What to Look for be­fore Buy­ing Jew­ellery?

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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

Pu­rity

The In­dian Gold Coin is of 24 karats pu­rity and 999 fine­ness.

Hall­marked

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.

Avail­abil­ity

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])

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