Viral Hoax About 1000 Rupees Coins Issued By RBI Revived

BOOM found these coins are commemorative and not meant to be used as legal tender.

Claim

Photographs of 1000 rupee coins which were recently launched by the Reserve Bank of India

Fact

A facebook post falsely claimed that the Reserve Bank of India has launched coins of 1000 rupee denominations. According to a report in The Hindu ‘, these coins were minted to commemorate 1,000 years of the Brihadeswara temple in Thanjavur. These are not meant to be used as legal tender.

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