5 Paise with devanagari legend

5 Paise (with devanagari legend) -  obverse5 Paise (with devanagari legend) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1971
Value 5 Paise (0.05 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Rhombus
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 2011
Number N# 3990
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 18
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

Denomination, date below

Lettering:
रूपये का बीसवाँ भाग
5
पाँच पैसे
1971
B

Translation:
1/20 of a Rupee
5
Five Paise

Edge

Smooth

Mints

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

Comments

Different National Emblem Types in KM#18.x mintages"
Type 1: Side lions toothless with 2 to 3 furrows, short squat D in INDIA. Pedestal 8.98mm wide.
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. Pedestal 9.35mm wide.




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 a legend and with larger denomination letter.

Mumbai mintmarks:
♦ - Circulation strikes
B - Proof strikes

Different sizes of denomination letters in KM#18.x mintages exist.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1967  4% Confirmed, KM#18.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967  $ 0.05 $ 0.32 $ 0.11 $ 0.47 $ 0.57 14% KM#18.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 6mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967  $ 0.15 $ 0.69 $ 0.51 $ 0.97 11% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967 * $ 0.34 $ 0.39 7% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967 * 2% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967 ♦ 608 533 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.46 $ 0.45 19% KM#18.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 6mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1967 ♦ 4% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968  $ 0.49 $ 1.45 14% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968  $ 0.21 $ 0.49 $ 0.53 $ 1.94 12% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968 * 666 750 000 $ 0.80 $ 0.50 12% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968 * 4% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968 ♦ $ 0.02 $ 0.46 $ 0.29 $ 0.57 12% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1968 ♦ $ 0.57 $ 0.92 9% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5"; with legend reverse)
1969 ♦ 3 740 000 3% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1969 B 9 147 0.9% KM#18.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1970  4% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1970 * 2% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1970 ♦ 39 900 000 $ 1.30 5% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1970 B 3 046 0.6% KM#18.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1971  $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.57 22% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1971 * 499 200 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.97 $ 0.57 12% KM#18.2 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1971 * 3% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1971 ♦ $ 0.01 $ 0.34 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 1.45 20% KM#18.3 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)
1971 B 4 375 1.4% KM#18.3 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; 7mm "5" on reverse side legend)

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