It has an outer ring metal composition. It s bi-metallic (made up two metals). The outer ring is made of Aluminium and Bronze and the inner ring is made of Cupro-Nickel. The coin weighs around 9 grams only.
The face of the coin is divided into three portions. The central portion bears the “Lion Capitol” of Ashoka Pillar. RBI says the new coin is a stylised representation of “Unity in Diversity”, a defining characteristic of India.
The Union finance ministry had entrusted National Institute of Design with the task of designing the coin. Principal designer and faculty of communication design Prof Anil Sinha headed the team which included product designer Sahil Karkhanis, three students signed on as research associates and ergonomist Dr Subir Das.
This face of the coin is divided into three portions. The centre portion shall
bear the œLion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend ˜Satyameva jayate(in Hindi) inscribed below and the prominent international Numerals œ10³ indicating the denomination.
The top portion contains word œBharat in Hindi and œIndia in English. The
bottom portion contains the year in International Numerals.
This face of the coin contains the visuals showing stylised representation of
œUnity in Diversity, a defining characteristic of our country. The symbol shall be
seen as four heads sharing a common body. It shall be thought of as people from all
four parts of the country coming together under one banner and identifying with one
nation. The visual code helps the user connect the visual with an individual
denomination, which makes the process of identification quicker. The left upper
periphery contains the words œTen Rupees written in Hindi and English.