Archive for June, 2012

India, 1 rupee, 2008 (Mumbai)

June 28, 2012

Here’s something different…

India, 1 rupee, 2008 (Mumbai Mint) (KM #331)

India’s coins in the British era were of high quality, the the mints of the Republic of India have let the quality standards slip a lot since 1990. Many of India’s coins today are struck at such low relief that legends and mintmarks are often illegible even on brand new coins. The dot for Mumbai was barely visible on this specimen. In India, what we Americans would call the Thumbs Up means “one” to the Indians. It’s the size of a US quarter, and yet this coin is worth less than USD $0.02!

Metal Stainless Steel
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.47 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment