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50 PAISE  COMMEMORATIVE COINS OF INDIA

1964 - JAWAHARLAL NEHRU COMMEMORATION: (Legend in English)
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime minister of India from 15th August,1947 to 27th May,1964. After his death on 27th May 1964, to pay homage to the departed leader, a 50 paise coin was issued on 14th November 1964.The  other coin issued in this theme for general circulation was in the denomination of one rupee.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1964
Weight – 5 grams
Metal composition – Pure Nickel
Shape – Circular
Diameter – 24 mm
Edge – Milled
Obv -- The obverse of this coin shows the Ashokan lion and the value '50' on the             center . In English "INDIA" and "PAISE"  appear  on the right side periphery and in      Hindi "Bharat" and "Paise" appear on the   left side.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of Pandit Nehru and legend “JAWAHARLAL NEHRU” and “1889 -1964” – his year of birth and death, in English
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 56

1964 - JAWAHARLAL NEHRU COMMEMORATION: (Legend in Hindi)
As the name of the national leader was inscribed on the commemorative coins in English, but not in the national language Hindi, it was strongly protested throughout the country and the minting of the coins with legend in English were stopped and a new 50 paise coin with the similar design but with the legend in Hindi was issued in Nov 1965.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1965
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of Pandit Nehru and legend “JAWAHARLAL NEHRU” in Hindi and “1889 -1964” – his year of birth and death, in English
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 57

All other specifications are the same as before


1969 – MAHATMA GANDHI CENTENARY COMMEMORATION:
Details are the same as that of the 20 paisa, Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Commemoration issue.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1969
Rev – The same as that of the 20 paisa, Mahatma  Gandhi Centenary Commemorative coin.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 59

All other specifications are the same as before


1972 -- 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE COMMEMORATIVE:

On the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Independence, India issued this  50 paise commemorative coin on 16th August 1972. On this occasion another coin in the denomination of Rs. 10, was also issued for general circulation.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1972
Metal composition – Cupro – Nickel alloy ( 75% Copper + 25% Nickel )
Edge – Security
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows  a young man and a woman carrying the National flag in the fore ground with the Parliament House in the back ground. The legend “25 Wi Swatantrya Jayanti” in Hindi and “1947-- 1972” – the 25 years of Independence, in English is shown on the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 60

All other specifications are the same as before

1973 -- DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED ( GROW MORE FOOD ) ISSUE:
To make the country self sufficient in regards to food supplies a 50 paise coin showing the slogan “Grow More Food” both in English and Hindi was issued on16th August 1973. The other two coins in the denomination of 20 rupees and 10 rupees were issued as proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1973
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the legend “Adhik Anna Ugao” in Hindi and “GROW MORE FOOD” in English on a vertical tablet encircled by two ears of corn. ‘1983’ – the year of issue is inscribed under the tablet.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 62

All other specifications are the same as before

 1982 -- NATIONAL INTEGRATION ISSUE:
To stress the need for communal harmony and to aware the people that the different states and its people are the integral part of our country India, a 50 paise coin with the theme “National Integration” was issued in Dec,1982. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same theme, the 2 rupees coin was issued for general circulation and the 100 rupees & the 10 rupees coins were issued as proof / unc specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1982
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows  the map of India in relief with the National flag over the map. The slogans “Rastriya Ekata” in Hindi and “NATIONAL INTEGRATION” in English are inscribed on the coin. ‘1982’ -- the year of issue is shown at the bottom.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai
Km No - # 64

All other specifications are the same as before

 1985 -- RBI GOLDEN JUBILEE COMMEMORATIVE :
The RBI ( Reserve Bank of India) was established in India on 1st April, 1935. To commemorate the golden Jubilee of RBI in 1985, a 50 paise coin, with the, the crest of RBI and with the legend “Reserve Bank of India”, was issued in April,1985. The other 3 coins in the same theme, were issued in the denomination of 100 rupees, 10 rupees and 2 rupees as proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1985
Edge – Milled
Obv -- Same as above, but 'Satyameva Jayate' in Hindi is shown just below the Ashokan Lion.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows a tiger under a palm tree, the crest of RBI and “1935 - 85” under it. The legend ‘RESERVE BANK OF INDIA’ and ‘GOLDEN JUBILEE’ in English is shown on the right half of the periphery with ‘Bharatiya Reserve Bank’ and ‘Swarna Jayanti’ in Hindi is shown along the left half  of the periphery
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 66

All other specifications are the same as before

 1985 -- INDIRA GANDHI COMMEMORATIVE :
Indira Priyadarsani Gandhi was the Prime minister of India from 1966 - 77 and1980 - 84. She was assassinated on 31st October, 1984.To pay homage to this dynamic leader, India issued this coin on 19th November, 1985. Out of the other 3 coins issued in her commemoration, the 5 rupees coin was issued for general circulation and the 100 rupees &; the 20 rupees coins were issued as proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1985
Edge – Milled
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of Indira Gandhi and legend “INDIRA GANDHI” in both Hindi and English with “1917 -1984” – her year of birth and death.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 67.1

All other specifications are the same as before

Note – Mule specimens (Km No - # 67.2)from this issue of Kolkata mint exist. In the mule coins, the reverse die of 1986, FISHERIES, 50 paisa coin is wrongly paired with the obverse die of, 1985, INDIRA GANDHI 50 paise coin.

1986 -- FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT (6TH WORLD FOOD DAY) ISSUE:
To highlight the need to increase catches of fish to supplement the diets of millions of people in the country, a 50 paise coin was issued on 16th October, 1986 – the 6th World Food Day. The other 2 coins on the same theme, were issued in the denomination of 100 rupees and 20 rupees as proof specimens.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1986
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows a fisherman on a boat catching fishes with his net, while his companion rowing the boat with an ore in his hand. The legend “Matchhya Udyoga” in Hindi,  “1986” – the  year of issue and ‘FISHERIES’  in English appear at the top half of the periphery. The initials ‘F.A.O.’ is shown at the bottom.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 68.1

All other specifications are the same as before

Note – Mule specimens (Km No - # 68.2) from this issue of Kolkata mint exist. In the mule coins, the reverse die of 1985, INDIRA GANDHI, 50 paisa coin is wrongly paired with the obverse die of 1986, FISHERIES, 50 paise coin.


1997 -- INDEPENDENCE GOLDEN JUBILEE COMMEMORATIVE :
 On the occasion of 50th Anniversary of Independence in 1997, a 50 paise commemorative coin was issued for general circulation. The other coin on the same theme, was issued in the denomination of 50 rupees, as proof specimen.

Specifications
Year of issue – 1997
Weight – 3.79 grams
Metal composition – Ferritic Stainless Steel alloy   ( Iron 83% + Chromium 17% )
Diameter – 22mm
Edge – Plain
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the ‘Dandi March’ sculpture (Gandhiji marching with his followers), located outside President’s House, New Delhi, with the legend ‘Swatantrata ki 50 Wan Barsh’ in Hindi and ‘50TH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE’ in English in the lower periphery. ‘1947-1997’ is inscribed just below the central design.
Minted at – Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Noida
Km No - # 70
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Thanks to Shobhit Gupta for his help for preparing this article.

4 comments:

  1. ABOUT THE PRICE REALISATION
    OF THESE COINS AT THE AUCTIONS IN INDIA

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  2. Sir, I have gotten a 50 Paise coi of Jawajarlal Nehru's death. In the coin, there is a dot between 5 and 0 that looks like 5.0. What is it?

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  3. hi sir I have this all kind of 50 paisa---------- and much more sir I am asking you one think sir this is all rarest coins or what please

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  4. Hai Sayan that dot indicates the mint printed for example star , diomond etc

    Regards
    Satya

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