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5 Paise International Year of the Child

5 Paise (International Year of the Child) -  obverse5 Paise (International Year of the Child) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1979
Value 5 Paise (0.05 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Quadrangular (4-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 22
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

International Year of the Child

Obverse

Ashoka lion pedestal, denomination below

Lettering:
भारत INDIA
पैसे 5 PAISE

Reverse

Emblem on square within circle, flanked by sprays

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

Lettering:
बच्चे की मुस्कान-राष्ट्र की शान
HAPPY CHILD-NATION'S PRIDE
1979

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1979  80,370,000 1.06 0.90 Calcutta Mint
1979 * 1,100,000 Hyderabad Mint
1979 ♦ 39,860,000 0.87 Mumbai Mint
1979 B Proof, Mumbai Mint

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