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¼ Rupee

¼ Rupee -  obverse ¼ Rupee -  reverse

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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
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Asoka Lion pedestal

Lettering: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Reverse

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

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) - Hyderabad

Lettering:
चार आना
1/4 RUPEE 1954

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Large and small lion types, see image
                                                                                

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1950  7,800,000 KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ 7,650,000 1.25 KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1950 ♦ KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion) Proof
1951  13,500,000 2.16 KM#5.1 (Calcutta Mint; large lion)
1951 ♦ 41,439,000 0.75 KM#5.1 (Mumbai Mint; large lion)
1954  1.06 KM#5.2 (Calcutta Mint; larger date and large lion)
1954  58,300,000 0.33 0.83 KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)
1954 ♦ KM#5.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion) Proof
1955  28,900,000 0.83 1.43 KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)
1955 ♦ 57,936,000 KM#5.2 (Mumbai Mint; larger date and large lion)
1956  22,000,000 1.37 KM#5.3 (Calcutta Mint; small lion)

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