What to Look for before Buying Jewellery?
Launched in November 2015, the so-called Indian Gold Coin is the country’s first national gold coin. It is a government-promoted coin and is minted in India. It has the national emblem of Ashok Chakra engraved on one side and the face of Mahatma Gandhi on the other. The coin is initially available in 5 grams and 10 grams along with an Indian Gold Bar of 20 grams. Features
The Indian Gold Coin is of 24 karats purity and 999 fineness.
All coins are hallmarked as per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The tamperproof packaging and advanced anticounterfeit features on the coin cover make it very safe.
The coins are distributed through designated and recognised MMTC outlets.
Look for these marks/images imprinted on the inside rim of the piece of ornament (from left to right with a magnifying glass):
(image) decided by BIS [for example, ‘A’ may denote the year 2000, ‘B’ 2001, ‘C’ 2002, and so on])