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5 Paise without devanagari legend

5 Paise (without devanagari legend) -  obverse5 Paise (without devanagari legend) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1972-1984
Value 5 Paise (0.05 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.53 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 18
  • 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.

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 types of Reverse, KM#18.1 - KM#18.3 = with Devanagari legend above value (similar to KM#17); KM#18.4 - KM#18.6 without legend and with larger denomination letter.

Lettering:
पैसे PAISE
5
1974
B

Edge

Smooth

Mints

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

Comments

KM#18.4 (Type 1 Ashoka lion on obverse; 11mm "5"- Denomination Numeral)
KM#18.5 (Type 1 Ashoka lion on obverse; 11mm "5"- Denomination Numeral)
KM#18.6 (Type 2 Ashoka lion on obverse; 11mm "5"- Denomination Numeral)

Bombay - Different mint mark types:
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Circulation strikes
B (letter "B") = Proof Issues

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  0.57 0.85 0.64 15% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1972 * 512,430,000 0.31 0.45 0.44 10% KM#18.4 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; large date )
1972 * 1.8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 0.28 9% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1972 B 7,895 1.0% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1973  8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1973 * 0.37 0.85 7% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 * 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 ♦ 0.50 16% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1973 B 7,562 1.3% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1974  0.07 0.40 1.17 0.59 17% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1974 * 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1974 ♦ 0.06 0.23 0.24 0.24 0.22 14% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B 1.1% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1975  289,080,000 9% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1975 * 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 ♦ 0.41 10% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1975 B 0.7% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1976  6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1976 * 0.29 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 ♦ 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1977  0.92 8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1977 * 0.40 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1977 ♦ 3% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ 257,899,999 0.24 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1978  3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1978 * 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1978 ♦ 2% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1979  2% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1979 * 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1979 ♦ 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1980  3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1980 * 0.72 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1980 ♦ 21,440,000 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1980 B 0.2% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1981  4,365,000 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1981 * 0.65 0.39 5% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1981 ♦ 2.0% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1981 B 0.8% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1982  6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1982 * 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1982 ♦ 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1982 B 3,499,000 1.6% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint)
1983  3,110,000 5% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1983 * 0.50 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1984  3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1984 * 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)

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