“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
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. It grew following the massacre at Amritsar in April 1919, at which the British killed several hundred innocent and unarmed Indians. This nonviolent civil disobedience movement was to spread across India through the resignation of titles, boycotting of government institutions and refusal to pay British imposed taxes.
Gandhi’s aim was to unite all Indians in protest using the might of India’s population and the moral force of nonviolence.
In 1921 the British government, confronted with a united Indian front for the first time, was visibly shaken but there were sporadic violent outbreaks across the nation. After an angry mob burned a police station killing several police personnel at Chauri Chaura in February 1922, Gandhi called off the movement as an act of atonement, stating India wasn’t yet ready for freedom. The following month he was arrested but had succeeded in transforming Indian nationalism from a middle-class to a mass basis.
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 3 of 5
On the 12th of March 1930, in his boldest act of civil disobedience against the British rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi began a long march to the Arabian Sea in protest of the British enforced Salt Tax.
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.