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5 PAISE COMMEMORATIVE COINS OF INDIA

After celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Independence in 1972, India started issuing Development Oriented coins from 1973 onwards, every year on 16th August on various development themes – aiming the all round development of the country and her people.

1976 – FOOD & WORK FOR ALL ISSUE :
This development oriented coin on the theme “FOOD & WORK FOR ALL” was issued in India for general circulation on 16th August, 1976. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 10 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.


Specifications
Year of issue – 1976
Weight – 1.5 grams
Metal composition – Aluminum – Magnesium Alloy  
                                         (96.5% Al + 3.5% Mg)
Shape – Square with rounded corners
Size – 22 mm across corners and 19 mm across two  opposite sides
Edge – Plain
Obv -- The obverse of this coin shows the Ashokan lion and the value '5' 
           on the center diagonally. In English "INDIA" and "PAISE"  appear 
           on the right side and in Hindi "Bharat" and "Paise" appear on the 
           left side.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows a Tractor at the center of the lower fore ground and a power transmission tower – with a Office building and a Factory on either side, in the upper back ground. The legend “FOOD & WORK FOR ALL” and ‘1976’ – the year of issue, in English is inscribed on the right half of the periphery and “Sabke Liye Anaz Aur Kam”, in Hindi around the left  half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 19

1977 –  SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT ISSUE :
This development oriented coin on the theme “SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT” was issued in India for general circulation on 16th August, 1977. It highlights the importance of Savings in the development of the country. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 10 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.
 

Specifications
Year of issue – 1977
Rev – The reverse of this coin features some development oriented designs in the center, symbolizing savings, food, shelter, education, employment, health and family planning. Here a hand holding a coin for depositing into a savings box (for savings), a hut (symbolizing shelter), a triangle (for family planning), an ear of corn (for food), an open book (for education), a gear wheel with a factory inside ( for employment) and a medical cross below the wheel ( for health). ‘1977’ – the year of issue, is shown below the hut of the central design. The legend “SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT” in English is inscribed on the bottom half of the periphery and “Bikash Ke Liye Bachaiye”, in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 20

All other specifications are the same as before

 1978 -- FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL ISSUE :
This development oriented coin on the theme “FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL” was issued in India for general circulation on 16th August, 1978. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 10 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1978
Rev – The reverse of this coin features some development oriented designs in the center, symbolizing food and shelter. Here we find an ear of corn and a stylized rivulet (symbolizing food and water), a stylized cottage (symbolizing shelter). The  necessity of having small families to ensure adequate food supplies is emphasized by a small family planning triangle, shown above the door of the cottage.‘1978’ – the year of issue, is shown above the cottage of the central design. The legend “FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL” in English is inscribed on the bottom half of the periphery and “Sabke Ke Liye Anaj Aur Pakan”, in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 21

All other specifications are the same as before

1979 -- INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD (HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE) ISSUE :
To focus an attention towards implementation of various National and International programs for the welfare of the children of this world, UNO proclaimed the year 1979 as the “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD”.

The slogan adopted by India for the “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD” is “HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE”. To commemorate this occasion India issued this coin for general circulation on 5th March, 1979. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 10 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1979
Rev – The reverse of this coin features a Slate (emphasizing education) enclosed by a circle. On the top of the slate appears a Sun (emphasizing health and strength) and just below it a Boy and a Girl. This design is surrounded with Olive wreath and ‘1979’ – the year of issue, is inscribed just below. The legend “HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE” in English is inscribed on the bottom half of the periphery and “Bachche Ki Mushkan – Rashtra Ki Saan”, in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 22

All other specifications are the same as before




10 PAISE  COMMEMORATIVE COINS OF INDIA

After celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Independence in 1972, India started issuing Development Oriented coins from 1973 onwards, every year on 16th August on various development themes – aiming at the all round development of the country and her people.

1974 -- PLANNED FAMILIES : FOOD FOR ALL, ISSUE :
In 1973, India issued some development oriented coins on the theme ‘Grow More Food’. Since the campaign to assure ‘Food For All’, can only be achieved by a planned growth in the population of the country, this coin on the theme “PLANNED FAMILIES : FOOD FOR ALL” was issued in India for general circulation on 16th August, 1974. The other 2 coins on the same theme, are the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins, issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.
  
Specifications
Year of issue – 1974
Weight – 2.3 grams
Metal composition – Aluminum – Magnesium alloy
                                        (96.5% Al + 3.5% Mg)
Shape – Scalloped, 12 numbers
Size – 26 mm across two opposite scallops
Edge – Plain
Obv -- The obverse of this coin shows the Ashokan lion and the value '10' 
           on the center . In English "INDIA" and "PAISE"  appear 
           on the right side and in Hindi "Bharat" and "Paise" appear on the 
           left side.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows a family planning triangle, with a man, a woman and their two children, standing at the center. Two ears of corn appear on either side with ‘1974’ – the year of issue near the apex of the triangle. The legend “PLANNED FAMILIES: FOOD FOR ALL” in English is inscribed on the left half of the periphery and “Niyojita Pariwar : Sabke Liye Anaj”, in Hindi around the right  half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 28

1975 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR (EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE), ISSUE:
To focus an attention towards implementation of various National and International programs for the welfare of the women of this world, UNO proclaimed the year 1975 as the “INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S YEAR”.

The slogan adopted by India for the “INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S YEAR” is “EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE”. To commemorate this celebration, India issued this coin for general circulation on 16th August, 1975. The other 2 coins on the same theme, are the 10 rupees & the 50 rupees coins, issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1975
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the central design inside a circle. The central design consists of a woman’s profile in left foreground, a dam with water lines in the right background, and an ear of corn, in front of the water lines. The UN official emblem for the International Women’s Year—consisting of a stylized dove (for peace), the mathematical sign ‘=’ (for equality) and the biological symbol ‘♀‘(for a woman) is shown in the lower central foreground. ‘1975’ – the year of issue, is split into ‘19’ and ‘75’ are displayed at the center-left and center-right of the periphery. The legend “EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE” in English is inscribed on the upper half of the periphery and “Samanata Bikash Shanti”, in Hindi around the lower half of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 29

All other specifications are the same as before

1976 – FOOD & WORK FOR ALL Issue :
Details are the same as that of the 5 paisa, FOOD & WORK FOR ALL issue.

  
Specifications
Year of issue – 1976
Rev – The same as that of the 5 paisa FOOD & WORK  FOR ALL coin.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 30

All other specifications are the same as before

1977 –  SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT ISSUE :
Details are the same as that of the 5 paisa, SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT issue.
  
Specifications
Year of issue – 1977
Rev – The same as that of the 5 paisa SAVE FOR  DEVELOPMENT coin.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 31

All other specifications are the same as before


1978 -- FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL ISSUE :
Details are the same as that of the 5 paisa, FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL issue.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1978
Rev – The same as that of the 5 paisa  FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL coin.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 32

All other specifications are the same as before

1979 – INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD ( HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE ) ISSUE :
Details are the same as that of the 5 paisa, HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE issue.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1979
Rev – The same as that of the 5 paisa HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE coin.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 33

All other specifications are the same as before

Note – Mule specimens (Km No - # 34from this issue of Mumbai mint exist. In the mule coins, the reverse die of 1978, FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL, 10 paisa coin is wrongly paired with the obverse die of 1979, HAPPY CHILD -  NATION'S PRIDE, 10 paise coin.

1980 -- RURAL WOMEN’S ADVANCEMENT ISSUE :
To highlight the need for improving the dilemma of women in rural areas, India issued this coin on the theme ‘RURAL WOMEN’S ADVANCEMENT’ on 1st January,1981. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 25 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 100 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – Though the year of issue, ‘1980’ is   inscribed on this coin, it was officially  issued on 1.1.81.
Obv – The obverse of this coin shows a woman using an electric husking machine, a traditional granary in the fore ground and electric pylons are shown in the back ground. This design is enclosed within a circle. ‘1980’ – the year of issue is inscribed in the periphery, just below the husking machine. The legend ‘RURAL WOMEN’S ADVANCEMENT’ in English is inscribed around the outer side of the circle on the right and ‘Gramina Mahilayon Ki Pragati ‘ in Hindi on the left.  
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 35

All other specifications are the same as before

1981 -- 1ST WORLD FOOD DAY ISSUE :
At the request of the Food & Agricultural Organization (F.A.O.), every year, the 16th October is observed as ‘WORLD FOOD DAY’ by the member nations throughout the world. The aim of observing this day is to highlight the nature and dimension of shortage of food in the world and to fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In commemoration of this 1st  World Food Day in 1981, India issued this commemorative coin on 16th October,1981. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 25 paise coin was issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 100 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1981
Obv – The obverse of this coin shows Indian farmer couple – the man carrying a sheaf of corn on his shoulder and the woman carrying a basket of fruit on her waist. The inscription ‘Biswa Khadya Diwas’ In Hindi and ‘WORLD FOOD DAY’ in English appear to the left of the couple. ‘1981’ – the year of issue is shown under the couple.
 Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 36

All other specifications are the same as before

1982 -- ASIAN GAMES ISSUE :
The IX th Asian Games were held at New Delhi from 19th November, 1982 to 4th December, 1982India issued this coin on 19th November, 1982 to commemorate this event Out of the other 4 coins issued on the same occasion, the 25 paise and 2 rupees coins were issued for general circulation and the 10 rupees & the 100 rupees coins were issued as uncirculated / proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1982
Obv – The obverse of this coin shows the Asian Games ‘Logo’ – the ancient JANTAR-MANTAR observatory in Delhi with the SUN above it with ‘DELHI’ and ‘1982’ – the year of issue below it. The inscription ‘IX ASIAN GAMES’ in English is shown in the right periphery and ‘Nawam Asiyayee Khel’ in Hindi is shown in the left periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 37

All other specifications are the same as before

 1982 -- 2ND WORLD FOOD DAY ISSUE :
At the request of the Food & Agricultural Organization (F.A.O.), India issued this coin in May, 1983, in commemoration of the 2nd World Food Day, 1982. Another 20 paisa coin, on the same theme, was issued for general circulation.

Specifications
Year of issue – Though this coin is dated, ’16 OCT 1982’,  it was actually issued in May,1983.
Weight – 1.75 grams
Shape – Scalloped, 8 numbers
Size – Smaller in size than all other 10 paisa commemorative coins. 23 mm across two opposite scallops
Obv – The obverse of this coin shows two hands holding the earth with a sheaf of wheat against it. This central design is inset against a stylized gear wheel. The letters ‘F', ‘A’, ‘O’ are shown on the upper half and the date ‘16’, ‘OCT’ are shown on the lower half of this design. ‘1982’ – the year of issue is shown below the design. The inscription ‘WORLD FOOD DAY’ in English appear on the right side and ‘Biswa Khadya Diwas’ in Hindi appear on the left side of the design.
Minted at – Kolkata, Hyderabad
Km No - # 38

All other specifications are the same as before
                           
  


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