"It is clarified that the Reserve Bank puts into circulation, the coins minted by mints, which are under the Government of India. These coins have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social and cultural values and are introduced from time to time," the RBI stated in a statement, adding, "so far the Reserve Bank has issued Rs 10 coin in 14 designs. All these coins are legal tender and can be accepted for transactions."
The RBI also asked banks to accept coins for transactions and exchange at all their branches.
Last year in April, RBI had released Rs 10 coin to commemorate 125 years of National Archives of India. The face of the coin bears an image of National Archives Building in the centre, it said, adding "The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender."
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