25 Paise

25 Paise -  obverse25 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1964-1972
Value 25 Paise (0.25 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.55 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.44 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 2011
Number N# 6325
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 48
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

Asoka lion pedestal

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination, date below
"Rupyay ka Chautha bhaag" (fourth of a rupee), "Pachchis paisay" (twenty five paise)in Devanagari

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta

Lettering:
रूपये का चौथा भाग
25
पच्चीस पैसे
1967

Edge

Reeded

Comments

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#48.x mintages
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 (or the orientation!).



NOTE: KM#48.4 is a mule of Obv. of
KM#48.2; Rev. of KM#49.1. Prev. KM#49.7.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1964  $ 0.46 $ 0.68 $ 0.72 21% KM#48.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1964 ♦ 85 321 000 $ 0.72 $ 0.51 21% KM#48.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1965  $ 0.14 $ 0.09 $ 0.38 $ 0.72 38% KM#48.2 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint, smaller date and denomination)
1965 ♦ 143 662 000 $ 0.69 $ 0.29 25% KM#48.2 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint, smaller date and denomination)
1966  $ 0.63 $ 0.68 15% KM#48.2 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint, smaller date and denomination)
1966 ♦ 59 040 000 $ 0.46 $ 0.40 22% KM#48.2 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint, smaller date and denomination)
1967  $ 0.58 14% KM#48.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1967 ♦ 1.5% KM#48.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1968  $ 0.32 4% KM#48.3 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1972 ♦ 10% KM#48.4 (Type 1 lion without whiskers; Mumbai Mint; Mule)

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