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2 Paise

2 Paise -  obverse2 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1981
Value 2 Paise (0.02 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 8 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 13,
  • 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.
Schön# 102
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Ashoka lion capitol

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.

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination, date below

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

NOTE: Varieties of date size exist

NOTE: 1970(• Mumbai) is found only in the uncirculated sets of that year; It has a mirror-like surface.

Lettering:
पैसे 2 PAISE
1967

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  6% KM#13.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 10mm "2")
1965 ♦ 175,770,000 1.07 9% KM#13.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 10mm "2")
1966  0.82 11% KM#13.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 10mm "2")
1966 ♦ 386,795,000 0.32 0.91 0.73 15% KM#13.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 10mm "2")
1967  0.34 0.59 1.12 11% KM#13.2 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 10.5mm "2")
1967 ♦ 454,593,000 0.51 0.51 0.89 13% KM#13.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 10mm "2")
1967 ♦ 3% KM#13.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 10mm "2")
1968  5% KM#13.4 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1968  5% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1968 ♦ 305,205,000 0.45 0.52 0.72 20% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1969 ♦ 5,335,000 1.7% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1969 B 9,147 0.7% KM#13.5 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1970  79,100,000 1.43 8% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1970 ♦ 0.8% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2") In sets only
1970 B 3,046 0.5% KM#13.5 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1971  207,900,000 0.77 0.89 0.89 15% KM#13.5 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1971 B 4,375 0.6% KM#13.5 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1972  261,270,000 0.31 9% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1972 * 0.71 1.34 9% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1972 B 7,895 1.1% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1973  6% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1973 * 0.68 8% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1973 B 7,562 1.3% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1974  0.28 0.55 0.96 0.89 11% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1974 * 1.32 1.01 8% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1974 B 0.9% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1975  184,500,000 0.72 0.67 2.05 13% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint, 11mm "2")
1975 * 0.24 0.51 0.69 0.69 23% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1975 B 1.0% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1976 * 4% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1976 ♦ 68,140,000 0.45 0.98 1.37 9% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1976 B 0.6% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1977 * 0.35 0.35 10% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1977 ♦ 1.25 4% KM#13.4 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1977 ♦ 251,955,000 8% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1977 B 0.4% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1978 * 144,010,000 0.91 5% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1978 ♦ 3% KM#13.4 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1978 B 0.5% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1979 * 2.99 3% KM#13.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint, 11mm "2")
1979 B 0.5% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1980 B 0.3% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")
1981 B 0.7% KM#13.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 11mm "2")

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