While some are aware that the coin is in circulation, skepticism still runs high over the validity of the particular tender among local vendors and shopkeepers.
Vendor P Pishak, a vegetable seller at a local market here, said she does not know the exact reason, but her colleagues have asked her not to accept Rs 10 coins.
Clearing the air on the misconception, Mary Tangpua, the general manager of RBI's Imphal branch, stated that the reluctance stems out of rumours doing the rounds over the "genuineness" of the tender.
"The Rs 10-denomination coin, which comes in 14 designs, is not counterfeit or fake and can be accepted without any hesitation," she told PTI.
The Imphal branch of the RBI has been regularly organising "financial literary camps" across the state to educate and enlighten people about valid tender and fake currency, she insisted.
"It's been 2.5 years since demonetisation, but people here are still skeptical about what is legal and what isn't," she explained.
When told that certain banks in Manipur allegedly refuse to accept Rs 10-denomination coins, she said appropriate action would be taken against them, if complaints are filed with the RBI.
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