Definitive Coins - 50 Paise - Part 2 - Cupro-Nickel Issues

This topic is organized in multiple posts.

  • First Post gives the details of Nickel Issues
  • Second Post gives the details of Cupro-Nickel Issues
  • Third Post gives the details of Stainless Steel Issues
  • Fourth Post gives the details of Stainless Steel Issues

50 Paise – Third Series
The rising cost of metal resulted in the 50 paise coins adopting Cupro-Nickel instead of Pure Nickel. The design elements also underwent a change. The “Rupaya ka aadha bhag” was dropped.

50 Paise – Fourth Series
There was a small design change compared to the 3rd series. The distnace between the Paise [Hindi and English] at the top is less compared to the coins of 3rd series. The coins were struck from 1974 to 1983.

50 Paise – Fifth Series
A major design change was introduced in 1984. A wreath was surrounding the coin on the periphery on both obverse and reverse. The metal continued to be Cupro-Nickel and the coins were struck from 1984 to 1990. There are small variations in the die design that indicate at least 2 Master dies were used.

More Varities of 50 Paise floral from Kolkata Mint have been reported.
Image Credits: Aditya Bhattacharjee 

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