25 Paise

25 Paise -  obverse25 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1972-1990
Value 25 Paise (0.25 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-2011
Number N# 1633
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References KM# 49
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type 1 but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties.

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination above the date

Lettering:
पैसे PAISE
25
1974
B

Edge

Reeded.
NOTE: 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties: rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks).

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
* Hyderabad, India (1803-date)
C Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)
♦ & B Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Bombay mintmarks
♦ - Circulation strikes
B - Proof strikes

KM#49.1 Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned.
KM#49.2 Type 2 - 9 mm between lions' nose tips, 15 mm across field. Bull has three legs.
KM#49.3 Type 2 - 10 mm between lion nose tips, 16-16.3 mm across field. Bull has three legs.
KM#49.4 Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved.
KM#49.5 Type 3.
KM#49.6 Type 2 - 9-1/2 mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs.
KM#49.7 Mule: Obverse of KM#48.1 Nickel issue (Lion face without whiskers) and Reverse of KM#49.1.



- The center Lion on the KM#49.4 has re-engraved mouth, chest hair and bull and horse (click on image to zoom).


1988 Calcutta mint details:


Detail of re-engraving KM#49.7 vs KM#49.1.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  0.14 0.56 8% KM#49.2 (Calcutta Mint)
1972  0.59 5% KM#49.3 (Calcutta Mint)
1972 * 0.55 7% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 367 640 000 0.14 0.57 0.65 1.19 19% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1972 ♦ 1.1% KM#49.7 (Bombay Mint)
1972 B 7 895 0.8% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1973  0.14 0.30 0.40 1.95 10% KM#49.3 (Calcutta Mint)
1973 * 0.07 0.19 0.58 0.07 8% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1973 ♦ 0.21 0.59 0.24 0.76 15% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1973 B 7 567 1.0% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1974  0.59 0.61 8% KM#49.3 (Calcutta Mint)
1974  4% KM#49.6 (Calcutta Mint)
1974 * 0.71 0.76 7% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1974 * 1.9% KM#49.4 (Hyderabad mint)
1974 ♦ 0.07 0.07 0.44 0.46 0.51 11% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1974 ♦ 0.59 6% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1974 B 1.0% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1974 B 0.4% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1975  0.42 0.07 0.25 11% KM#49.6 (Calcutta Mint)
1975 * 0.51 0.59 6% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1975 * 0.62 5% KM#49.4 (Hyderabad Mint)
1975 ♦ 559 980 000 0.36 0.39 1.19 15% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1975 ♦ 2% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1975 B 0.7% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1976  4% KM#49.6 (Calcutta Mint)
1976 * 0.55 0.07 7% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1976 * 2% KM#49.4 (Hyderabad Mint)
1976 ♦ 30 016 000 1.19 4% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1976 B 0.4% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1977  0.59 5% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1977 * 0.12 0.36 0.59 9% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1977 ♦ 270 520 000 0.07 5% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1977 ♦ 1.4% KM#49.2 (Bombay Mint)
1977 ♦ 1.1% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1977 B 0.4% KM#49.2 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1978  131 632 000 3% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1978 * 0.12 5% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1978 ♦ 1.4% KM#49.2 (Bombay Mint)
1978 ♦ 1.4% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1978 B 0.4% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1979  1.2% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1979 * 0.59 3% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1979 ♦ 0.07 1.7% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1979 B 0.4% KM#49.2 (Bombay Mint) Proof
1980  6 175 000 2% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1980 * 0.13 3% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1981  0.8% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1981 * 3% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1981 ♦ 11 048 000 0.07 0.96 4% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1981 ♦ 1.0% KM#49.4 (Bombay Mint)
1982  38 288 000 1.9% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1982 ♦ 0.7% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1983  137 488 000 3% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1984  3% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1984 * 0.7% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1984 ♦ 98 740 000 0.53 0.04 0.44 9% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1985  0.59 0.33 1.07 6% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1985 * 4% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1985 ♦ 113 872 000 4% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1985 C 0.47 0.57 0.14 17% KM#49.1 (Ottawa Mint)
1986  0.18 0.28 3% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1986  0.04 3% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint)
1986 * 4% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1986 * 3% KM#49.5 (Hyderabad Mint)
1986 ♦ 362 624 000 0.59 0.55 0.44 11% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1986 ♦ 2.37 0.19 5% KM#49.5 (Bombay Mint)
1987  341 160 000 0.77 5% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint)
1987  1.9% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint; long "7")
1987  1.07 2% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint)
1987 * 0.12 0.65 0.04 0.76 8% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1987 ♦ 3% KM#49.1 (Bombay Mint)
1987 ♦ 0.28 0.59 0.07 7% KM#49.5 (Bombay Mint)
1988  0.3% KM#49.1 (Calcutta Mint; 1.8mm "88" in date)
1988  3% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint; 1.3mm "88" in date)
1988  2% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint; 1.8mm "88" in date)
1988 * 303 252 000 0.07 0.04 5% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1988 * 2% KM#49.5 (Hyderabad Mint)
1988 ♦ 0.24 0.04 0.71 10% KM#49.5 (Bombay Mint)
1989  1.8% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint)
1989 * 0.3% KM#49.1 (Hyderabad Mint)
1989 ♦ 0.04 5% KM#49.5 (Bombay Mint)
1990  0.8% KM#49.5 (Calcutta Mint)
1990 ♦ 2% KM#49.5 (Bombay Mint)

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