2016 - Allahabad High Court – 150th Anniversary - Proof Set

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The fourth function saw the release of a coin commemorating the 150 years of Allahabad High Court.

In a first the sesquicentennial of Allahabad High Court is being commemorated. Although Madras and Bombay High court are older than Allahabad, there was no commemorative coin issued in 2011 for the 150th Anniversary.

This would be also the first issue where the Mumbai Mint has sent out an email on 12-Mar of the coin booking being available for booking; even before the release function.

This is amongst a few times when the coin was available for cash during the release function as well  as from the Mint counter. The previous such case was during Yoga day celebrations.

The coin and the details of the set are;

Release Function

The Allahabad High Court was established on 11-July-1866. It has jurisdiction over the Uttar Pradesh. It is the 3rd oldest High court in India. The first being the Madras [Chennai] High Court, established on 15-Aug-1862 followed by Bombay [Mumbai] in 14-Aug-1862. All these were established under the High Courts Act of 1861.
The year 2016 is being celebrated as sesquicentennial and there are functions organized all over the year with special events from March 13th to March 17th.

Allahabad High Court, one of the oldest courts in the country, is celebrating 150th year of its foundation. The High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces came into existence at Agra under Letters Patent of the 17th March, 1866, replacing the old Sudder Diwanny Adawlat.

The seat of the High Court for the North-Western Provinces was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869 and its designation was altered to ‘the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad’ by a supplementary Letters patent issued on March 11, 1919.

Two courts i.e. the High Court in Allahabad for North Western Provinces and the Chief Court of Oudh for the districts of Oudh at Lucknow, were simultaneously functioning and were exercising the powers of the High Courts over the respective territories. After the attainment of Independence by India, the historical anomaly of existence of the two highest courts of appeal within the same province for the territories known as Agra and Oudh which had come under one local Government as far back as the year 1902 was keenly felt. By the U.P. High Court Amalgamation Order, 1948, the Chief Court of Oudh was amalgamated with the High Court of Allahabad.

On the eve of the Republic Day celebrations on the 26th January, 1950 the date of commencement of the Constitution of India, the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad came to have jurisdiction throughout the entire length and breadth of the State of Uttar Pradesh.

The Coins booking images from Mumbai Mint.

Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 150 and Rs 5

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  1. will the 5 rupee coin of allahabad high court be available in circulation soon

    1. It is hard to predict. There are quite a few issues pending ... And mint's are out of capacity

  2. How to get these coins?.
    And where to go for these coins?
    Plz do let me know

    1. Read the article booking Coins from mint.

  3. prof premraj pushpakaran writes-- 2017 marks the sesquicentennial year of Allahabad High Court!!!