Wednesday, May 13, 2015

India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49

Wholesale lot of 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49 

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#49.x mintages
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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties. 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties = rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks)
Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination and date

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
C (letter "C") = Ottawa/Canada
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad
Lettering:
पैसे 25 PAISE
1977

Edge

Milled


Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#49.x mintages
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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties. 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties = rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks)
Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination and date

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
C (letter "C") = Ottawa/Canada
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad
Lettering:
पैसे 25 PAISE
1977

Edge

Milled
 India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49
  India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49
 India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49
  India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#49.x mintages
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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties. 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties = rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks)
Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination and date

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
C (letter "C") = Ottawa/Canada
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad
Lettering:
पैसे 25 PAISE
1977

Edge

Milled

Years 1972-1990
Value 25 Paise (0.25 INR)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-2011

Years 1972-1990
Value 25 Paise (0.25 INR)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-2011

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types in KM#49.x mintages
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.
TYPE 3: Similar to Type I but 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head.

NOTE: redesigns of types exist, several varieties. 1984-86 issues of KM#49.1 have edge varieties = rounded (local blanks) or flat (Korean blanks)
Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination and date

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
C (letter "C") = Ottawa/Canada
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad
Lettering:
पैसे 25 PAISE
1977

Edge

Milled
 India Republic Copper Nickel 25 Paise 1972-1990 Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19 mm KM# 49

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