The government will release a Rs 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at Port Blair. The Ministry of Finance has issued a notification regarding the release of the Rs 75 coin along with its specifications.
On December 30, 1943, Bose raised the Indian National Army (INA) to fight against the British, had hoisted the Tricolour for the first time at Cellular Jail, Port Blair.
Salient features of the coin:
1. Weight: 35 grams.
2. Composition: 50% silver, 40% copper, and 5% each of nickel and zinc.
3. Portrait of ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ saluting the flag on the background of Cellular Jail in Port Blair.
4. A numeral 75th along with inscription “anniversary” will be depicted below the portrait.
5. An inscription saying ‘First Flag Hoisting Day’ in both Devnagari script and English.