[SPAM] Two Anna Coin Was Released In 1818 By East India Company Featuring Hindu Gods

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[SPAM] Two Anna Coin Was Released In 1818 By East India Company Featuring Hindu Gods 

The picture of an East India Company coin with Hindu gods goes viral on social media with false claims

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Two Anna Coin Was Released In 1818 By East India Company Featuring Hindu Gods

Do you know that two anna coin was released in 1818 by East India Company; and you will be surprised to see the other side of the coin. श्रीराम राम रणकर्कश राम राम । श्रीराम राम शरणं भव राम राम

 

Verification: Coins with Lotus and Hindu Gods were not released by the East India Company in 1818

 

The post with claim “🙏🙏🌹जय श्री राम🌹🙏 राम लला हम आएंगे मंदिर भव्य बनाएंगे🙏🙏” in Hindi and “Do you know that two anna coin was released in 1818 by East India Company, and you will be surprised to see the other side of the coin. श्रीराम राम रणकर्कश राम राम । श्रीराम राम शरणं भव राम राम” in English has been shared on social media now and earlier. It was debunked by many fact-checking organizations.

In fact, these Copper coins are actually known as Ramtankas or Temple Tokens that are manufactured and are sold to pilgrims to carry as ‘Good Omens’. These tokens generally include the likeness of different Hindu gods, as well as related spiritual symbols and caricatures. They are fantasy Temple Tokens that can be bought online. They are like Souvenirs. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Museum has documented the history of coinage in India.
The Copper pieces are neither for transactions or money as per the website. Several e-commerce websites sell these coins online. Check the coins sold here.

 

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Post Date: 19 Feb 2021

Post ID: #78402

 

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