I am not a coin collector, though I do get fascinated with coins. Whenever new coins are issued I go out-of-the-way to collect as many as I can (now, don’t get ideas as to my profession :P).
Recently the Reserve Bank of India has brought into circulation 10 Rupee coins. Now that’s a first ;)!
It is a bimetallic coin, the outer side being nickel-bronze and the inner circle is made of steel.
The obverse side has the lion capitol and denomination mentioned. The reverse side has an etching of Homi Bhabha, the famous Indian Nuclear physicist, and reads “Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Year” in his honour. It also has the year of manufacture i.e. 2008-2009 stamped on this side.
Pretty cool, huh! Now this one’s going to remain in my wallet for a long time :D.