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1 Rupee

1 Rupee -  obverse 1 Rupee -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1975-1982
Value 1 Rupee
INR = 0.015 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 78
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
(no mintmark) = Calcutta

Lettering:
रुपया 1 RUPEE
1976

Edge

Security

1 Rupee

© ZacUK

Comments

- There are 4 lion types (see image)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1975  KM#78.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1975  0.53 KM#78.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1975 ♦ 98,850,000 0.42 KM#78.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1975 ♦ Re-engraved lion, Mumbai mint
1975 B KM#78.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1976  0.68 KM#78.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1976 ♦ 161,895,000 0.73 0.30 0.48 KM#78.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1976 B KM#78.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1977 ♦ 177,105,000 0.43 KM#78.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1977 B KM#78.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1978  KM#78.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1978 ♦ 127,348,000 0.56 KM#78.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1978 B KM#78.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1979  KM#78.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1979  KM#78.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1979 ♦ KM#78.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1979 ♦ 0.26 0.36 KM#78.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1979 B KM#78.3 (Proof; Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1980  1.24 KM#78.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1980 ♦ 84,768,000 0.22 0.10 KM#78.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1980 B KM#78.3 (Proof; Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1981  KM#78.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint)
1981 ♦ 82,458,000 0.39 0.75 0.50 0.97 KM#78.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1981 B KM#78.3 (Proof; Type 3; Mumbai Mint)
1982 ♦ 116,811,000 0.62 KM#78.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint)

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