For the past seven months, the mint in Sector 1, Noida, has been hard at work — minting the Rs 10 coins for a stock worth Rs 70 million. But it’s only now that Delhiites have got their hands on these spanking new coins. HT City caught up with some of them for their thoughts on it.
It’s got the look
I like the look of the coin and wish to have one. I have been asking all my friends to lend me one. I don’t know how difficult or easy I would find it [to use]. Right now I just want to own one. Renu Sood, 21, Patel Nagar
I’m for paper
I think paper notes are better as one can easily stack them along with other notes in the purse. Now that it’s a coin, chances of losing it have become high. Sanjeev Kumar, a guard
Two sides of the coin
I think Rs 10 coin has both positive and a negative aspect to it. Practically, it will become easy to carry a coin but the probability of losing it can’t be ruled out. Ritesh Bhateja, 20, student, Mukherjee Nagar
I think that now people will spend Rs 10 with the same ease they give away Re 1 and Rs 2 coins. Beggars would have a good time, as people would end up giving Rs 10 coin in a hurry Shobha Gupta, service executive, Lajpat Nagar
Mera dus ka sikka
We Indians believe everything that shines is gold and hence the tendency is to prefer coins over notes. Also, it ensures a lesser chance of counterfeit. Ankit Suri, student, North Campus
Humaare liye sab theek hai. Anyway, at the end of the day I exchange all the coins I have for notes.
Shyam Kumar, Chole walah, Connaught Place