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प्रशांत जैन
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was any 25 paise coin minted in the year 1971 ??

On ebay many sellers are selling 1971 25paise coin .. some are saying its genuine.. some are saying its fake used for some rituals and considere to be lucky..

I reffered World Coin Catalogue of Krause Publication in which it has not been mentioned that any such coin was minted.

Many sellers on Ebay are saying it was being minted by Mumbai Mint.

Can anyone throw some light on this topic.

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July 17, 2011 at 4:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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No such coins exists as far as I know. The ones I have seen so far are all doctored 1974 coin. The date is tooled from 1974 to 1971.

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July 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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I found one on here..

http://cgi.ebay.com/REPUBLIC-INDIA-1971-COPPER-NICKEL-STAR-25-PAISE-COIN-/170666449365?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item27bc8359d5#ht_600wt_1185

I looks from the picture that it is made from Nickel and look like it has weathered naturally. In Krause, there is mention of a 1972 Nickel coin (where as issues in and after 1972 were made from cupro-nickel ). It is possible that the 1971 coin in real, it also doesnt have whiskers from whatever I can see, consistent with the 1972 25 paise listed in Krause. The 1972 coin's value is listed as Rs20(for UNC grade) so I see why the auction is going at Rs4000. But Rs4000 is a lot of money for this coin!!! 

July 17, 2011 at 11:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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Actually Rony might be right about the coin in the auction. I do see a slight line left of the "1" which looks like the remnants of the 4.

July 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

प्रशांत जैन
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@broken Compass : I think the coin listed on ebay whose link u gave in earlier post is fake. I'm saying so because the mint mark(star) is itself not at center axis of the coin.. try to have a closer look at it... And obvioulsy if one gets 4000 buck for a small coin they can make those in some private mint and sell....

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July 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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@PJ : That's true, I didnt notice that.

Try to see if you can get a good photo of the 25 paise you were talking about, it will be nice to look at it and figure it out, if you are able to.

July 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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http://cgi.ebay.in/25-PAISE-1971-RARE-GET-QTY-1PC-/160619474302?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item2565aaad7e#ht_1422wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.in/25-PAISE-1971-RARE-GET-GOOD-CONDITION-/120749809966?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item1c1d3fe12e#ht_1109wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.in/1971-CUPRO-NICKEL-25-PAISE-COIN-VERY-RARE-/280710173709?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item415ba1540d#ht_711wt_1139

Above are the three links for 25 paise 1971 sold at ebay at price ranging from 650 to 1500 rupees..

As per by observations all are crude and fake...

Try to look at those photos and tell ur opinion

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July 18, 2011 at 12:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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