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Thursday, September 23, 2010

1983 Fisheries coin (20 Paisa)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernise and improve agriculture, forestry  and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition  and food security for all.Fifteenth Session of the Committee on Fisheries, was held in Rome from 10 to 19 October 1983. The session also constituted the technical phase of the FAO World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development.Various countries issued commemorative coins on 'FAO' like Cyprus, Bangladesh ,India, Philippines and many more in the year 1983.India issued a 20 Paisa Aluminum coin  hexagonal in shape having a diameter of 26 x 24.5 mm and weight 2.2 gm.India and cuba depicted fisheries on their coin .It was the last commemorative coin issued on 20 paisa.ON one side two men are seen catching a fish using a net and in the background their boat is seen."Fisheries" is written in english and 'Matsya Udyog' is written in hindi with the year 1983 written at the top.Border is also provided in the coin.On the reverse side the denomination along with the Ashoka Sthamba is depicted.

3 comments:

  1. DEAR SIR, I READ YOUR 20 PAISE 1983..BUT THEIR IS NO MSG ..WHICH MINT / PLACE ISSUE THIS COIN?

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