India 5-RUPEES (KM387) Bengal Tiger
This circulating coin was issued in 2010 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Reserve Bank of India.
Krause -- and others -- refer to this cat as a lion. Once upon a time there was a similar logo that did feature a lion, but this is not it.
The Reserve Bank of India replaced the lion with a Bengal Tiger, which is their national animal. Even without colour to guide you, there is no comparison between the body shape of a tiger (as seen on this coin), and a lion, as seen on the old Mohur coins.
- Diameter: 23.1 mm
- Composition: Nickel-Brass
- CAT#: KM387