Now, I’m considered one of the old coins. However, I’m glad that my real value has not diminished over the years just for the reason of having got frayed. There is another matter of solace for me.
It is that I feel (and so do others about me) proud of being of a higher value as compared to coins such as those bearing the value of 25 paisa, 50 paisa, two rupees or the rupees which are the commonest. Then, the embossed figures and words on me are so prominent that they still remain legible. Even the flowery embellishment around the figure 5 is still intact.