• 100 Rupees 1981, KM# 276, India, Republic, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
  • 100 Rupees 1981, KM# 276, India, Republic, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
Description

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus. 1981: Food comes first.

Obverse

Large denomination at bottom with three lions symbol (Lion Capital of Ashoka) above. Lettering both sides.

The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals (an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion, separated by intervening spoked chariot-wheels). The wheel on the capital, below the lions, is the model for the one in the flag of India. A graphic representation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950.

भारत INDIA
सत्यमेव जयते
रूपये 100 RUPEES

Reverse

Man standing with wheat sheaf on shoulder and a woman standing with fruit basket.

विश्व खाद्य दिवस
WORLD FOOD DAY
1981

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.500
Weight 34.7 g
Diameter 44 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Bombay Mint (B)
Bombay Mint (•)

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