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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
References KM# 49
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#49.x mintages
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 I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties. 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties = rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks)

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination above the date

Lettering:
पैसे PAISE
25
1974
B

Edge

Milled

Mints

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

Comments

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



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



Mumbai mintmarks
♦ - Circulation strikes
B - Proof strikes

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  0.58 8% KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Calcutta Mint)
1972  0.72 5% KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1972 * 7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 367,640,000 0.13 0.57 0.72 19% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1972 ♦ 1.0% KM#49.7 (Mule - Obverse of 48.1 Nickel issue (Lion face without whiskers); & Reverse of 49.1
1972 B 7,895 0.8% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1973  0.34 0.34 1.60 10% KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1973 * 0.05 7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 ♦ 0.20 0.28 0.28 1.98 15% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1973 B 7,567 0.9% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974  0.57 1.27 7% KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1974  4% KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1974 * 2.0% Confirmed, KM#49.4, (Type 1, central lion with bull and horse re-engraved, Hyderabad mint)
1974 * 0.97 7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1974 ♦ 0.42 10% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974 ♦ 6% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B 0.9% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B 0.3% KM#49.4 (Proof; Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1975  0.43 11% KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1975 * 0.44 1.82 7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 * 0.62 5% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 ♦ 559,980,000 0.32 0.81 15% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1975 ♦ 2% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1975 B 0.6% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1976  4% KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1976 * 0.52 7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 * 2% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 ♦ 30,016,000 4% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1976 B 0.4% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1977  5% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1977 * 0.09 0.33 9% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1977 ♦ 270,520,000 5% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ 1.4% KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ 1.1% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1977 B 0.4% KM#49.2 (Proof; Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1978  131,632,000 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1978 * 5% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1978 ♦ 1.3% KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1978 ♦ 1.4% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1978 B 0.3% KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1979  1.2% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1979 * 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1979 ♦ 1.7% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1979 B 0.4% KM#49.2 (Proof; Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1980  6,175,000 2% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1980 * 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1981  0.8% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1981 * 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1981 ♦ 11,048,000 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1981 ♦ 1.1% KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1982  38,288,000 1.7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1982 ♦ 0.7% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1983  137,488,000 3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1984  3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1984 * 0.6% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1984 ♦ 98,740,000 0.61 9% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1985  0.87 6% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1985 * 4% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1985 ♦ 113,872,000 4% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1985 C 0.54 0.55 0.71 16% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Ottawa Mint)
1986  3% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1986  3% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1986 * 4% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1986 * 3% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint)
1986 ♦ 362,624,000 0.67 0.55 11% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1986 ♦ 5% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1987  341,160,000 0.55 5% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1987  1.9% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; long "7")
1987  1.69 2% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1987 * 0.64 8% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1987 ♦ 2% Confirmed, KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1987 ♦ 0.57 7% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1988  3% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; 1.3mm "8" )
1988  2% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; 1.8mm "8")
1988 * 303,252,000 5% KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1988 * 2% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint)
1988 ♦ 0.24 0.55 10% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1989  1.8% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1989 * 0.2% KM#49.1 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint)
1989 ♦ 4% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1990  0.8% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1990 ♦ 2% KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)

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