>> DECIMAL 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 PAISE REGULAR COINS

Decimal Coin Series:

An attempt for introducing decimalization of currency was first taken in 1946. A bill was introduced suggesting a division of the Standard Rupee into 100 cents. Further it was proposed for introduction of coins in the denomination of ¼ cent, ½ cent, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and 50 cents. But due to the unsettled political and financial condition prevailing in the country following partition, this bill could not proceed further.

But the second attempt for introducing decimalization of currency was successful. The Indian coinage Act of 1906 was amended in September, 1955, which empowered the Government to adopt metric system in coinage. The Act came into force with effect from 1st April, 1957.

Under the decimal system the Rupee, Half Rupee and Quarter Rupee coins remained the same in value. In the pre-decimalization period (1835 – 1956), the Rupee  was divided into 64 equal parts called ‘pice’ or 192 equal parts called ‘pies’. But under the decimal system the Rupee was divided into 100 equal parts called ‘paisa’. It was also decided that during the transition period of 3 to 4 years, when both the old and new coins would remain in circulation, the new decimal paisa would be called “Naya Paisa” and after this interim period the prefix “Naya” would be dropped.

To start with, new coins in the denomination of 1 naya paisa, 2 naya paise, 5 naya paise and 10 naya paise were put into circulation on 1st April, 1957. The 25 naya paise coin was issued later in 1957 and the 50 naya paise coin was issued later in October,1960. The Rupee coin was added to the series on 2nd July, 1962.

The earlier Anna / Pice series coins were gradually withdrawn from circulation. The Copper-Nickel half Anna, One Anna and Two Anna coins were demonetized with effect from 1st October, 1960.

The process of conversion to the Decimal System was officially declared complete when ‘The Indian coinage Act of 1906’ was further amended so as to drop the prefix ‘Naya’ or ‘Naye’ from coins of all denominations from 1st June, 1964.


Decimal 1 Paise Regular Issue

a) 1 naya paisa (Bronze issue)

Specifications
Years of issue1957 - 1961
Metal composition –  Bronze (97% Copper + 2.5% Zinc + 0.5% Tin)
Weight1.5 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter16 mm
Edgeunmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘BHARAT’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev –  The value of the coin was shown in International numerals at the center, “Naya paisa” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee (Rupayeka Sawan Bhag) was indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at– Mumbai(1957–61), Kolkata(1957,1959-61),    
                Hyderabad(1957–61)
Km Number# 8

b) 1 naya paisa (Nickel-Brass issue)

Specifications
Years of issue1962 - 1963
Metal composition –  Nickel-Brass Alloy( 79% Copper + 20% Zinc           
                                    + 1% Nickel)
Minted atMumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
Km Number# 8a

All other specifications are same as above.

c) 1 paisa(Nickel-Brass issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)

Specifications
Years of issue1964
Rev The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “1” is changed to “Ek Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted atMumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
Km Number – # 9

All other specifications are same as above.

Note: In 1964, Hyderabad mint issued this coin both in Nickel-Brass and Bronze.

d) 1 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee dropped)
Issued on 1st January, 1966, though the coin was dated 1965.

Specifications
Years of issue1965 to 1972
Metal compositionAluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 
                                   4% Magnesium)
Weight –  0.75 gm
Shape –  Square with rounded corners
Diameter17 mm across corners and 14.7 mm across flats
Edgeunmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in
           English and ‘BHARAT’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
RevA large 1 with the value ‘PAISA’ in English, and in Hindi on its  
          either side, and the year of issue at the bottom.
Minted atMumbai ( 1965-70, 72 ), Kolkata ( 1966 - 70), 
                  Hyderabad ( 1965 – 69, 71 - 72)
Km Number # 10





Decimal 2 Paise Regular Issue

a) 2 naya paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1957 - 1963
Metal composition – Copper– Nickel alloy (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Weight –  3 gms
Shape –  Scalloped(8 numbers)
Diameter – 18 mm (across scallops)
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev – The value of the coin was shown in International numerals at the center, “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee ( Rupayeka Pachaswan Bhag ) is indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata
Km Number – # 11

b) 2 paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1964
Rev – The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “2” is changed to “Do Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata
Km Number – # 12

All other specifications are same as above.

c) 2 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee dropped)
First issued on 1st October,1965

Specifications
Years of issue – 1965 - 1979
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  1 gm
Shape –  Scalloped(8 numbers)
Diameter – 20 mm (across scallops)
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘BHARAT’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Reverse - A large 2 with the value ‘PAISE’ in English, and in Hindi on its either side, and the year of issue at the bottom.
Minted at – Mumbai(1965 – 67), Kolkata(1965 - 67)
Km Number – # 13.1


d) 2 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, The Numeral 2 is replaced by a larger format)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1968 - 1979
Minted at – Mumbai(1968 – 70, 76 - 78), Kolkata(1968, 70 - 75), Hyderabad(1972 - 79)
Km Number – # 13.4
            All other specifications are same as above.

Decimal 3 Paise Regular Issue

3 Paise(Aluminium - Magnesium issue)
Added to the series on 1st October,1964

Specifications
Years of issue – 1964 to 1971
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  1.25 gms
Shape –  Hexagonal with rounded corners
Diameter – 21 mm across corners and 19.5 mm across flats
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Reverse - A large 3 with two flower twigs on its either side. ‘Teen Paise’ in Hindi is inscribed on the top of ‘3’ and the year of issue at the bottom.
Minted at – Mumbai(64 – 68, 70), Kolkata, Hyderabad(1966 – 69, 71)
Km Number – # 14

Decimal 5 Paise Regular Issue

a) 5 naya paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1957 - 1963
Metal composition –  Copper– Nickel alloy (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Weight –  4 gms
Shape –  Square with rounded corners
Diameter – 22 mm across corners and 19 mm across flats
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev – The value of the coin was shown in International numerals at the center, “Naye paise” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee ( Rupayeka Biswan Bhag ) was indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad(1960 - 63)
Km Number – # 16


b) 5 paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1964 - 1966
Rev – The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “5” is changed to “Panch Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad(1964 - 65)
Km Number – # 17

All other specifications are same as above.


c) 5 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue)
First issued on 1st July,1967

Specifications
Years of issue – 1967 - 1971
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  1.5 gms
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata(1967 – 68, 70 - 71), Hyderabad(1967 – 68, 70 - 71)
Km Number – # 18

All other specifications are same as above.


d) 5 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee dropped and numeral 5 was replaced by a larger format.)(Thick coin)

Specifications
Years of issue –  1972 - 1983
Reverse - A large 5 with the value ‘PAISE’ in English, and in Hindi on its either side, and the year of issue at the bottom.
Minted at – Mumbai(1972 – 80, 82), Kolkata(1972 - 78, 80 - 83), Hyderabad
Km Number – # 18.4

All other specifications are same as above.

e) 5 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, Thinner coin, Satyameva Jayate added below Ashokan Capital)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1984 -1994
Weight –  1 gm
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, and ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Reverse - A large 5 with the value ‘PAISE’ in English, and in Hindi on its either side, and the year of issue at the bottom.
Minted at – Mumbai(1985, 90, 92), Kolkata(1984 - 91, 93), Hyderabad
Km Number – # 23

All other specifications are same as above.

Decimal 10 Paise Regular Issue

a) 10 naya paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1957 - 1963
Metal composition –  Copper– Nickel alloy (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)  )
Weight –  5 gms
Shape –  Scalloped (8 numbers)
Diameter – 23 mm across scallops
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev – The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center, “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee ( Rupayeka Daswan Bhag ) is indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(1957 - 63), Kolkata(1957 - 59, 1961 - 63), Hyderabad(1961 - 63)
Km Number – # 24

b) 10 paisa (Cupro-Nickel Issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1964 - 1967
Rev – The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “10” is changed to “Dus Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
Km Number – # 25

All other specifications are same as above.

Note: The 1964 issue of the Mumbai mint is found with 2 types of 4 in the date:-
i) closed 4 in the date
ii) Open 4 in the date

c) 10 paisa (Aluminium Bronze issue)
This coin was first issued on 23rd December, 1968 in Aluminium – Bronze alloy.

Specifications
Years of issue – 1968-1971
Metal composition – Aluminium – Bronze alloy (92% Copper + 2% Nickel + 6% Aluminium )
Weight –  4.25 gms
Minted at – Mumbai(1968 - 71), Kolkata(1968 - 70), Hyderabad(1968 - 70)
Km Number – # 26

All other specifications are same as above.

Note: Due to the Golden yellow color of this coin, most people had a wrong belief that this coin contains Gold. As there was a large scale hoarding and illegal melting of this coin. Government discontinued its minting after October, 1971.

d) 10 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, Bigger coin)
First issued on 15th October, 1971.

Obverse Die - I                            Reverse Die - I

Specifications
Years of issue – 1971 -1982
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  2.3 gms
Shape –  Scalloped (12 numbers)
Diameter – 26 mm across scallops
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side. This is encircled by a dotted circle. A wide floral and leaf design appears around the periphery.
Rev – The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center with the year of issue just below it, and “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English are inscribed on its either side. All these are enclosed inside a dotted circle. A wide floral and leaf design appears around the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai (1971 – 75, 77 - 81), Kolkata (1971 - 78, 80 - 82),
Hyderabad (1971, 73, 74, 78 - 80, 82)
Km Number – # 27


Note:

a)      Die varieties in the reverse of the 10 paise is reported.

Reverse Die I – The numeral 10 is larger, diameter of the dotted circle is15 mm and the wide floral and leaf design is closer to the rim. Found in reverse of all issues from 1971 to 1978.
Reverse Die II – The numeral 10 is smaller, diameter of the dotted circle is14 mm and the wide floral and leaf design is farther from the rim. Found in reverse of all issues from 1979 to 1982.

b)      Die varieties in the obverse of the 10 paise is reported.

Obverse Die I – The lion capital is larger, diameter of the dotted circle is15 mm and the wide floral and leaf design is closer to the rim. Found in obverse of all issues from 1971 to 1979.
Obverse Die II – The lion capital is smaller, diameter of the dotted circle is14 mm and the wide floral and leaf design is farther from the rim. Found in obverse of all issues from 1980 to 1982.

Obverse Die - II                                    Reverse Die - II



e) 10 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue, Smaller coin, Satyameva Jayate added below Ashokan Capital)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1983 -1993
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  1.75 gms
Shape –  Scalloped (8 numbers)
Diameter23 mm across two opposite scallops
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, and ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Reverse - The value of this coin is shown in international numerals at the center, “Paise” in Hindi appears just above it and “PAISE” in English just below it. The year of issue is shown at the bottom. A stylized floral design appears on either side.
Minted at – Mumbai (1983 – 86, 88 - 91), Kolkata (1983 - 89, 91, 93),
Hyderabad (1983 – 89, 91)
Km Number – # 39

f) 10 paisa (Ferritic Stainless Steel issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1988 -98
Metal composition –  Ferritic Stainless Steel (82% Iron, 18 % Chromium)
Weight –  1.85 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter –  16 mm
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, and ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev –  The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center and the year of issue just below it. The inscription “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English is indicated around the top half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(1988 – 90, 96 - 98), Kolkata(1988 - 91, 96 - 98),
Hyderabad(1988 – 91, 93, 96, 97), Noida(1988 – 93, 96), Canada(1988)
Km Number – # 40

Note:
i) The 1988 and 89 issue of Kolkata mint wrongly minted some coins as “Marat” in Hindi in place of “Bharat” in Hindi on the obverse.

Decimal 20 Paisa Issue


a) 20 paisa (Aluminium - Bronze issue)
Due to the short supply of Nickel throughout the world and rise in its price, Government thought of conserving Nickel. So the mintage of 25 paise coins in pure Nickel was discontinued from 1968 and this 20 paise coin was introduced on 23rd December, 1968 in Aluminium – Bronze alloy.

Specifications
Years of issue – 1968- 1971
Metal composition – Aluminium – Bronze alloy (92% Copper + 2% Nickel + 6% Aluminium )
Weight –  4.5 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter – 22 mm
Edge – Upright Milled
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev –  A “Lotus in Bloom” (India’s National flower) is shown at the center. The value “20”, in International numerals is inscribed above it and the year of issue below the Lotus. “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English appear on its either side.
Minted at – Kolkata(1968 - 70), Mumbai(1968 - 71), Hyderabad(1970)
Km Number – # 41

Note: Due to the Golden yellow color of this coin, most people had a wrong belief that this coin contains Gold. As there was a large scale hoarding and illegal melting of this coin, Government discontinued its minting after October, 1971.


b) 20 paisa (Aluminium - Magnesium issue)

Specifications
Years of issue –  1982 - 97
Metal composition – Aluminium – Magnesium Alloy (96% Aluminium + 4% Magnesium)
Weight –  2.2 gms
Shape – Hexagonal with rounded corners
Size – 27 mm across two opposite corners and 20 mm across two opposite sides
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  Lion capital of Ashoka at the center, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below it. ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appear on its either side.
Rev – The value of this coin is shown in international numerals at the center, “Paise” in Hindi appears just above it and “PAISE” in English just below it. The year of issue is shown at the bottom. A stylized floral design appears around the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(1982, 84 – 86, 88), Kolkata(1982 - 92), Hyderabad(1982 – 92, 94, 96, 97)
Km Number – # 44



Decimal 25 Paise Regular Issue

a) 25 naya paisa (Pure Nickel Issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1957 - 1963
Metal composition –  Pure Nickel
Weight –  2.5 gm
Shape –  Circular
Diameter – 19 mm
Edge – Upright milled
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev – The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center, “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee ( Rupayeka Chautha Bhag ) is indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery. Two stylized twigs are also shown around the bottom half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(1957, 59 - 63), Kolkata(1957, 59 - 63)
Km Number – # 47


b) 25 paisa (Pure Nickel Issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)


Specifications
Years of issue – 1964
Rev –  The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “25” is changed to “Pachchish Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata
Km Number – # 48.1

All other specifications are same as above.


c) 25 paisa (Numerals smaller, “Pachchis Paise” in Hindi modified)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1965 - 68
Rev –  The inscription “Pachchish Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “25” is modified. The numeral “25” is shown in a smaller face.All other features are same as above.
Minted at – Mumbai (1965 – 67), Kolkata (1965 – 68)
Km Number – # 48.2

All other specifications are same as above.


d) 25 paisa (Cupro Nickel Issue)
First issued on 10th January, 1972.
Specifications
Years of issue1972 – 1990
Metal composition –  Copper– Nickel alloy (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)  )

Rev –  The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center and the year of issue just below it. The inscription “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English is indicated around the top half of the periphery. Two stylized twigs are also shown around the bottom half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(1972 – 82, 84 - 90), Kolkata(1972 - 89), Hyderabad(1972 – 81, 84 - 89), Canada(1985)
Km Number – # 49

All other specifications are same as above.

e) 25 paisa (Design- Rhino)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1988 - 2002
Metal composition –  Ferritic Stainless Steel (82 % Iron, 18% Chromium)
Weight –  2.83 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter –  19 mm
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  Shows Lion capital of Ashoka, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below it, at the top center.  The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center bottom. The words ‘Bharat’ and “Paise” in Hindi appear on the left periphery, with ‘INDIA’ and “PAISE” in English on the right periphery.
Rev –  Shows the “One horned Rhino” at the center. The year of issue is shown in International numerals above the central design.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida(1988 – 2001), Canada(1988)
Km Number – # 54

Decimal 50 Paise Regular Issue

a) 50 naya paisa (Pure Nickel Issue)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1960 - 1963
Metal composition –  Pure Nickel
Weight –  5 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter – 24 mm
Edge – Upright milled
Obv –  The center bears the Lion capital of Ashoka, with ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appearing on either side.
Rev – The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center, “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below it and the year of issue at the bottom. The fractional relation of the coin to the rupee ( Rupayeka Adha Bhag ) is indicated in Hindi around the top half of the periphery. Two stylized twigs are also shown around the bottom half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata
Km Number – # 55


NOTE: The above mentioned 50 np coin is reported to be issued in the years 1957 and 1959. These 2 coins were probably issued as trial strikes in very less numbers. These are very rare ones and not easily found in circulation. No Indian dealer also mentioned them in their list of coins issued. The photo of those two coins are collected from net and shown here for preview by the readers of this blog. Please note that I do not have these 2 coins in my collection.

Extremely RARE coin


b) 50 paisa (Pure Nickel Issue, prefix ‘Naya’ dropped)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1964
Rev – The inscription “Naye Paise” in Hindi just below the numeral “50” is changed to “Pachash Paise” in Hindi. All other features are same as above.
Minted at - Kolkata
Km Number – # 58

All other specifications are same as above.

c) 50 paisa (Numeral ‘50’ shown in smaller font)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1967 - 1971
Rev – The value of the coin “50”, shown in International numerals at the center, is changed to a smaller face. All other features are same as above.
Minted at - Kolkata
Km Number – # 58

All other specifications are same as above.


d) 50 paisa (Cupro Nickel Issue)
First issued on 14th February, 1972.

Specifications
Years of issue – 1972 - 1973
Metal composition –  Copper– Nickel alloy (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)  )
Edge – Security
Rev –  The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center and the year of issue just below it. The inscription “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English is indicated around the top half of the periphery. Two stylized twigs are also shown around the bottom half of the periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai, Kolkata
Km Number – # 61

All other specifications are same as above.

e) 50 paisa (Value in English and Hindi closer)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1974 - 1983
Rev – The inscription “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English indicated around the top half of the periphery are closer.
Minted at – Mumbai(1974 – 78, 1980), Kolkata(1974 – 78, 1980,1983), Hyderabad(1975 - 77)
Km Number – # 63

All other specifications are same as above.

f) 50 paisa (Cupro Nickel Issue,)(Wide Border Leaf Design)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1984 - 1990
Edge –  Upright milled
Obv –  Lion capital of Ashoka at the center, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below it. ‘INDIA’ in English and ‘Bharat’ in Hindi appear on its either side, All these are enclosed inside a wide circular border leaf design.
Rev – The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center with the year of issue just below it, and “Paise” in Hindi and “PAISE” in English are inscribed on its either side. All these are enclosed inside a wide circular border leaf design.
Minted at – Kolkata(1984 - 90),  Mumbai, Hyderabad(1984 - 89), Seoul(Korea)(1985)
Km Number – # 65

All other specifications are same as above.

g) 50 paisa (Ferritic Stainless Steel Issue) (Design- Map and Parliament)

Specifications
Years of issue – 1988 – 2003, 2007
Metal composition –  Ferritic Stainless Steel (82% Iron + 18 % Chromium)
Weight –   3.75 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter – 22 mm
Edge – unmilled plain
Obv –  Shows Lion capital of Ashoka, with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below it, at the top center.  The value of the coin is shown in International numerals at the center bottom. The words ‘Bharat’ and “Paise” in Hindi appear on the left periphery, with ‘INDIA’ and “PAISE” in English on the right periphery.
Rev –  Shows the “Map of India” in the back ground  with the “Parliament Building” in the fore ground at the center. The year of issue is shown in International numerals below the central design. “Bharat” in Hindi and “INDIA” in English is inscribed on the to right corner of the periphery.
Minted at – Kolkata(1988 - 2002, 2007), Mumbai(1988 - 2003), Hyderabad(1988 - 2002), Noida(1988 - 2002, 2007), Canada(1988)
Km Number – # 69

h) 50 paisa (Theme – Nritya Mudra) (Design- Clenched Fist)

Specifications
Years of issue –2008 to 2010
Obv –  The face of the coin is divided into three portions with two horizontal lines. The central portion bears the "Lion Capital" of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "Satyameva Jayate" inscribed below. The top portion contains word "Bharat" in Hindi and "INDIA" in English and bottom portion contains the Year of issue in International Numerals.
Rev – A clenched fist with value “50” in International Numerals and ‘Paise’ in Hindi and ‘PAISE’ in English below.

Minted at – Kolkata(2008 - 10),  Mumbai(2009),  Hyderabad(2008),        
                  Noida(2008, 2009)
Km Number – # 374

All other specifications are same as above.



i) 50 paisa (Design – Floral)






Specifications
Years of issue –2011, 2013
Metal composition – Ferritic Stainless Steel (83% Iron + 17%
                                Chromium)
Weight –   2.83 gms
Shape –  Circular
Diameter – 19 mm
Edge – milled (100 serrations)
Obv –  The face of the coin shows the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "Satyameva Jayate" in Hindi, inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "Bharat"  in Hindi and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA" in English.
RevThe face of the coin shows the denominational value “50” in the international numerals flanked on the left and right periphery with the floral design. The upper periphery bears the word ‘Paise’ in Hindi and the word “PAISE” in English underneath denominational value. The year of minting in international numerals is also shown on the lower periphery.
Minted at – Mumbai(2011), Hyderabad(2011), Kolkata(2011, 20130
Km Number – NA

15 comments:

  1. very interesting and informative..i have a 1984 5 paise coin without SATYAMEV JAYATE...was a coin without s.jayate issued by calcutta mint in that year..love to hear from you,sir

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  2. Hello Sir,

    Why SUN WITH LOTUS, 20 PAISA COIN is not discussed in this page?

    Regards,
    GSR

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    1. Its bot a regular coin, so not discussed here. Plz search it in the page 20p comm coins of India.

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  3. Hell Sir,
    I am searching for a 2011-50 Paise coin. It looks very nice. In one of the exhibition I observed that they are selling each coin for 20/-. Is it worth to buy it?
    Regards,
    GSR

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    1. Hi Sir, how many numbers of 2011- 50 paise coins do u need? I can give u those coins @ 10 rs per piece.

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    2. Hi Sir i want 50 Paise coin of the year 1957.. if you have please let me know my personal mail id "patel4friends@gmail.com". Am doing some documentary so... i will buy as many as you have.

      Regards
      VInay BL

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    3. Dear All,

      Any one who have 50 paise coin for the year 1957 please let me know. i want some 15 to 20 coins. My personal mail ID "patel4friends@gmail.com".

      Regards
      Vinay BL

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  4. Sir I wann to sale some coins of 1 paise 5 paise 10 paise 20 paise 50 paise and 5 rupess. These all are rare coins
    Hina Rani

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  5. Hina Rani ji, most of the coins of India r not rare at all. Rarity of any coin is a dealers' hype. Just see the rarity of 5p 1969 Mumbai Aluminum coin. a week back it was being sold in auction sites, rate ranging from 400 to 900 rs. But see, now it is being sold in Gujurat exhibition @ 100 rs per piece and tat too in BUNC condition. Similarly let us take the example of 5 rs Basaveswar cupro nickel coin. 2 yrs back I bought 1 for my collection @150 rs. But 3 months back I bought a packet containing 100 UNC coins for 1500 rs, ie 15 rs for each coin.

    So forget about the rarity of the coins in ur collection. Now send me a detailed list of the coins with u for sale along with the rates expected by u. If I find that some of ur coins r really interesting to me, I may opt for buying. The list may be sent to my mail box. Thank u.

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  7. Many thanks for ur appreciation.

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  8. Hi Sir,

    Can you please tell me the rarity of 50 2008 Hyderabad coin and what will be selling price of each coin.

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  9. 50p 2008 Hyd is not at all a rare coin. Its selling price may be 3-5 rupees.

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  10. I have 50 paisa 1970 coin back side lotus ,upper sun and written on backside food for all......... what's its value do u know????

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    1. Mahim Singh ji,
      I will be happy to see photo of both sides of the coin referred by u. Will u plz send the photos to my email id?

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