India launches gold coins for Akshaya Tritiya

The Government of India recently issued two gold coins marking Akshaya Tritiya, a holy day for Hindus and Jains.

A five-gram coin will depict Mahatma Gandhi and another, 10-gram coin will feature the Ashok Chakra.

The other gold coin, this weighing 10 grams, features the Ashok Chakra.

The other gold coin, this weighing 10 grams, features the Ashok Chakra.

On the day of Akshaya Tritiya (this year it was May 9; next year it’s April 28), it’s considered auspicious to begin new ventures; in fact, observers consider it a gold-buying festival.

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