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Friday, November 12, 2010

1991 One rupee Tourism coin

The Government had the view that a visitor to India,  is in for an unforgettable experience. Judging from the available international trends in those times, tourism was destined for a major upsurge, and a big traffic movement was expected in the coming years.  India was well set to emerge as one of the most popular destinations in the 1990s . To give thrust to these effort, the year 1991 was declared as the "Visit India Tourism Year," during which the traditional lamp of welcome were lightened at  India's gateways to the 1990s.The 12-month celebration  took place all across India, in festivals ablaze with color, pageantry, ritual, and custom.An elaborate calendar of events were drawn up, and to facilitate international tourists, special measures were taken by the government, like relaxation of visa rules, opening up of new areas, and liberalization of charter flights to India.To increase hotel accommodations of all categories, a number of incentives were announced to make investment in the hotel industry more attractive.
On such an occasion India also issued a normal size one rupee commemorative copper-nickel coin  having a diameter of 26mm and the weight of the coin is 6grams  .On one side of the coin the Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus),  the national bird of India is depicted in dancing state with the words 'Tourism Year' in english as well as hindi.The peacock has been designated the national bird of India in 1963.Peacocks have been given full protection under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.Hunting of peacocks is banned in India.On the other side of the coin The denomination as well as 'Ashoka Sthamba' with the slogan 'Satyamev Jaytae' is inscribed.


  1. No,no five rupee coin was published in the year 1991

  2. yes there is a five rupee coin and a two rupee too but they are available only in UNC and PROOF sets

  3. If someone sells this one rupee peacock what would be its price?

    1. you can check the price here... http://pawnshop.mediabharti.co.in/index.php/coins/currency-coins/70-indian-one-rupee-tourism-year-mumbai-mint-coin-1991