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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

9th Asian Games 25 paisa coin

In 1982 a copper-nickel 25 paisa commemorative coin was issued by the Indian Government on the occasion of 9th Asian Games ,in Delhi.The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in Delhi, India. This was the second time the Games were held in Delhi as it was also host to the inaugural 1951 Asian Games. New Delhi joined Bangkok (four times) as the only cities to host multiple editions of the Asian Games.The Delhi Asian Games was the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia The mascot for the Games was Appu – a kid elephant. Known in real life as "Kuttinarayanan", this elephant fractured its leg in an accident when he was seven years old – he stepped into a septic tank. That wound would not heal and it eventually killed him. Kuttinarayanan died on May 14, 2005.Appu is not depicted on the coin

It is a normal size 25 paisa coin having a diameter of 19mm.Having a weight 2.5 gm.On one side the logo for 1982 Asian Games is depicted  with the word "IX ASIAN GAMES" written on one side of the logo and "नवम एशियाई खेल" written on the other side of the logo.THe word DELHI is inscribed at the bottom only in english and below this year is inscribed.The Jantar Mantar of Delhi is used in the logo.The Yantra Mantra often called the Jantar Mantar  located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards

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