1 Paisa

1 Paisa -  obverse1 Paisa -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1981
Value 1 Paisa (0.01 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Square
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7179
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References KM# 10
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Ashoka lion capitol with the country name on both sides

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

The denomination above the date

Lettering:
पैसा 1 PAISA
1972

Edge

Smooth

Mints

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

Comments

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.



Bombay mint Marks:
♦ (Diamond) - UNC Sets & Circulation issues
B - Proof Issues

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965 ♦ 223 480 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.64 9% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1965 ⟐ $ 0.43 $ 0.58 5% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1966  $ 0.37 $ 1.59 $ 0.73 9% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1966 ♦ 404 200 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.29 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 1.14 $ 0.72 26% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1966 ⟐ $ 0.36 $ 0.73 10% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1967  $ 0.44 $ 0.36 $ 0.09 $ 1.47 10% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1967 ♦ 450 433 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.23 $ 0.46 $ 1.55 $ 0.19 $ 1.47 24% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1967 ⟐ $ 1.16 $ 0.26 $ 0.58 $ 0.73 11% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1968  $ 0.58 $ 0.70 $ 0.99 7% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1968  1.1% KM#10.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint), unlisted in KM
1968 ♦ 302 720 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.29 $ 1.39 $ 0.75 21% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1968 ⟐ $ 0.43 $ 0.34 7% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1969  $ 0.58 $ 1.33 6% KM#10.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1969 * 3% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1969 ♦ 125 930 000 4% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1969 B 9 147 0.8% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1970  $ 0.58 $ 0.94 5% KM#10.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1970 ♦ 15 800 000 1.4% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint, in Sets only)
1970 B 3 046 0.6% KM#10.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1971 * 112 100 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.37 $ 0.73 $ 0.52 15% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1971 B 4 375 1.1% KM#10.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1972 * $ 0.41 $ 0.70 6% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 62 090 000 $ 0.44 $ 0.72 $ 0.77 18% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1972 B 7 895 0.7% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1973 B 7 562 0.9% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B 0.9% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1975 B 0.6% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1976 B 0.5% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1977 B 0.5% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1978 B 0.4% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1979 B 0.4% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1980 B 0.3% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1981 B 0.9% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)

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