a news in another blog about the executive set of Jalianwalabag being sold over the counter by Kolkata mint.

    Can someone please confirm if it is true. The executive set comes in a red velvet box with a single coin of RS.100

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  35. i booked coin first time and want to know whether mint give dispatch details while dispatching coin and can it be seen in Order Status. .....Anyone has answer to my question??

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    1. No. There will be no intimation when the coin is shipped. In the updated website there is no tracking number detail provided after shipping. In the earlier website we could see the India post tracking number updated in the order details page. Now that is not seen

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  36. Admin sir can you update data of star notes after 2014 please as after that i cannot find any data

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    1. Some of it is excel in download page. Some is due for revision, hopefully later by August

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    2. Thank you for reply eagerly waiting for updation

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    3. Waiting for star ⭐note updation.. Sir..

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    4. Admin sir please update star ⭐notes

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  37. i have booked navcalaber and some other coins on 24th of january but even after 4 months i havent recieved my coins. how to track the status of my coins

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  38. Has anyone received Nabakalebara coins set? I had booked the coin set in Jan 2019.

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  39. Yes. I have received Nabakalebara coin set on 17th May . I had booked on 30th December. You may receive the set soon

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    1. I booked in November. I have not received yet. WHat should I do?

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  40. https://zeenews.india.com/india/govt-to-issue-rs-550-coin-to-commemorate-birth-anniversary-of-guru-nanak-dev-2209403.html

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  41. Dear Sirs,
    Can anyone help on how to buy gold or silver coins online from Mumbai or Kolkata mint

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  42. Admin sir Commemorative coins of ₹5 & ₹10 sold by hyderabad mint or any other mint at high price of 333/- more are these coins coming in general circulation or not??

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  43. Admin,

    Just got the Kumbh Snan token from Mumbai Mint. It has beautiful packaging and this one is undoubtedly one of the best designed coins from government mint.

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    1. Sir please guide how we got token? ?

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  44. Kumbh Snan token is available for sale at online counter sale on SPMCIL website.

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    1. Ordered on 5th July and delivered by 20th july. Counter sale ships really fast.

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  45. have anyone received Atal Bihari Coin from Mumbai mint and Rs. 5 of Rani Gaidinilu and Biju patnaik from HYD mint?

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    1. IG Mint Mumbai has confirmed that dispatch of National Archives and Univerity of Mysore Centenary would commence in August and Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Paika Rebellion Sets in September 2019.

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    2. Rs. 5 of Rani Gaidinilu and Biju patnaik from HYD mint received today

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    3. Received Atalji and Paika sets. Nice wooden boxes.

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  46. There is a possible release of a coin on the anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai. Request you to please confirm this news and update the possible releases section.

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  47. I want guru nanak davji coin &guru gobind Singh coin wat canido

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  48. i have booked Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Coming to Vrindavan and 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope [2015] – Re-Booking on march 16 2019 but i did not received my 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope [2015] – Re-Booking coin yet.
    I tried to contact Kolkata mint, no phone is working
    Can i get any contact number of Kolkata Mint, Please.

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  49. When I Receive my Booking Atal Bihari Vajpayee Proof Set??

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    1. I also not received booked in January any one can guide

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  50. Shree Ganesh Chaturthi token available on counter sale at SPMCIL

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    1. I think they will take another 6 months to deliver this coin after placing the order. It happened the same with Kumbh Mela coin

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    2. I have received the Ganesh Chaturthi token coin today

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  51. Is the information up-to-date or the site is inactive since April, 2019?

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    1. Been busy for a while. Hopefully will be back in action early next year

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  52. Does everyone received whoever Booked 500 Rs India Africa Summit UNCSET ? I didn't yet received the sets which I had booked 4 years Back.

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  53. received my sets of 125 Years of National Archives of India & University of Mysore

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  54. How do I get coin sale alert as soon as it starts booking .

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  55. What is the cost of the commemorative coin to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi

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  56. https://www.spmcil.com/UploadDocument/BookingOrderFormMG.pdf

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  57. Dear Admin The news section says commemrative coin of 150th birth anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi is open for booking by Mumbai mint The same is not coming up in the schedule. Please update

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  58. The newspaper advert for the bookings of the commemorative coin to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is missing in most newspapers. Any idea? Why was the advertisement not available for this release by IGM, Mumbai?

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  59. Dear Admin what is the cost of the wooden packaged 150 years birth Centenary coin of Mahathma Gandhi

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  60. Why we're circulating denominations not released for the last few themes?

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  61. Rs.550/- Coin on Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th Birth Anniversary released by Govt. of India (Proof Coin Rs.2600/- and UNC Price Rs.2374/- It is available for sale at SPMCIL website and postage stamps, FDCs are available at epostoffice website.

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  62. Today, Shri Venaiah Nadu will be releasing a Rs.250 coin in commemoration of the 250th session of the Rajya,Sabha

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  63. Dear admin Gurunank commemorative coin booking along with cost is shown in the news section.But the mint and booking is not mentioned in the schedule.Please update

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  64. Got my Atal Behari Vajpsyee and Paika Rebellion Proof and UNC sets delivered yesterday. The wooden box packing is very good, but the coin is not fixed to it, and can be taken out of the box

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  65. Received Atal Behari Vajpayee and Paika Rebellion coins in well designed for collectors Happy to see the changes in packing

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  66. Rs2000 notes are being demonetized is the rumor . As such people are refusing to receive please clarify

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  67. 75 years of first flag hoisting by netaji avaiable on spmcil site

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  68. Mumbai & Kolkata mints have put atleast 15 UNC and proof sets for sale. These aee all re-issues.

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  69. Dear Admin - Any idea, why even after Gazette Notification Dated 3rd June 2019, the Release of Commemorative Coins of the Birth Centenary of Smt. Vijaya Raje Scindia did not happen? I should have had been released on her Birth Centenary this year. Has the theme been withdrawn?

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    1. Hard to tell. The delays are never explained. Still possible this year.

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  70. Please tell me about souvenir coin,

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  71. Jalianwala bagh centenary coin booking is now open in kolkata mint

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  72. Dear admin thank you for opening the booking of three coins At the same time it will be better to put the order form in the news item

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  73. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th Prakaash Utsav Token (40 gms - .999 AG) Dispatch has begun

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  74. Mumbai mint started booking of MGR and Guru Gobind Singh coins

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  75. Dear Admin - Guru Nanak 550th Prakaash Utsav Bookings have opened since 13th November 2019 and now extended to 31st March 2020...Needs to be updated in the Table...

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  76. Booking duration of my ramandran and gurugovindasingh is very less Please specify the duratation

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  77. Dispatch started of Gandhi Coin Mumbai mint, I visited 5th of Feb.

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  78. Received My First Order of Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary Sets, yesterday...

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    1. Where are you from?
      I am to waiting for the Mahatma Gandhi set..

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