5 Rupees Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010

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2010 -- MOTHER TERESA BIRTH CENTENARY COMMEMORATION:


Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), was born on 26th August, 1910 In Yugoslovia. She
was a Catholic nun who came to India in 1929. In 1950, she founded the “Missionaries of
Charity”, a philanthropic organization, based in Calcutta, India. For over 45 years she cared for
the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. For her humanitarian work she had received many awards
like “Padma Shri” in 1962, “Jawaharlal Nehru Award” in 1969, “Bharat Ratna” in 1980, “Ramon
Magsaysay Award”, the “Nobel Peace Prize”, in 1979. She died on 5th September, 1997. At the
time of her death, Mother Teresa's “Missionaries of Charity” had over 4,000 sisters, and an
associated brotherhood of 300 members, operating 610 missions in 123 countries of the world.
Following her death she was “beatified” by “Pope John Paul II” and given the title “Blessed
Teresa of Calcutta”.
In commemoration of the Birth Centenary celebrations of Mother Teresa, India issued this 5
rupees coin on 28th August, 2010, for general circulation. On this occasion, another coin, in the
denomination of 100 rupees, was issued as proof / uncirculated specimen.


REVERSE:-The reverse of this coin shows the image of ‘Mother Teresa’ in the centre, with the
inscription “MOTHER TERESA” both in Hindi and English, on the top half periphery and
‘Janmashati’ in Hindi and ‘BIRTH CENTENARY’ in English on the bottom half periphery.
“1910 - 2010” – her year of birth and the centenary year is shown below her image.


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(C), Calcutta(C), Hyderabad(C), Noida(C).

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Year: 2010

Metal: Nickel-Brass

Weight: 6 Grams

Size: 23 mm

Shape: Circular

Mints: Bombay(C), Calcutta(C), Hyderabad(C), Noida(C)