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½ Rupee

½ Rupee -  obverse ½ Rupee -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1956
Value 1/2 Rupee (0.50 INR)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.78 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Ashoka lion capitol, legend in English surrounds

Lettering: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Reverse

Value flanked by stalks of wheat, date below
Legend in Devnagari: 'Aadha Rupya'
NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta

Lettering:
आधा रुपया
1/2 RUPEE
1950

Translation: Half Rupee

Edge

Milled

Comments

- Lion varieties, large and small lion
    

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1950  1,100,000 KM#6.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 12,352,000 0.85 KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion) Proof
1951 ♦ 9,239,000 KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1954  36,300,000 0.72 1.10 KM#6.2 (Calcutta Mint; larger date and large lion)
1954 ♦ KM#6.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion) Proof
1955 ♦ 18,977,000 KM#6.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion)
1956  24,900,000 0.23 0.76 1.47 KM#6.3 (Calcutta Mint; dots missing between words)

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