The bank metiones in a statement, “The RBI will shortly put in circulation... coins of the fifty paise, one rupee , two rupees, five rupees and ten rupees denominations."
Giving all the new coins a uniformity of circular shape with a shape and outside diameter between 19 to 27 millimetre, the difference would be maintained in the material used for creation of the coins. The fifty paise, Re 1 and Rs 2 coins would be made of ferritic stainless steel containing iron and chromium, while the Rs 5 coins would be made of nickel brass with a varying composition of copper, zinc and nickel. Meanwhile, Rs 10 would be made using copper and nickel.
Further, all the new coins would necessarily bear the Lion Capitol of the Ashoka Pillar and the word 'India' in English on one side and their denominational value on the obverse side.