(SKU:2115) 5 Rupees 75 Years of Dandi March Gem Unc Stainless Steel Coin

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The 1882 “Salt Act” gave the British a monopoly on the collection and manufacture of salt, limiting its
handling to government salt depots and levying a salt tax. The “Salt Satyagraha” was a campaign of
nonviolent protest against the British salt tax in colonial India, and it began with the “Dandi March” on
March 12, 1930, and it was an important part of the Indian independence movement which triggered the
wider “Civil Disobedience Movement”. This was the most significant organized challenge to British
authority since the “Non-cooperation movement” of 1920-22, and directly followed the “Purna Swaraj”
(complete independence) declaration of by the Indian National Congress on January 26, 1930.
"Mahatma Gandhi" led the Dandi march from “Sabarmati Ashram” near Ahmedabad, to the sea coast
near the village of “Dandi”. As he continued on this 24 day, 240 mile (390 km) march to produce salt
without paying the tax, growing numbers of Indians joined him along the way. At the conclusion of the
march on April 6, 1930, when Gandhi broke the salt laws in Dandi, it sparked large scale acts of civil
disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. Over 80,000 Indians were jailed as a
result of the Salt Satyagraha
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Dandi March, India issued this 5 rupees
commemorative coin on 2nd October, 2005, for general circulation. Another coin was issued in the
denomination of 100 rupees, as proof / uncirculated specimen.

REVERSE:- The reverse of this coin shows the portrait of "Mahatma Gandhi marching with his
followers" with inscription "Dandi Yatra Ke 75 Varsha" in Hindi on the left upper periphery and "75
YEARS OF DANDI MARCH" in English on the right upper periphery. ‘1930-2005’ – the span of 75
years, is shown below the central design.

OBSERVE:- The top portion contains words “Bharat” in Hindi and "INDIA" in English, The bottom
portion shows "Rupaye" in Hindi and "RUPEES" in English.The center portion bears the “Lion capitol”
of Ashok Pillar with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, the prominent
International numeral “5” indicates the denomination.

Minted at – Bombay.

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Year: 2005

Metal: Ferratic Stainless Steel

Weight: 6 Grams

Size: 23mm

Shape: Circular

Mint: Bombay(C)