Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Check Out My Coins of the Denomination: 1 Rupee!

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1 Rupee Coins:

1. King Emperor Edward VII (Silver): 1906. This silver 1 Rs. of coin of pre-independence period, has the picture of King Emperor Edward VII at the back side of it. The coin is worth Rs. 500+ these days.

2. George King Emperor V (Silver): 1918. This is another silver 1 Rs. coin of pre-independence period showing the picture of George King Emperor V with moustache and little beard and wearing a crown.

3. George King Emperor VI (Semi-Silver): 1942. The year 1942 is famous in Indian history for the ‘Quit India Movement’. This coin is a semi-silver coin with the picture of young George King Emperor VI wearing a crown.

4. George King Emperor VI (Lion on it): 1947. This coin is just few months before India attained independence. The coin was minted in the year 1947 with a picture of muscular lion on it in the front. Also, 1 Rs. is written in three languages viz. English, Hindi and Urdu. At the back side there is the picture of George King Emperor VI.

5. Mahatma Gandhi: 1869-1948. ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869 and was assassinated in the year 1948 by Nathu Ram Godse. In the remembrance of Mahtma Gandhi, this coin was minted showing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi at the back side and ‘Ashoka’s Three Lion’ in the front. The unique thing about this 1 Rs. coin is that it is the only 1 Rs. coin after independence in which one cannot find the numeric ‘1’ written on it.

6. Government of India: 1950. This was probably the first 1 Rs. coin minted by India after Independence. The coin has more thickness as compared to ordinary coins and has ‘Ashoka’s Three Lions’ at the back with ‘Government of India’ written on the sides.

7. Jawaharlal Nehru: 1889-1964. This was the first commemorative coin minted by India. Jawaharlal Nehru, died in the year 1964 and in his remembrances this coin was minted. The coin has a unique picture of Jawaharlal Nehru in which he is not wearing his famous cap.

8. Big 1 Rs. Coin: 1975. The coin is larger in size as compared to normal 1 Rs. coins.

9. Old 1 Rs. Coin: 1983. This is a simple 1 Rs. coin that was in use in the year 1980’s.

10. International Youth Year: 1985. The coin has picture of bird showing its wings and a tiny leaflet depicting the ‘International Youth Year’.

11. Small Farmers: 1987. In order to give importance to the small farmers, this coin shows the picture of farmers (men and women) sowing seeds.

12. Rainfed Farming: 1988. Telling the importance of rain to the farming, this coin shows a woman holding a bunch of flowers with rain falling on them.

13. Food and Environment, World Food Day: 1989. The coin features environment by showing sun and clouds and food by showing rice plants.

14. Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary-1989. To commemorate 100 years of birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1989 this coin was minted.

15. Food For Future, World Food Day: 16th October, 1990. The coin shows farmers, hand pump, plough and wheel of the bull cart with ‘Vishav Khadya Diwas’ written at the bottom.

16. Care for the Girl Child: 1990. In order to give equal importance to the girl child, this coin shows a joyous doll like girl raising her hands with sun at the top and ‘SAARC Year’ written at the bottom.

17. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centenary: 1990. The ‘Father of Indian Constitution’, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was born in the year 1890 and in order to commemorate his 100 years of birth anniversary this coin shows the picture of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar .

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My Huge Collection of Different Indian 1 Rupee Coins!

18. 15 Years of I.C.D.S.: 1975-1990. The coin shows a picture of a mother holding a baby in her lap surrounded by sun type structure.

19. Tourism Year: 1991. In order to commemorate the ‘Tourism Year’ this coin was minted in the year 1991 having a picture of ‘Peacock's Feather’ at the back side.

20. Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference: 1991. The coin shows the picture of Indian Parliament with flag at the top.

21. Rajiv Gandhi: 1944-1991. Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi was born on 1944 and was assassinated in the year 1991 and in his remembrance this coin was minted showing the picture of Rajiv Gandhi.

22. Quit India Movement, Golden Jubilee: 1942-1992. ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942 played one of the major roles in the Indian independence. In order to commemorate 50 years of ‘Quit India Movement’, this coin was minted showing a group of Indian freedom fighters with one of them carrying the Indian flag.

23. Food and Nutrition, World Food Day: 1992. Laying on the importance of food and proper nutrition for good health, this coin shows various food items like fish, bananas, vegetables, maize etc.

24. 89th Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference: 1993. This coin also shows the parliament of India.

25. International Year of the Family: 1994. The coin shows a family of four members viz. Husband, wife, a boy and a girl child.

26. 8th World Tamil Conference, Saint Thiruvalluvar: 1995. This is similar to 5Rs. and 2 Rs. coin showing the picture of renowned Saint Thiruvalluvar.

27. Cellular Jail, Port Blair: 1997. The most popular jail in India, ‘Cellular Jail’ in Port Blair also known as the ‘Kala Pani’ where Indians were transported for punishment during British era. The coin shows the picture of Cellular Jail showing three storey with numerous blocks.

28. Saint Dnyaneshwar (1274-1296 A.D.): 1999. One of the renowned saints in Indian history who died at very young age was Saint Dnyaneshwar. The coin shows the picture of Saint Dnyaneshwar.

29. New 1 Rs. Coin: 2002. Simple new 1 Rs. coin with ‘Ashoka’s Three Lions’ at the back.

30. Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan Centenary:2002. In order to commemorate 100 years of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan, this coin shows the picture of Jaya Prakash Narayan wearing a cap and spectacles.

31. Maharana Pratap (1540-1597): 2003. Another Indian legend Maharana Pratap finds a golden place in Indian history for his audacity and courage. The coin shows the picture of Maharana Pratap dressed in the warrior form carrying a weapon.

32. 150 Years, Indian Post: 2004. Indian post started its journey way back in 1854 and to commemorate 150 years of Indian post, this 1 Rs. coin shows sign of Indian post with 150 written on it.

33. 1 Rs. Coin with Single Cross: 2005. The coin has a single cross at the back side.

34. 1 Rs. Coin with Thumb: 2008. The coin has a hand woman showing a thumb.

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