- The Rs 100 coin will be 44 millimeter in diameter
- New Rs 5 coin will also be introduced soon
- It will be 23 millimeter in diameter and weigh 6 grams
"The coins of the denominations (Rs 100 and Rs 5) shall also be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the Central Government to commemorate the occasion of Dr M G Ramachandran birth centenary," the notification said.
On the obverse, the face of the Rs 100 coin will bear "Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar" in the centre with "Satyamev Jayate" inscribed below on it in Devnagari script. It will also bear the rupee symbol and denominational value "100".
On the reverse side, the portrait of Dr MG Ramachandran will be in the centre. The standard weight of the Rs 100 coin will be 35 grams.
The new Rs 5 coins will be 23 millimeter in diameter and it will weigh 6 grams. The metal composition of the Rs 5 coin will be copper (75 per cent), zinc (20 per cent) and nickel (5 per cent).
The Tamil Nadu government had earlier urged the Centre to issue a commemorative coin and special postal stamp on the birth centenary of former chief minister MG Ramachandran, saying it would be a "fitting tribute" to the Bharat Ratna recipient on the occasion.