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25 Paise

25 Paise -  obverse 25 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Common coin
Years 1972-1990
Value 25 Paise (0.25 INR)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30-06-2011
References KM# 49
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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 and date

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

Lettering:
पैसे 25 PAISE
1977

Edge

Milled

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



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1972  KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Calcutta Mint)
1972  KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1972 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 367,640,000 0.59 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1972 ♦ KM#49.7 (Mule - Obverse of 48.1 Nickel issue (Lion face without whiskers); & Reverse of 49.1
1972 B 7,895 KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1973  KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1973 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 ♦ KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1973 B 7,567 KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974  KM#49.3 (Type 2 - 10mm between lion nosetips, 16-16.3mm across field. Bull has three legs; Calcutta Mint)
1974  KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1974 * Confirmed, KM#49.4, (Type 1, central lion with bull and horse re-engraved, Hyderabad mint)
1974 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1974 ♦ KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B KM#49.4 (Proof; Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1975  0.42 KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1975 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 * KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 ♦ 559,980,000 0.35 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1975 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1975 B KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1976  KM#49.6 (Type 2 - 9-1/2mm between lions' nose tips. Bull has four legs; Calcutta Mint)
1976 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 * KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 ♦ 30,016,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1976 B KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1977  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1977 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1977 ♦ 270,520,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1977 B KM#49.2 (Proof; Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1978  131,632,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1978 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1978 ♦ KM#49.2 (Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1978 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1978 B KM#49.1 (Proof; Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1979  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1979 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1979 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1979 B KM#49.2 (Proof; Type 2 - 9mm between lions' nose tips, 15mm across field; Mumbai Mint)
1980  6,175,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1980 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1981  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1981 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1981 ♦ 11,048,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1981 ♦ KM#49.4 (Type 1 - central lion with bull and horse re-engraved; Mumbai Mint)
1982  38,288,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1982 ♦ KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1983  137,488,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1984  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1984 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1984 ♦ 98,740,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1985  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1985 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1985 ♦ 113,872,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1985 C KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Ottawa Mint)
1986  KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Calcutta Mint)
1986  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1986 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1986 * KM#49.5 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint)
1986 ♦ 362,624,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1986 ♦ KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1987  341,160,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1987  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; long "7")
1987  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1987 * KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1987 ♦ Confirmed, KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Mumbai Mint)
1987 ♦ KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1988  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; 1.3mm "8" )
1988  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; 1.8mm "8")
1988 * 303,252,000 KM#49.1 (Type 1 - lion with whiskers, faces and wheel redesigned; Hyderabad Mint)
1988 * KM#49.5 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint)
1988 ♦ KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1989  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1989 ♦ KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1990  KM#49.5 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1990 ♦ KM#49.5 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)

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