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3 Paise

3 Paise -  obverse 3 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
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
References KM# 14
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Ashoka Lion Capitol

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

"Teen Paise" (three paise) in Devanagari
Denomination flanked by sprays, 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: 1970(• Mumbai) is found only in the uncirculated sets of that year; It has a mirror-like surface.

Lettering:
3 तीन पैसे
1970

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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.
                                                                                                         

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1964  KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1964 ♦ 138,890,000 0.73 0.50 0.57 KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1965  KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1965 ♦ 459,825,000 0.49 KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1966  KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1966 ♦ 390,440,000 0.37 0.78 KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1966 ⟐ KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g), dot in diamond
1967  KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 1.21g)
1967  KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1967 * KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g)
1967 * KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1967 ♦ 167,018,000 KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1968  KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1968 * KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 1.21g)
1968 * KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1968 ♦ KM# 14.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 1.21g)
1968 ♦ 246,390,000 0.55 KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1969  7,025,000 KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1969 * KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1969 ♦ KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1969 B 9,147 KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1970  15,300,000 KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1970 ♦ KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1970 B KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)
1971  203,100,000 0.55 0.76 1.10 KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 1.23g)
1971 * 0.32 0.56 0.45 KM# 14.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 1.23g)
1971 B KM# 14.2 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint, 1.23g)

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