|The Fake coin showing Nehru wearing a cap|
Recently I found this fake coin, advertised in a leading website for sale.
|Indira 50 rupees fake|
of Netaji on the original coin. Again mark the spelling of surname on this fake
coin. It is “BOS” not “BOSE”
Organization of the United Nations, in 1970, India issued, two coins in the denomination of 20 paisa and 10 rupees, for general circulation. Again India reissued the same two coins in the year 1971, but this time only as Proof or uncirculated specimens.
had lion capital and denomination.
50 paise denomination on the other side.
|Original Big 1 Rupee coin|
1983, Small One Rupee Issue:
|Original Small 1 Rupee coin|
Fake Big One Rupee Issue (1970 to 74)
Big 1 rupee coins (weight – 10 gms, dia – 28 mm) were issued in
A fake Big 1 rupee coin of 1970:
|Fake 1 rupee, 1970|
A new die was prepared to produce this fake coin. Please mark the poor quality of engraving found on the border design.
Another fake Big 1 rupee coin of 1970:
Please mark the above 1 rupee, 1970 fake coin. This coin is actually a cupro-nickel coin of 1976 of Mumbai mint. The last digit '6' of 1976 is tooled, so that it appears to be a zero. But this zero is smaller in size and appears towards the bottom of the line.
Please see the fake coin shown above. Here acupro-nickel coin of 1979 of Mumbai mint is used. The last digit '9' of 1979 is tooled, so that it appears to be a zero. But this zero is smaller in size and appears towards the top of the line.
A simple process to test the above Fakes:
All the rupee coins minted in 1970 to 1974 are pure nickel coins weighing 10 grammes. As nickel is magnetic, you can test the coin with a magnet. If the coin being tested is attracted by a magnet, it may be a nickel coin. Iron is also magnetic but if the coin being tested is made of iron, it may show signs of rusting, Please also weigh the suspected coin. It must be 10 gms. But if is tooled from a 1976 or 1979, cupro-nickel, 1 rupee coin, it will neither be attracted by magnets nor weigh 10 gms.
Fake 10 rupees Bi- metallic IT coin:
Bi- metallic IT coins were issued in India, in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, from Noida mint only. No other Indian mint minted these coins.
A fake bi-metallic coin:
Mark the poor quality of minting of this fake coin. The lions appear starved for days, the legend 'Satyameva Jayate' in Hindi, though actually 2 separate words, found written continuously like one word. Though Hyderabad mint did not mint any of the bi-metallics, a star mint mark appears under the date.
AN ALTERED 10 RS BI-METAL COIN:
|10 rs - 2008 - obverse|
|10 rs - 2008 - reverse|
|10 rs - 2006 - center piece separated|
(Photo Courtsey- Mr. Tejas H Shah, Mumbai)
A 10 paise Aluminum coin changed to the shape of a 50 paise Cupro-Nickel coin:
A 10 paise Aluminum coin changed to the shape of a 20 paise Aluminum coin:
A Half Anna George VI Cupro Nickel Coin Changed to the shape of a George VI Quarter Rupee coin:
About this coin: