Rs 1000 silver coins issued to commemorate Brihadeeswara temple

A 1,000-rupee silver commemorative coin issued by the Government of India recently to commemorate 1,000 years of the Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur has been collected by the noted numismatist of the city D. Satyabuddu.As per RBI Coins can be issued up to the denomination of Rs.1000 as per the Coinage Act, 1906.

1000 rupees coin

The Brihadeeswara temple had celebrated 1,000 years of its existence in 2010 and a Rs.5 commemorative coin was released by the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. This is the first time in the history of India that the Mumbai Mint has issued Rs.1,000 silver coin to commemorate the 1,000 years of Brihadeeswara temple, according to Mr. Satyabuddu.


The coin, weighing 35 gm, has 80 per cent silver and 20 per cent copper. On the obverse side, the coin bears the emblem of the Lion Pillar with the words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in Hindi below it.

The name of the country and denomination are spelt out in Hindi and English. On the reverse side, Raja Raja Chola-1 figure in a standing posture with folded hands with a figure of the temple and the words depicting the 1,000 years of the temple written in Hindi and English and the place and the year (2010) can be seen. The Rs.1,000 coin is the prized collection in the kitty of Mr. Satyabuddu. He already has Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.75, Rs.100 and Rs.150 coins.

The Government of India has the sole right to mint coins. The responsibility for coinage vests with the Government of India in terms of the Coinage Act, 1906 as amended from time to time. The designing and minting of coins in various denominations is also the responsibility of the Government of India. Coins are minted at the four India Government Mints at Mumbai, Alipore(Kolkata), Saifabad(Hyderabad), Cherlapally (Hyderabad) and NOIDA (UP).

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  • satyadeo singh April 5, 2013, 6:21 pm

    I am collecting this rare coins as a hobby I try to find out from, which sources i will get this coin but could not? will you help me.

    • prathip kumar August 7, 2013, 7:06 pm

      I have the 1000 coin with some body interested pl. conduct me premium rs 9000 + rs 1005

      • raja October 13, 2013, 10:35 pm

        i want to purchase this 1000 rupee coin ,if you willing to sell it then contact me

      • raj February 19, 2014, 1:08 pm

        i am interested. i will give you Rs 100 extra bonus. Send me the coin.

    • dinesh jain November 11, 2013, 4:15 pm

      i have that coin howmuch u will give me for that coin

  • LALITH ADITHYA.V.R June 13, 2013, 5:55 pm



    • sanjay March 20, 2014, 1:18 pm (4 weeks ago)

      how much do you want

  • Krishnan June 18, 2013, 9:32 am

    how many of these coins have been minted


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