The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.
Earlier on October 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort and unveiled the plaque to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by Bose.
1. The coin will bear the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the flag on the background of cellular jail.
2. A numeral 75th along with inscription “anniversary” will be depicted below the portrait.
3. There will be inscription in both Devanagari script and English saying ‘First Flag Hoisting Day’.
4. The 35-gram coin will be composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper and 5 percent each of nickel and zinc.