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½ Rupee

½ Rupee -  obverse½ Rupee -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1956
Value 1/2 Rupee (0.50)
Currency Rupee (1950-1957)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.78 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Ashoka lion capitol, legend in English surrounds

Lettering: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Reverse

Value flanked by stalks of wheat, date below, and the legend 'Aadha Rupya' in Devnagari

Lettering:
आधा रुपया
1/2 RUPEE
1950

Translation:
Half Rupee
1/2 Rupee
1950

Edge

Milled

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
♦/small dot Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

- Lion varieties, large and small lion
    

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  1,100,000 10% KM#6.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 12,352,000 0.78 0.78 26% KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 1.3% KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion) Proof
1951 ♦ 9,239,000 2.26 2.68 17% KM#6.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1954  36,300,000 0.49 0.69 1.06 1.06 53% KM#6.2 (Calcutta Mint; larger date and large lion)
1954 ♦ 166.48 3% KM#6.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion) Proof
1955 ♦ 18,977,000 9% KM#6.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion)
1956  24,900,000 0.34 0.88 1.70 47% KM#6.3 (Calcutta Mint; dots missing between words)

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