¼ Rupee

¼ Rupee -  obverse¼ Rupee -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1956
Value 1/4 Rupee (1/4)
Currency Rupee (1950-1957)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.73 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.53 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8684
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5
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: GOVERNMENT . OF . INDIA

Reverse

Grain sprigs flank denomination and "Chaar Aana" (Four Annas) in Devnagari

Lettering:
चार आना
1/4 RUPEE 1954

Translation:
Four Annas
1/4 Rupee 1954

Edge

Reeded

Mints

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

Comments

Large and small lion types, see images:



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  7 800 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.88 $ 0.76 14% KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 7 650 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.28 $ 0.84 $ 2.57 $ 1.40 18% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 1.3% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion) Proof
1951  13 500 000 $ 0.63 $ 0.64 $ 0.70 17% KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1951 ♦ 41 439 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.34 $ 0.78 $ 1.07 $ 1.91 25% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1954  $ 0.32 $ 0.93 $ 0.59 19% KM#5.2 (Calcutta Mint; larger date and large lion)
1954  58 300 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.69 $ 1.09 $ 0.64 $ 3.91 29% KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)
1954 ♦ 3% KM#5.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion) Proof
1955  28 900 000 $ 0.45 $ 0.70 $ 0.64 $ 1.07 31% KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)
1955 ♦ 57 936 000 $ 0.68 6% KM#5.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion)
1956  22 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.71 $ 0.77 18% KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)

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