“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Arriving in Bombay on January 9, 1915, Gandhi and his wife Kasturba received a warm welcome. South Africa had been the crucible that created his identity as a political activist. It had earned him the appellation Mahatma or ‘Great Soul’ for his work in securing significant legal concessions for the local Indian population in South Africa.
His arrival at the age of 45 was greeted with great excitement and anticipation. Honoured with the “Kaisar-i-Hind” gold medal in the King’s birthday honours list of 1915, Gandhi was showered with admiration. This was to become the beginning of a nation’s journey towards self governance, independence and liberty under the guidance and teachings of the simple man.
Limited Edition Gandhi Coin Set
Released on 2nd October 2015, Gandhi’s birth anniversary, recognised worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence, this limited edition collection of silver coins is issued in his honour as a lasting tribute to his message and teachings, commemorating 100 years since the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India.
Fine Silver Coin 2 of 5
In September 1920, Mahatma Gandhi organised the Non-cooperation movement in India in an attempt to induce the British rulers to grant self-government, or Swaraj, to India.
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY & GANDHI
Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of spices with little but a charter from Queen Elizabeth I.
Explorers and pioneers – they took risks, broke new ground and sometimes made mistakes. Without The East India Company, our world would not be what it is today. It changed the world’s tastes, its thinking, and its people, created new communities, shaped commerce, cities, and countries.
This coin collection in celebration of the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi, represents a new chapter in The Company’s history, and echoes his famous words. In a romantic twist of fate, the company that once ruled India is now owned by Indians. The East India Company journey continues as a multi-faceted business trading once again in the commodities of by-gone days, learning from the past, to embrace a more tolerant and harmonious future
The Treasures of India
Celebrating India's rich and vibrant history, this unique collection of 5 Fine Silver 1oz CASH coins depicts India's most recognisable treasures, the Tiger, the Elephant, the Peacock, the Lotus and the Taj Mahal.