Unity in Diversity | Cross Coin Price List in India

Unity in Diversity | Cross Coin Price List in India | Unity of Diversity Coins Series in India | Unity in Diversity Coin Collection

Welcome once again to the city of coins (coinbazaar88.com), After knowing about all the important coins like Pice, Anna, Naya Paisa and the rupee now let us talk about the complete information of the Unity in Diversity Coins Price Value which is also known as Cross Coin. In the previous post, we discussed complete information about the 2 rupees Indian Railway coin’s price value and the 5 Rupees Indira Gandhi Coin worth. If you have not seen that post yet then definitely see it.

Unity in Diversity | Cross Coin Price List

All Unity in Diversity Coins Overview

Face Value 1 Coin2 Coin5 Coin₹10 Coin
Type of CoinStandard circulation coinStandard circulation coinNon-circulating coinStandard circulation coin
MetalStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelBimetallic: copper & nickel in center
Aluminium & bronze for outer ring
Years2004 – 20062005 – 200720072005 – 2007
ShapeRoundRoundRoundRound
Weight4.95 g5.86 g7.71 g
Diameter25 mm26.7 mm23 mm27 mm
Thickness1.5 mm1.5 mm2.1 mm1.8 mm
Max. Price Value10,000500025,00010,000

All About Unity in Diversity (Cross) Coins Series

RBI introduced coins with the theme of “Unity in Diversity” in 2004 starting with the Rs 1 denomination coin, later the series also issued Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 denomination coins. Controversy arose in 2006 over the design of the “Cross” on these coins, which led to a reduction in mintage and subsequent discontinuation, resulting in most of the coins never being put into circulation. Due to this incident, some coins of this series became rare and valuable.

Through this post, we will provide you complete information about all the coins of the Unity in Diversity series, so stay with us till the end. Before moving on to the details about the design, shape, size and current price value of all the Cross (Unity in Diversity) coins, let us know a little about the word “Unity in Diversity”.

What is Unity in Diversity in India?

Unity in diversity is used as an expression of harmony and unity among different individuals, groups, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, and ideological. The concept of unity in diversity was first introduced by the Sufi philosopher Ibn al-‘Arabi (1165–1240), according to whom reality is one and the only true existence of God and all other beings are mere shadows or reflections of God.

The term “unity in diversity” in India was coined in 1946 by the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He had described the strength and unity of the entire country in his book “The Discovery of India”.

One (एक) Rupee Cross Coin’s Price Value and Other Details

First of all, let’s talk about the 1 rupee coin of the Unity in Diversity series, which is also called cross coin. Due to the low number of these coins in the Indian market, they were issued only in three years, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Now we discussed about the design, shape, size and price value of these one-rupee cross coins.

Design of One Rupee Cross Coins

Now talking about the design of the one rupee Cross coin made of Stainless Steel, the shape of this 1 rupee coin is Round. The weight of these coins is 4.95 grams, thickness is 1.5 mm and diameter is 25 mm

One side of these coins is divided into three parts by two lines, on the upper part “Bharat” (भारत) is written in Hindi and “India” is written in English, after this you can see Rs 1 written with Ashoka Pillar in the middle part. After this, the mint mark of the coins and the year of minting of the coins are encrypted below.

The other side of the coin bears the symbol of “unity in diversity” in the shape of a cross (X) with 4 dots. The coin’s edge bears the inscription “एक रुपया” in Hindi and “One Rupee” in English.

Place of One Rupee Cross Coins Minted

These 1 rupee Cross Coins were minted in all these Indian governments’ mints, Bombay, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Noida mint. Mumbai Mint coins have a mint mark ⧫ (diamond/dot/B or M), Hyderabad Mint have a * (star) mint mark, Kolkata Mint coins have no mint mark, while Noida Mint coins have a mint mark °(small hollow dot).

Price Value of One Rupee Cross Coins

Now let’s talk, about the 1 Rupee Cross coin price value: The value of these coins issued as Unity in Diversity Series coins has increased because they are not in large quantities and due to the rarity of these coins their value is many times more than the original. If you have these coins then you can get up to Rs 10,000 for one coin. The price of one rupee cross coins in India depends on their condition as well as the year and mint of their mint.

NOTE:- Among the Rs 1 Unity in Diversity coins of 2005, the coins minted at the Kolkata Mint are the rarest and most valuable.

Two (दो) Rupee Cross Coin’s Price Value and Other Details

After the one rupee coins, let us now talk about the 2 rupee coins of the Unity in Diversity series. Like the One Rupee coin, due to the small number of these coins in the Indian market, they were issued only in three years, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Now we discussed about the design, shape, size and price value of these two rupee cross coins.

Design of 2 Rupee Cross Coins

Now talking about the design of the Two rupee Cross coin made of Stainless Steel, the shape of this 2 rupee coin is Round. The weight of these coins is 5.58 grams, thickness is 1.5 mm and diameter is 26.7 mm

One side of these coins is divided into three parts by two lines, on the upper part “Bharat” (भारत) is written in Hindi and “India” is written in English, after this you can see Rs 2 written with Ashoka Pillar in the middle part. After this, the mint mark of the coins and the year of minting of the coins are encrypted below.

The other side of the coin bears the symbol of “unity in diversity” in the shape of a cross (X) with 4 dots. The coin’s edge bears the inscription “दो रुपया” in Hindi and “Two Rupee” in English.

Place of 2 Rupee Cross Coins Minted

These 2 rupee Cross Coins were minted in all these Indian governments’ mints, Bombay, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Noida mint. Mumbai Mint coins have a mint mark ⧫ (diamond/dot/B or M), Hyderabad Mint have a * (star) mint mark, Kolkata Mint coins have no mint mark, while Noida Mint coins have a mint mark °(small hollow dot).

Price Value of 2 Rupee Cross Coins

Now let’s talk, about the 2 Rupee Cross coin price value: The value of these coins issued as Unity in Diversity Series coins has increased because they are not in large quantities and due to the rarity of these coins their value is many times more than the original. If you have these coins then you can get up to Rs 5,000 for one coin. The price of two rupee cross coins in India depends on their condition as well as the year and mint of their mint.

Five (पांच) Rupee Cross Coin’s Price Value and Other Details

Among the “Unity in Diversity” series coins, Rs 5 coins have great importance in the Indian market as these coins were minted as non-circulated coins in 2007. Being minted in a short period of time and not in circulation, these coins are in very small numbers and hence cannot be easily obtained in the Indian market. Let us know in complete detail about the design, shape, size and price of these coins.

Design of 5 Rupee Cross Coins

Now talking about the design of the Five rupee Cross coin made of Stainless Steel, the shape of this 5 rupee coin is Round. The weight of these coins is 6 grams, thickness is 2.1 mm and diameter is 23 mm.

One side of these coins is divided into three parts by two lines, on the upper part “Bharat” (भारत) is written in Hindi and “India” is written in English, after this you can see Rs 5 written with Ashoka Pillar in the middle part. After this, the mint mark of the coins and the year of minting of the coins are encrypted below.

The other side of the coin bears the symbol of “unity in diversity” in the shape of a cross (X) with 4 dots. The coin’s edge bears the inscription “पाँच रुपया” in Hindi and “Five Rupee” in English.

Place of 5 Rupee Cross Coins Minted

These Rs 5 cross coins were minted only in these two Indian governments’ mints, the Bombay and Kolkata mints. Mumbai Mint coins have a mint mark ⧫ (diamond/dot), while Kolkata Mint coins have no mint mark.

Price Value of 5 Rupee Cross Coins

Now let’s talk, about the 2 Rupee Cross coin price value: The importance and value of these Rs 5 coins issued as the “Unity in Diversity” series is very high. These are available in very limited quantities due to their issuance as non-circulated coins. Due to the rarity of these coins, their value is many times higher than the original. If you have these coins then you can get Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 lakh for one coin. The price of these five rupee cross coins depends on their condition as well as their mint.

NOTE:- Among the Rs 5 Unity in Diversity coins issued in 2007, the coins minted at the Kolkata Mint are the rarest and most valuable.

Ten Rupee Cross Coin’s Price Value and Other Details

Now talk about the 10 rupee coins of the Unity in Diversity series. Like the One & Two Rupee coins, due to the small number of these coins in the Indian market, they were issued only in three years, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Now we discussed about the design, shape, size and price value of these ten rupee cross coins.

Design of Ten Rupee Cross Coins

Now talking about the design of the ten rupee Cross coin made of Stainless Steel, the shape of this 10 rupee coin is Round. The weight of these coins is 7.71 grams, thickness is 1.8 mm and diameter is 27 mm

One side of these coins is divided into three parts by two lines, on the upper part “Bharat” (भारत) is written in Hindi and “India” is written in English, after this you can see Rs 10 written with Ashoka Pillar in the middle part. After this, the mint mark of the coins and the year of minting of the coins are encrypted below.

The other side of the coin bears the symbol of “unity in diversity” in the shape of a cross (X) with 4 dots. The coin’s edge bears the inscription “दस रुपया” in Hindi and “Ten Rupee” in English.

Place of Ten Rupee Cross Coins Minted

These 10 rupee Cross Coins were minted in these Indian governments’ mints, Kolkata and Noida mint. Kolkata Mint coins have no mint mark, while Noida Mint coins have a mint mark °(small hollow dot).

Price Value of Ten Rupee Cross Coins

Now let’s talk, about the 2 Rupee Cross coin price value: The value of these coins issued as Unity in Diversity Series coins has increased because they are not in large quantities and due to the rarity of these coins their value is many times more than the original. If you have these coins then you can get up to Rs 10,000 for one coin. The price of ten rupee cross coins in India depends on their condition as well as the year and mint of their mint.

NOTE:- Among the Unity in Diversity coins in the Rs 10 variety of the year 2005, the coins minted at the Noida Mint are the rarest and most valuable.

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FAQs – Unity in Diversity | Cross Coin Price List

By whom was the term “Unity in Diversity” first used in India?

In India, the term “unity in diversity” was used by the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his book “The Discovery of India” in 1946.

In which year were the “Unity in Diversity” coins issued?

RBI introduced coins with the theme of “Unity in Diversity” in 2004 starting with the Rs 1 denomination coin, later the series also issued Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 denomination coins.

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