5 Paise without Devanagari legend

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

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Features

Issuer 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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 18660
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 18
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

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 at the top and with larger denomination numeral.

Lettering:
पैसे PAISE
5
1974
B

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
* Hyderabad, India (1803-date)
♦ & B Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-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 G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  $ 0.02 $ 0.18 $ 0.52 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 16% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1972 * 512 430 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 10% KM#18.4 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; large date )
1972 * 1.8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.31 10% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1972 B 7 895 0.9% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1973  $ 0.29 8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1973 * $ 0.31 $ 0.78 7% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 * $ 0.37 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1973 ♦ $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.49 $ 0.49 16% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1973 B 7 562 1.4% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1974  $ 0.07 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 18% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1974 * $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1974 ♦ $ 0.05 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 15% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1974 B 1.2% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1975  289 080 000 $ 0.31 8% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1975 * $ 0.26 $ 0.89 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1975 ♦ $ 0.31 $ 0.43 $ 0.58 $ 0.66 11% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1975 B 0.7% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1976  $ 0.52 $ 0.66 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1976 * $ 0.30 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1976 ♦ $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.70 $ 1.08 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1977  $ 0.17 $ 0.54 $ 1.03 9% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1977 * $ 0.37 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1977 ♦ $ 0.59 3% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Bombay Mint)
1977 ♦ 257 899 999 $ 0.31 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1978  $ 0.02 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1978 * $ 0.29 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1978 ♦ 2% KM#18.5 (Type 1; Bombay Mint)
1979  2% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1979 * 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1979 ♦ $ 0.06 4% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1980  $ 0.23 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1980 * $ 0.25 $ 0.31 $ 0.63 $ 0.65 $ 0.66 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1980 ♦ 21 440 000 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1980 B 0.2% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1981  4 365 000 $ 0.63 $ 1.06 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1981 * $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1981 ♦ $ 0.37 3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1981 B 0.7% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1982  $ 0.63 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1982 * $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1982 ♦ 5% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1982 B 3 499 000 1.5% KM#18.6 (Proof; Type 2; Bombay Mint)
1983  3 110 000 5% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1983 * $ 0.29 $ 0.29 7% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)
1984  3% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1984 * $ 0.25 6% KM#18.6 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint)

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