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Friday, 23 September 2011

50 paisa coin of 1954

         The 50 paisa coin of 1954 is an nickel coin of diameter 24 mm and weight approx 5gm .On one side "1/2 rupee" is inscribed in hindi instead of fifty paisa and on the other side Government of India is inscribed .A corn sheafis also marked on one side this symbolised a shift in focus to progress and prosperity.

Thursday, 11 August 2011



        India brought out its distinctive coins on 15th August, 1950.Introduced on 15th August, 1950 and represented the first coinage of Republic India. The King's Portrait was replaced by the Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar. A corn sheaf replaced the Tiger on the one Rupee coin.In September, 1955 that the Indian Coinage Act was amended for the country to adopt a metric system for coinage. The Act came into force with effect from 1 April 1957. The rupee remained unchanged in value and nomenclature. It, divided into 100 'paisa' instead of 16 annas or 64 pice. For public recognition, the new decimal paisa was termed 'Naya Paisa' till 1 June 1964 when the term 'Naya' was dropped.

King George VI 1939 1/2 pice coin

            King George VI in May 1937 and the first coin of India with his effigy was minted in 1938.The king is without a beard.It is a bronze coin of King George VI series all the inscriptions are in english.It is a Bronze coin of 1939.Due to out break of 2nd world war was during his rule, cost of all metals used in coins such as gold, silver and copper increased very much even metallic cover was used from spent bullets and shells of 2nd world war to mint some coins so the size of coins reduced and to save the copper, coins were issued with a hole


        It is a 1930 ,1/12 th anna King George copper-nickel coin which is a George V series coin it was almost very similar to one rupee coin

KING GEORGE V one rupee silver coin


           This is a King George 1918 one rupee silver coin .Here something is inscribed in persian along with english just like the Edward VII coins but the picture of crown has been removed from one side and the king is seen wearing the crown and the word "EMPEROR" is written on the potrait side.Coins were minted in India with the potrait of King George V from 1911 to 1936.


            The coins issued by the British after 1840 bore the portrait of Queen Victoria. The first coinage under the crown was issued in 1862 and in 1877 Queen Victoria assumed the title the Empress of India.On all the coins dated 1877 - 1901 "Victoria Empress" was inscribed on coins .The one rupee coin was a silver coin with on one side potrait of Queen Victoria and on the other side "ONE RUPEE" and "INDIA" written in english.Nothing is written in

1938 Indian's Currency

            The Bank's issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the portrait of George

Rupees Five - First Note issued by Reserve Bank of India
         This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.

Rupees One Hundred
Rupees One Thousand
Rupees Ten Thousand