10 Paise

10 Paise -  obverse10 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1971
Value 10 Paise (0.1 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 8 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-2011
References KM# 26
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Ashoka Lion Capitol

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination, date below
"Rupye ka dusva bhaag" (tenth of a rupee) in Devanagari

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad

Lettering:
रुपये का दसवाँ भाग
10
दस पैसे
1971

Edge

Smooth

Comments

- NOTE: Different National Emblem Types
Type 1: Side lions toothless with 2 to 3 fur rows, short squat D in INDIA.
Type 2: Asoka lion pedestal more imposing. Side lions with 3 or 4 fur rows, more elegant D in INDIA. The shape of the D in INDIA is the easiest way to distinguish this obverse (see image)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  1.22 0.19 0.79 0.29 24% KM#26.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1968 * 55,940,000 0.85 10% KM#26.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1968 * 7% KM#26.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1968 ♦ 0.24 0.73 14% KM#26.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1969  0.73 1.12 17% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "10")
1969 * 0.85 15% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "10")
1969 ♦ 65,405,000 0.61 17% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")
1969 B 9,147 1.5% KM#26.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")
1970  12% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "10")
1970 ♦ 48,400,000 0.75 0.80 0.81 1.16 31% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")
1970 B 3,046 1.5% KM#26.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")
1971 ♦ 88,800,000 1.12 0.30 33% KM#26.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")
1971 B 4,375 3% KM#26.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "10")

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