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Mohamed Ibrahim
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I found 2 different 5 Rupees coins of calcutta Mint in circulations

Numeric 5 in different size 9mm and 9.5mm

 

Government of India & Reserve Bank of India are not publishing the different varities of coins and quantity of minted

 

Edit: Pictures added & units of measurement corrected

August 22, 2010 at 4:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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Comparing to Bombay Mint Calcutta mint coins are bad in quality

August 22, 2010 at 4:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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Even the font size  differs on both coins

 

August 22, 2010 at 5:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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i can't upload the images of the coins plz... help me on it

August 22, 2010 at 5:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Balakrushna Kar
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Ibrahim,

You have stated that the 5 rupee Nickel brass coin of calcutta mint has numeric 5 in two different size 9 cm and 9.5 cms.


I think you have an error in mentioning the units of measurement. The correct may be 9mm and 9.5mm.


Balakrushna

August 22, 2010 at 8:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Mohamed, it is known that the 2009 Ni-Br coins of Bombay mint differs from that of Hyderabad and Calcutta mint in both dimensions and design of the legends and devices on the coin, the most significant being the Lion capital.


Please upload comparative pics of both the coins. To know the procedure of uploading images please click here

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August 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Mohamed, I have uploaded and posted the images.

Thanks for sharing. I'll check my hoard to see if I have this mule reverse or keep a lookout for one of this :)

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August 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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There is a rumored 2009 5 Rupees phantom coin from Noida mint. Keep a lookout for that :)

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August 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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thanks for editing & uploading my image

:)

August 24, 2010 at 1:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

amit jain
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did anybody find a miled edge 5 rupee coin? i have 3 pcs and when i looked up for krause catalogue, i found they r listed with just high value and no other infomation  is provided.i have two coins of laal bahadur shastri of calcutta mint in both milled and security edge variety.

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August 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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I have found more milled edge definitive 5 Rupees coins than I can remember and I always wondered why they are valued so high in the catalog. Although some years are elusive but they are not rare to find one in circulation atleast in my region unlike some of the commemorative coins.


Interesting. All the LB Shastri CU-Ni coins that I have seen comes with stylized security edge. Can you post some images please?

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August 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SEKHAR KAUSIK
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Reference to the above, I have three sets of 5/- Re. coins of Calcutta mint in my collection. I have labelled it as :

 

1. Small lion - Small 5

2. Big lion      - Big     5

3. Big lion      - Small 5

 

Please kindly let me know how to measure the sizes?. 

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September 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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I and most other numismatists use slide callipers for measurement. There are three types; mechanical, analog and digital. Digital is the best option.


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September 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

KUNAL CHATTERJEE
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SEKHAR KAUSIK at September 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Reference to the above, I have three sets of 5/- Re. coins of Calcutta mint in my collection. I have labelled it as :

 

1. Small lion - Small 5

2. Big lion      - Big     5

3. Big lion      - Small 5

 

Please kindly let me know how to measure the sizes?. 

Dear  KAUSIK,

Would you mind to inform that you're saying about which 5 Rs. coins from Calcutta mint ? Actually, I want to know the year. Thanks in anticipation.

October 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SEKHAR KAUSIK
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I am sorryKunal for the late reply. All of them are of the year 2009. Please also visit my facebook album in which I have posted coins of cal and Bomb.Mints with different Numeral 9 for the year 2009.

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October 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

KUNAL CHATTERJEE
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Late better than never-- So, thank you for your reply. I'll certainly visit your album. Thanks again for your information.

October 13, 2010 at 12:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Some more nickel brass definitive 5 Rupees die varieties are uploaded by Ranjit here

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December 16, 2010 at 6:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Raviraj
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kidromeo at August 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Mohamed, it is known that the 2009 Ni-Br coins of Bombay mint differs from that of Hyderabad and Calcutta mint in both dimensions and design of the legends and devices on the coin, the most significant being the Lion capital.


Please upload comparative pics of both the coins. To know the procedure of uploading images please click here

@Rony : Thanks for this information.

After reading this post, I observed my collection for this and Wow...I found 2009 H and 2009 M mint coins which have different fonts as shown in the pictures in this post. I would hv never noticed this difference without this post. Thanks ICN and members.....Cheers :)

June 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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