Sachin Tendulkar launches special silver coins in Mumbai


Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar launched special edition silver coins, with his face, name and signature embossed on them in Mumbai.

Valuemart Gold & Jewels and Diamond India will launch 15,921 coins, each coin signifying the number of runs scored by batting maestro scored in Tests during his glittering 24-year international career between 1989 and 2013.

The special edition coins would also have the batting icon’s name at the top, 200th Test match-2013 written below, where his face is engraved, and “ST” logo, as per the details in the invite issued for the launch function.

The coins, minted in 200gm silver, have been crafted by Switzerland-based precious metal refiner Valcambi SA.

Silver coins named after the legend are already available on the market. They weigh 20gm and 10gm, carry his photo and signature, but are without the figure of 200, signifying the number of Tests he had played before retiring in November last year.

Sachin Tendulkar with this honour would have been overwhelmed as he recently won the cricketer of the generation title by the Cricinfo.

Tendulkar during news conference after the release of the coins, said that he was fond of collecting coins in his childhood.

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