“In a gentle way you can shake the world.”
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. Directly effecting the richest to the very poor, this law had
made it illegal to sell or produce salt, allowing a complete British
monopoly on the sale of this essential commodity.
Thousands of Indians joined Gandhi along the way, from his religious retreat near Ahmedabad to the Arabian Sea coast, a distance of some 240 miles. On April 5th 1930, Gandhi and his followers reached the Arabian Sea. Here, in a symbolic gesture, they made their own salt by evaporating sea water – a direct violation of the British law.
The march, which resulted in the arrest of Gandhi and 60,000 others, gained international respect and support for both the leader and his movement.
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.
the quit india
Fine Silver Coin 4 of 5
As World War II erupted, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that India was to join the war as a constituent of the British Empire.
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.