India Post has announced a special discount of 6.5% on purchase of gold coins for this Raksha Bandhan.
"On 1st August 2012 any customer who buys gold from identified Post Offices in Delhi will get a special 6.5% discount of the day`s retail price on all denominations.This offer is available in all 31 Post Offices of Delhi identified for the sale of Gold Coins," said an official statement on Tuesday.
These gold coins bear the logo of India Post and are available in denominations of 0.5 gms, 1gms, 5gms, 8gms, 10gms, 20gms and 50gms for sale across counters at select Post Offices.
"These coins are having purity rating of 24 karat 99.99% from Valcambi, under Swiss certification and are available in tamper-proof packaging having benefits like internationally recognized certification, low risk of duplication, quality packaging, product standardization and numbering with assayer certification," said the statement.
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi will be celebrated across the country on August 2.