The Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), on 3rd June 2019, via notification no. G.S.R. 407(E) notified the Coinage (Issue of Commemorative Coin on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) Rules, 2019.
As per these rules, the coin of Rs. 550/- (Five Hundred and Fifty only) denomination shall be coined at the mint for issue under the authority of the Central Government on the occasion of “the 550th Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”.
Shape of the Coin – Circular
Diameter of the Coin – 44 millimetre
Number of serrations – 200
Metal Composition – Quaternary Alloy : Silver 50% ; Copper 40 % ; Nickel 05% ; Zinc 05%
Obverse Side : This face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend “Satyamev Jayate” inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word “भारत” in Devanagari script and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol “₹” and denominational value “550” in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.
Reverse Side : This face of the coin shall bear the portrait of “Gurudwara Shri Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab”. The inscription “श्री गुरु नानक देव जी का 550 वाँ प्रकाश उत्सव ” in Devanagari script and “550TH PRAKASH UTSAV OF SHRI GURU NANAK DEV JI” in English shall be written on the top periphery and lower periphery of the coin respectively. The year “1469” and “2019” in international numerals shall be flanked at left and right periphery of the coin.
Denomination of the Coin – Five Hundred and Fifty Rupees
Standard Weight – 35 grams
Copy of notification: G.S.R. 407(E)