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¼ Rupee

¼ Rupee -  obverse¼ Rupee -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1956
Value 1/4 Rupee (0.25)
Currency Rupee (1950-1957)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.73 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5
  • 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

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

Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-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 0.52 15% KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 7,650,000 0.39 1.18 2.56 2.73 17% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 1.4% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion) Proof
1951  13,500,000 0.58 0.63 1.87 18% KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1951 ♦ 41,439,000 0.28 0.77 1.10 20.35 24% KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1954  1.07 1.68 18% KM#5.2 (Calcutta Mint; larger date and large lion)
1954  58,300,000 0.18 1.05 1.05 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 0.64 1.12 2.59 31% KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)
1955 ♦ 57,936,000 0.68 7% KM#5.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion)
1956  22,000,000 0.41 1.67 1.67 18% KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)

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