India, 5 rupees (dot), 2001

This is the coin for Tuesday, March 29th.

India, 5 rupees (dot), 2001 (KM #154.1)

The dot represents the Mumbai mint. This type of coin was been in production from 1992 to 2005. This is a thick heavy coin with a security edge. It feels like two quarters and a nickel stuck together, yet it’s only worth 11.2 cents USD. Most of India’s modern coins are sloppily struck, with shallow relief and poor detail. Finding good specimens struck clear to begin with, and also lacking circulation wear, is difficult.

Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 9 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round


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