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Old 04-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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ALLAHABAD: A special counter was opened at the Allahabad head post office in the Civil Lines on Monday to sell gold coins. Director, postal services, Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav inaugurated it.

Yadav said that the gold coins are 99.9 per cent (24 carat) pure. These are being certified by Valcambi of Switzerland and the logo of postal department is inscribed on the coins. The special characteristic of the coins is that these cannot be tempered.

On the occasion of Akshaya Tritya, a special discount of 6 per cent is being given on the sale of gold coins till June 6. Yadav said that Allahabad region has emerged as the largest area of sale of gold coins. A record sale of about 1 kilograms and 189 grams of gold coins had been registered in April till date.

The coins are available in the weight of 0.5 gm, 1 gm, 5gms, 8gms, 10 gms, 20 gms and 50 gms.

At present, gold coins are being sold at about 13 post offices in the Allahabad region.

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