3 Paise

3 Paise -  obverse3 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1964-1971
Value 3 Paise (0.03 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Shape Hexagonal (6-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1847
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References KM# 14
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

Ashoka Lion Capitol

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Translation: India India

Reverse

"Teen Paise" (three paise) in Devanagari
Denomination flanked by sprays, date below

Lettering:
3 तीन पैसे
1970

Translation:
3 Paise
1970

Edge

Smooth

3 Paise -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
* Hyderabad, India (1803-date)
B Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Hyderabad, India (1803-date)

Comments

Different National Emblem Types:
Type 1: Side lions toothless with 2 to 3 furrows, short squat D in INDIA.
Type 2: Asoka lion pedestal more imposing. Side lions with 3 or 4 furrows, more elegant D in INDIA. The shape of the D in INDIA is the easiest way to distinguish this obverse.


Mumbai mintmarks:
♦ - Circulation strikes
B - Proof strikes

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1964  10% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1964 ♦ 138 890 000 1.06 0.59 0.65 0.32 17% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1965  0.59 0.69 18% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1965 ♦ 459 825 000 0.71 0.46 1.16 0.91 16% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1966  0.27 0.58 1.13 11% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1966 ♦ 390 440 000 0.36 0.81 1.18 0.60 17% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1966 ⟐ 4% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g), dot in diamond
1967  6% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1967  2% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1967 * 1.02 4% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g)
1967 * 1.9% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1967 ♦ 167 018 000 0.36 5% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1968  0.59 10% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1968 * 4% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g)
1968 * 1.13 4% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1968 ♦ 4% KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1968 ♦ 246 390 000 0.59 0.48 12% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1969  7 025 000 0.75 0.88 6% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1969 * 3% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1969 ♦ 0.7% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1969 B 9 147 0.9% KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1970  15 300 000 6% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1970 ♦ 1.0% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1970 B 0.6% KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1971  203 100 000 0.52 0.59 0.82 0.59 1.02 33% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1971 * 0.58 0.59 0.29 0.69 15% KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1971 B 1.5% KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)

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