Dec 18, 2011


Defining absolute rarity of a coin is not possible. But whatever possible is, someone can estimate the rarity of a coin based on experience and exposure. We can classify the degree of rarity of coins based on their actual mintage and  availability in market. These two criteria can be used for defining the degree of rarity of a coin. thus coins can classified into following categories based on their rarity.
  1. Extremely rare   - Eg: 1955 2 Anna
  2. Rare                    - Eg: 1982 One Rupee (Small)
  3. Slightly rare        - Eg: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bhose 2 Rupee 1996
  4. Scarce                 - Eg: Tilakji Cu-Ni 5 Rupee Broken Legend
  5. Slightly Scarce   - Eg: 2004 2 Rupee, Kolkata Mint
  6. Easily available  - Eg: 2011 one Rupee, Mudra saymbol, Noida mint
One Pice- 1954 Hyderabad Mint (Split Diamond Mint Mark)

5 Paisa, Hyderabad Mint 

1996 20 Paise, Hyderabad Mint

 20 Paise-1997, Hyderabad Mint

IX Asian Games Delhi -1982, Hyderabad Mint
 50 Paise- 1982, Kolkata Mint

One Rupee-1954, Bombay Mint 

One Rupee- 1970, Mumbai Mint

One Rupee-1986, Hyderabad Mint

One Rupee- 1988, Noida Mint

1996 2 Rupee, Subhas Chandra Bose


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  1. Hi Shridhar
    I am S.D.Sharma from Nagpur.I have gone through your blog Nice Study !! keep it up.One thing I want to confirm from your side is that the 5 rs coin of vaishno devi shrine board is found to be having error in the legend is it right ? Insead of satyamev "sanyamev" is there. I have checked my 20 coins they all are carring this correction. 9822719557

  2. I found this blog very interesting....

    Coins of India

  3. Amazing Republic India Coins, Thanks for sharing this compressive information.
    Coins Of Republic India

  4. Dear Sharmaji, I found from my collection the 5Rs Vaishnodevi shrine board coin minted in Mumbai mint only carry the error in the legend "Satyameva Jayathe" and in coins from Hyd mint there is no error.Pl observe.
    thank you for the keen study and I could make a note in my collection.

  5. Hi Sharmaji thank you for the keen study.I observe from my collection 5 Rs. Vaishodevi shrine board coins from Mumbai mint have error in the legend and in the coins I have from Hyd mint there is no error. Pl comment.

  6. how much are they worth ?

  7. What is the market price of 1 rupee noida mint ( 1988 ) and
    1 rupee hyd mint 1986.

  8. i have 50 paisa 1977, 1985, 1988 , 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007

  9. 1 rupees ,1984, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1999,2002, 2004, 2008, 2010

  10. 2 rs -jawaharlal nehru 1989, bio diversity 1993, water for life 1994 , sardar vallabhbhai patel 1996 - subhas chander bose 1997, chhatrapati shivaji 1999, railway 2003,india map 2003 ,cross-2005- 2007, two finger 2008, louisbraille 2009, delhi games 2010, new coin- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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  12. Great collection Sridhar. Keep it up.

  13. Hi Shridhar, this is really nice feeling to come through your blog by chance during a web search .... Weldone keep it up ..