Saturday, 22 December 2018

5 Paise Commemorative Coins Of India

First Commemorative Coin in the denomination of 5 Paise were issued in 1976 and the Theme was Food And Work For All. Now let's have a look about the details of this coin.

Year Of Issue : 1976
Value : 5 PAISE
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22.3 mm
Thickness : 2.17 mm
Weight : 1.5 Gms.
Demonetized : Yes
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side on upper half section of the coin. Whereas, a big Numeric 5 just below the Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "पैसे & PAISE" at either side in the lower half section of the coin.

Reverse Description : 

Semi Circular Lettering "सबके लिए अनाज और काम" in Hindi and "FOOD & WORK FOR ALL" In English at either sides of the coin. Whereas In the center A Figure of Tractor Utility Pole And Buildings in the background. At the bottom of it Year of Mintage with Mint Marks written. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #19
Mint Marks = Kolkata (No mark), Hyderabad (), Mumbai (◆ or B).

5 Paise Coin Food And Work For All 1976
5 Paise Coin Food And Work For All 1976
Further, In the Year 1977 once again another commemorative coin in the same denomination of 5 paise was issued and the theme was SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT.  Obverse of this coin was almost similar to the coin of 1976 i.e. Food And Work For All. Only reverse was completely changed depicting the theme of the coin.  

Year Of Issue : 1977
Value : 5 PAISE
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22. mm
Thickness : 2.17 mm
Weight : 1.5 Gms.
Demonetized : Yes
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side on upper half section of the coin. Whereas, a big Numeric 5 just below the Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "पैसे & PAISE" at either side in the lower half section of the coin.

Reverse Description : 

Semi Circular Lettering "विकास के लिए बचाइए" in Hindi on the upper half section of the coin and "SAVE FOR DEVELOPMENT" In English on the lower half section of the coin. Whereas In the center there was a collage of various symbols depicting development. A hand putting savings in a savings box, A piece of cereal ear symbolizing food, a HUT symbolizing shelter, a triangle symbolizing family planning, a book symbolizing knowledge, a cross symbolizing Health and Medical facilities, and a wheel with gear symbolizing Industry and Growth. And, just below the symbols year of mintage with mint marks. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #20
Mint Marks = Kolkata (No mark), Hyderabad (), Mumbai (◆ or B).

5 Paise Coin Save For Development 1977
5 Paise Coin Save For Development 1977
Again in the year 1978 another coin in this series of 5 Paise Commemotative Coins was issued with a theme FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL. Once again, the Obverse of this coin was almost same as the previous issues of the commemorative coins of this denomination. Nevertheless, all details of the coin is mentioned below.

Year Of Issue : 1978
Value : 5 PAISE
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22. mm
Thickness : 2.17 mm
Weight : 1.5 Gms.
Demonetized : Yes
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side on upper half section of the coin. Whereas, a big Numeric 5 just below the Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "पैसे & PAISE" at either side in the lower half section of the coin.

Reverse Description : 

Semi Circular Lettering "सबके लिए अनाज और मकान" in Hindi on the upper half section of the coin and "FOOD & SHELTER FOR ALL" In English on the lower half section of the coin. Whereas In the center there was a symbolic presentation of food with a sprig of grain and a HUT symbolizing shelter in a circle. And, just on the upper section of the circle Year of Mintage with Mint Marks were embossed.
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #21
Mint Marks = Kolkata (No mark), Hyderabad (), Mumbai (◆ or B).

5 Paise Coin Food & Shelter For All 1978
5 Paise Coin Food & Shelter For All 1978
The last coin in this series of 5 Paise Commemorative coins were issued in 1979 and the theme was HAPPY CHILD NATION'S PRIDE. In fact year 1979 was observed as INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD and thus, this coin was issued to celebrate and commemorate the occasion. Pattern of the obverse of this coin was though same as of early issues of 5 paise commemorative coins but, there was difference in Ashoka Lion which was a bigger and thicker (fat) than earlier and the Numeric "5" was also in a new style i.e. smaller yet thicker than the previous issues. Details of this coin are given below :

Year Of Issue : 1979
Value : 5 PAISE
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22.3 mm
Thickness : 2.17 mm
Weight : 1.5 Gms.
Demonetized : Yes
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side on upper half section of the coin. Whereas, a big Numeric 5 just below the Ashoka Lion Capital With Lettering "पैसे & PAISE" at either side in the lower half section of the coin.

Reverse Description : 

Semi Circular Lettering "बच्चे की मुस्कान राष्ट्र की शान" in Hindi on the upper half section of the coin and "HAPPY CHILD NATION'S PRIDE" In English on the lower half section of the coin. Whereas In the center there was an Emblem featuring a slate which depicted education enclosed in a circle. On the top of the slate there was featuring a "SUN" symbolizing enlightenment of wisdom and good health and just below of it featuring "A Boy & A Girl" and the entire design was surrounded by sprigs. And, just below of this emblem, year of mintage with mint marks were embossed. 

Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #22
Mint Marks = Kolkata (No mark), Hyderabad (), Mumbai (◆ or B).

5 Paise Coin Happy Child Nation's Pride 1979
5 Paise Coin Happy Child Nation's Pride 1979      
Now, all coins of this series are demonetized and out of circulation. But, still they carry a great wanting and likes for all those who are keen to save and collect coins or those who want to preserve their heritage. All these four types of 5 Paise Commemorative Coins are primarily collected by all coin lovers. However, some mule coins in this category were also found. We shall discuss about it in our separate post on Mule Coins.

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Evolution And Journey Of 25 Paise Indian Coins

Since, in the year 1957 India shifted to the decimal system, many new coins in different denominations were issued in this year. So, a new coin of 25 Naye Paise was also issued this year. Though, it was the beginning of decimal system in India so the Non-Decimal coins were also there in the circulation and to distinguish between Decimal and Non-Decimal system "Naya-Paisa" concept was introduced and all new coins were coming with this denomination system only. Nevertheless, the all new 25 Naye Paise coin entered in Indian cash market and started its journey and followed various changes in accordance with the changing times. Here let us retrospect the Evolution & Journey of this Coin 25 "Naye Paise" to 25 "Paise". Let's have on the features and appearance of the first coin in this series: 
Year Of Circulation : 1957-1963
Value : 25 NAYE PAISE 
Metal : Nickel
Shape : Round
Diameter : 18.7 mm
Thickness : 1.32 mm
Weight : 2.42 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
A bold numeric "25" featuring in the center and on the top of it written in semi-circular style "रुपये का चौथा भाग" in Hindi whereas "नये पैसे" written just below of it. Year of Mintage with Mint Marks mentioned at the bottom of the coin. 
Minted At : Bombay & Calcutta.                
Reference : KM #47
25 Naye Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1962
25 Naye Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1962
In the year 1964 few small changes were made in this coin and a new coin was introduced. This coin was a bit thicker and heavier than the previous one. No change was there on the obverse and in reverse the "Numeric 25" was written in a bit bigger font and the term"नये पैसे" was replaced with "पच्चीस पैसे" in ancient way of writing in Devnagari which is not in used now a days. In this form of Devnagari the ligature of "च" with "च" was written in such unique way as if one "च" had climbed upon the shoulder of another "च". Details of this coin is mentioned below for better understanding and ready reference : 
Year Of Mintage : 1964
Value : 25 PAISE 
Metal : Nickel
Shape : Round
Diameter : 19 mm
Thickness : 1.44 mm
Weight : 2.55 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
A bold numeric "25" featuring in the center and on the top of it written in semi-circular style "रुपये का चौथा भाग" in Hindi whereas "पच्चीस पैसे" written just below of it in ancient way of writing in Devnagari as mentioned above. Year of Mintage with Mint Marks mentioned at the bottom of the coin. 
Minted At : Bombay & Calcutta.                
Reference : KM #48.1
25 Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1964
25 Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1964
Immediately in the very next year this coin was re-introduced with certain new amendments. In obverse of the coin there was a change in pedestal of Ashoka Lion Capitol it was more imposed now. And, in reverse the font size of numeric "25" and mintage year was reduced. Further, the denomination detail was also changed from "Ancient Devnagari Style" to the "Novel Style of Devnagari" i.e. "पच्चीस पैसे" 
Minted At : Bombay & Calcutta (1965 To 1967) But, in 1968 minted at Calcutta only.
Reference : KM #48.2      
25 Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1965
25 Paise Pure Nickel Coin 1965
Later, for three consecutive years from 1969 to 1971 there was no mintage of these coins. But, in the year 1972 once again a "All New 25 Paise Coin" came in a new "AVATAR". Now, it was a Copper-Nickel Coin with a quite different look due to significant changes in the characteristics and much shiny appearance of the coin. Details of this coin is given below:
Year Of Circulation : 1972-1990
Value : 25 PAISE 
Metal : Copper-Nickel
Shape : Round
Diameter : 19 mm
Thickness : 1.36 mm
Weight : 2.5 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
A bold and tall numeric "25" featuring in the center and on the upper half of the top its written in semi-circular style "पैसे" and "PAISE". Year of Mintage with Mint Marks mentioned at the bottom of the the numeric "25". 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad. 
                  However, in 1985 it was minted at Ottawa/Canada Mint also.               
Reference : KM #49
25 Paise Copper-Nickel Coin 1972
25 Paise Copper-Nickel Coin 1972
During the circulation period of this coin few more varieties and mule versions of this coin were also minted which further are referenced as KM #49.1, KM #49.2 and KM #49.3. One Mule with obverse of KM #48.2 and reverse of KM #49.1 was referenced as KM #49.7. Though, the same coin was referred as KM #48.4 also. Since, 1984-1986 there were variations of round edges (i.e. local blanks) and flat edges (i.e. Korean blanks) were also minted. 


Finally, in 1988 it was converted into a Ferritic Stainless Steel coin which was continuously minted till 2002. However, these coins had a longest journey in circulation. These coins were de-monetized on 30th June 2010 vide a written notification. Nevertheless, let us have a look on the details of this ultimate version of 25 Paise Coin which follows below:
Year Of Circulation : 1988-2002
Value : 25 PAISE 
Metal : Ferritic Stainless Steel
Shape : Round
Diameter : 19 mm
Thickness : 1.55 mm
Weight : 2.83 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol on the center top with Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" at the bottomof it, whereas Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side in upper half section and in lower half section of it a bold numeric "25" written along with lettering "पैसे" and "PAISE" at both the sides of it.
Reverse Description : 
An Indian single horned Rhinoceros facing towards left and  on the top of it year of mintage followed by mint marks in the center.
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta, Noida & Hyderabad. 
                  However, in 1988 it was minted at Ottawa/Canada Mint also. 
                  In last two years i.e. 2001 & 2002 it was not minted at Noida.               
Reference : KM #54
25 Paise Ferretic Stainless Steel Coin 1988
25 Paise Ferretic Stainless Steel Coin 1988
Though, these coins are demonetized so they are not a legal tender now but still collectors and numismatists.  


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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Evolution And A Short Journey Of 20 Paise Indian Coins

A new coin with a denomination of 20 Paise was introduced in Indian economy in the year 1968. It was a bright shining like gold coin made of Nickel and Brass. Such a beautiful coin made its place immediately in the pocket, wallet and hearts of Indian population. It was really a coin which has excellent combination of beauty and national pride together. In the obverse, a symbol of national pride Ashoka Lion Capitol and in the reverse an image of National flower of India "Lotus Blossom" made it exceptionally beautiful. Details of the coin are mentioned below:
Year Of Circulation : 1968-1971
Value : 20 PAISE 
Metal : Nickel - Brass
Shape : Round
Diameter : 22 mm
Thickness : 1.75 mm
Weight : 4.5 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
A bold numeric "20" featuring on the top whereas a fully blossom Lotus in the center. At the left of it "पैसे" written in Hindi whereas at the right side "Paise" was written. Year of Mintage with Mint Marks mentioned in the bottom. 
Minted At : Bombay & Calcutta in 1968 & 1969
                  Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad in 1970 
                  Whereas, in 1971 Minted at Bombay only.
Reference : KM #41
20 Paise Nickel Brass Coin 1968
20 Paise Nickel Brass Coin 1968
This was its beauty only which became a curse for the existence and survival of this beautiful coin. This coin had a status of a collectible during the days of its circulation only. Many people started making ornaments with this coin. Since, metal used for this coin was glittering as good as gold and it was easy also to make ornaments from it. Later, in 1971 government decided to discontinue mintage of this coin. Increasing cost of the metal was also a reason behind the discontinuation of this coin.

Later, after 11 years of discontinuation of the coin mentioned above another coin with a denomination of 20 Paise was introduced in India in the year 1982. But this time shape, size and metal of this coin was changed. It was an Aluminium Coin in Hexagonal shape as per following details:
Year Of Circulation : 1982-1997
Value : 20 PAISE 
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Hexagonal (With Six Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 26 mm
Thickness : 1.7 mm
Weight : 2.2 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side with Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" in Hindi below the Ashoka Lion Capitol.
Reverse Description : 
A bold numeric "20" featuring in the center and on the top of it written "पैसे" in Hindi whereas "Paise" written just below of it. Year of Mintage with Mint Marks mentioned in the bottom. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.                
Reference : KM #44

20 Paise Aluminium Coin 1982
20 Paise Aluminium Coin 1982
 Some commemorative Coins were also issued during the circulation period of 20 Paise Coins which we shall discuss in our forthcoming posts when we shall talk about Commemorative Coins Of India. 

These 20 Paise Coins of India have been discontinued now but, only for transactions. They are still a preferred choice for the numismatists and coin collectors. Any coin lover can't complete his or her collection without these coins its a fact.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Evolution And Journey Of 10 Paise Indian Coins

1957 was the year when a first coin with a denomination of 10 Naye Paise was issued. It was 1/10th of One Rupee. This beautiful coin was made of Copper+Nickel alloy having quite pleasant & smooth appearance. Details of this coins are as under :
Year Of Circulation : 1957-1963
Value : 10 PAISE = 1/10 RUPEE
Metal : Cu-Ni (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Shape : Scalloped (With 8 Rounded Notches)
Diameter : 23 mm
Thickness : 1.7 mm
Weight : 4.9 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
Semi Circular Lettering "रुपये का दसवाँ भाग" in Hindi and a bold numeric "10" featuring in the center. At the bottom of it "नये पैसे" written in Hindi, followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #24

10 Naye Paise Coin 1957
10 Naye Paise Coin 1957
In 1964 the same coin was re-introduced with a little modification. Keeping everything same on the obverse there was only one change made in this coin. Instead of "नये पैसे" it was written "दस पैसे" now about the denomination of the coin. Details of this coins are as under :
Year Of Circulation : 1964-1967
Value : 10 PAISE = 1/10 RUPEE
Metal : Cu-Ni (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Shape : Scalloped (With 8 Rounded Notches)
Diameter : 23 mm
Thickness : 1.7 mm
Weight : 4.9 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
Semi Circular Lettering "रुपये का दसवाँ भाग" in Hindi and a bold numeric "10" featuring in the center. At the bottom of it "दस पैसे" written in Hindi, followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At :  From 1957 to 1960 it was minted atBombay & Calcutta only.
                   From 1961 to 1963 apart from Bombay & Calcutta it was minted at Hyderabad                       too.
Reference : KM #25
10 Paise Coin 1964
10 Paise Coin 1964
In order to reduce the minting cost government decided to change the metal of 10 Paise Coin in 1968. Copper & Nickel alloy was replaced with Nickel & Brass. Though, this coin was withdrawn in 1971 since, many people started to make ornaments from this coin because of the gold like shine and glow of this coin and the metallic value of the coin was also increased due to price hike of the metal than its denominated value. Details of this coins are as under :
Year Of Circulation : 1968-1971
Value : 10 PAISE = 1/10 RUPEE
Metal : Nickel + Brass
Shape : Scalloped (With 8 Rounded Notches)
Diameter : 23 mm
Weight : 4.24 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
Semi Circular Lettering "रुपये का दसवाँ भाग" in Hindi and a bold numeric "10" featuring in the center. At the bottom of it "दस पैसे" written in Hindi, followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At :  Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad
Reference : KM #26
However, one more variation of this coin was also found with a die damage in "9" of 1968. And this was referred as KM #26.1 which we'll discuss in another post of die-variety. 

10 Paise Nickel-Brass Coin 1968
10 Paise Nickel-Brass Coin 1968
And, after this an era of Aluminium Coins emerged and among the denomination of 10 Paise the first coin came in the year of 1971. Though the coin was less in weight as compared to current available coin of this value but its size was quite big and white shiny look due to aluminium made it too beautiful. Details of this coin is mentioned below :
Year Of Circulation : 1971 -1982
Value : 10 PAISE 
Metal : Aluminium 
Shape : Scalloped (With 12 Rounded Notches)
Diameter : 25.9 mm
Thickness : 1.9 mm
Weight : 2.3 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol Within the circle of beads surrounded with wreath & Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 

Denomination followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks within the circle of beads surrounded with wreath. 
Minted At :  Bombay, Calcutta and Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #27
10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1971
10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1971
Another variety in the same coin was also issued in 1979 with a little change in die and so with a different appearance. The obverse was kept almost same with the previous version. But, in the reverse of the coin font size of denomination and lettering "पैसे" and "Paise" were reduced and thus there was a visible gap between the wreath and the outer rim of the coin.  
Reference : KM #27.2

10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1979
10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1979

Further, one more variety of this coin was introduced in 1980 which continued till 1982. In this coin the reverse was kept unchanged as 1979 issue but in obverse also the same pattern was applied by reducing the size of Ashoka Capitol and the lettering at both the sides "भारत" and "India". Due to this change in design the outer surrounding wreath came closer to the Ashoka Lion Capitol and the gap between the wreath and the rim became wider.
Reference : KM #27.3

10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1980
10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1980

Gradually with the changing times another change took place in the shape, size and design of the coin of the denomination 10 Paise. The new coin was much smaller in size of the same metal Aluminium only as per details mentioned below :
Year Of Circulation : 1983-1993
Value : 10 PAISE 
Metal : Aluminium
Shape : Scalloped (With 8 Rounded Notches)
Diameter : 23 mm
Thickness : 1.95 mm
Weight : 1.75 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side with the Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" below the pedestal of Ashoka Lion Capitol.
Reverse Description : 

Denomination in a bold numeric "10" featuring in the center. At the top "पैसे" written in Hindi and at the bottom of it "Paise" followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At :  Mumbai, Kolkata & Hyderabad
Reference : KM #39

10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1983
10 Paise Aluminium Coin 1983
Ultimately, in 1988 a final change was done in the coin of this denomination 10 Paise. Perhaps, the cost cutting was the priority so, now the size of coin was reduced to its optimum possibility. It was almost as little as initial One Naya Paisa Coin. But, the metal of the coin was used "Ferritic Stainless Steel". Details and the feature of the coin were as under :
Year Of Circulation : 1988-1998
Value : 10 PAISE 
Metal : Ferritic Stainless Steel
Shape : Round
Diameter : 16 mm
Thickness : 1.5 mm
Weight : 2 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side with the Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" below the pedestal of Ashoka Lion Capitol.
Reverse Description : 


Denomination in a bold numeric "10" featuring in the center. Above of it "पैसे" and "Paise" at either side. Year of Mintage with Mint Marks below the numeric "10".
Minted At :  Mumbai, Kolkata, Noida, Ottawa (Canada) & Hyderabad
Reference : KM #40
10 Paise FSS Coin 1988
10 Paise FSS Coin 1988
Finally, in 1998 mintage of this coin was discontinued but it remained as a legal tender even much after this. Almost by the year 2000 it was happily accepted in transactions. Though, in day to day transactions these coins have lost their acceptance but, a large number of coin lovers and numismatist are still running behind these coins and trying to make their collection enriched with these coins in its all variations and even year wise and mint wise too. 

Now, its time to check your collection, whether these coins are there or not? Hey, do check it fast. And, grab it soon if its not there in your collection.

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Monday, 8 October 2018

Evolution And Journey Of 5 Paise Indian Coins

In 1957 A New Coin with a denomination of 5 "Naye Paise" were introduced in INDIA in the Category of Decimal Coins. Its fractional value in comparison to One Rupee was 1/20. It was a beautiful coin made of Copper and Nickel and had a pleasant & smooth appearance. Details of this coins are as under :
Year Of Circulation : 1957-1963
Value : 5 PAISE = 1/20 RUPEE
Metal : Cu-Ni (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22 mm
Thickness : 1.7 mm
Weight : 4 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
Semi Circular Lettering "रुपये का बीसवाँ भाग" in Hindi and a bold numeric "5" featuring in the center. At the bottom of it "नये पैसे" written in Hindi, followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #16

5 Naye Paise Copper Nickel Coin 1957 India
5 Naye Paise Copper Nickel Coin 1957 India
Second issue of this coin was issued in the year 1964 which had all features same as the coin mentioned above with only one change in its reverse. The letter below Numeric "5" "नये पैसे" was replaced with "पाँच पैसे" and every other features were kept unchanged. This coin was issued up to 1966. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.

Reference : KM #17
5 Paise Copper Nickel Coin 1964 India
5 Paise Copper Nickel Coin 1964 India
Further, from 1965 metal of this coin was changed. Instead of a Copper + Nickel Alloy now Aluminium 96% + Magnesium 4% Alloy was used for minting a coin of this denomination. Thus, weight of the coin was also reduced. Now, it was a light weight coin compared to its previous version. Features of this coin is given below : 
Year Of Circulation : 1967-1971
Value : 5 PAISE = 1/20 RUPEE
Metal : Aluminium (Aluminium 96% + Magnesium 4%)
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22 mm
Thickness : 2.2 mm
Weight : 1.6 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
Semi Circular Lettering "रुपये का बीसवाँ भाग" in Hindi and a bold numeric "5" featuring in the center. At the bottom of it "नये पैसे" written in Hindi, followed by Year of Mintage with Mint Marks. 
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #18
Some more variations of this coin were also issued which were further referred as KM #18.1& KM #18.3.


5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1967 India
5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1967 India
Again in the year 1972 a change was made there in this coin which grossly changed its appearance and features too. Reverse of this coin was converted in a new style. Now the fractional ratio with Rupee was withdrawn and a big Numeric "5" had replaced the smaller one. Now the denomination of the coin in both Hindi "पैसे" and English "PAISE" were given at the either side of the Numeric "5" in a circular curved lettering. And, instead of straight letters, date was also changed in a circular curved style of lettering. 
Year Of Issue/Circulation : 1972-1984
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #18.4
However, another variation of this coin, which was further referred as KM #18.6 was also issued with few changes in Obverse like different font of "D" in INDIA and a fat and hairy Lion.
5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1972 India
5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1972 India
The final and last version of this coin was issued since 1984 to 1994 with a gross change in its Obverse, Reverse and Thickness. Thickness of the coin was reduced. Hence, the coin became much lighter in weight. At Obverse, the size of Ashoka Lion Capitol was reduced with an added Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" below the pedestal of it. Lettering fonts in both Hindi & English were changed at both the Obverse and Reverse. Further, the Numeric "5" in the Reverse also looked much attractive due to its thinner font.
Year Of Issue/Circulation : 1984-1994
Value : 5 PAISE = 1/20 RUPEE
Metal : Aluminium (Aluminium 96% + Magnesium 4%)
Shape : Quadrangular (With Rounded Corners)
Diameter : 22 mm
Thickness :1.5 mm
Weight : 1 Gms.
Obverse Description : 
Ashoka Lion Capitol With Legend "सत्यमेव जयते" (Meaning : Truth Alone Triumphs) below the pedestal of it. Lettering "भारत" & INDIA appearing at either side.
Reverse Description : 
A bold numeric "5" in a thinner font featuring in the center. At the bottom of it written year of Mintage with Mint Marks. "पैसे" and "PAISE" written at either sides of the Numeric "5" at the Reverse.
Minted At : Bombay, Calcutta & Hyderabad.
Reference : KM #23
5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1988 India
5 Paise Aluminium Coin 1988 India
After the circulation of almost ten years this coin was stopped from being minted any more. But, it remained in the circulation for few more years. Overall life for this denomination was almost 40 years in circulation in Indian economy. 
Still, all variants of this coin carry a great value for the #Numismatists and #Coin_Lovers all around the world. 
Meanwhile, during the same era of circulation was 5 PAISE Coins some Commemorative Issues in the same denomination were also minted and circulated. Please wait for our next post about Commemorative Issues Of 5 PAISE Indian Coins.

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