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1 Paisa

1 Paisa -  obverse1 Paisa -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
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 Quadrangular (4-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 10
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Ashoka lion capitol

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination, date below

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad
⟐ (incuse dot in diamond = Hyderabad)

NOTE: 1970(• Mumbai) is found only in the uncirculated sets of that year; It has a mirror-like surface.

Lettering:
पैसा 1 PAISA
1972

Edge

Smooth

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965 ♦ 223,480,000 9.62 9% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1965 ⟐ 0.62 5% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1966  0.69 9% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1966 ♦ 404,200,000 0.25 0.68 0.68 27% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1966 ⟐ 0.39 0.56 10% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1967  2.01 10% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1967 ♦ 450,433,000 0.24 0.43 1.49 1.49 2.95 24% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1967 ⟐ 0.31 1.87 0.70 10% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1968  6% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Calcutta Mint)
1968  1.2% KM#10.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint), unlisted in KM
1968 ♦ 302,720,000 0.09 0.24 0.69 21% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1968 ⟐ 7% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint), dot in diamond
1969  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  5% KM#10.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint)
1970 ♦ 15,800,000 1.5% 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 0.26 0.30 0.76 0.49 15% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1971 B 4,375 1.1% KM#10.1 (Proof; Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1972 * 0.54 6% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Hyderabad Mint)
1972 ♦ 62,090,000 0.41 0.76 0.83 18% KM#10.1 (Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1972 B 7,895 0.8% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1973 B 7,562 0.7% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1974 B 0.8% 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 0.5% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1980 B 0.3% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)
1981 B 1.1% KM#10.1 (Proof, Type 1; Mumbai Mint)

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