Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rare and Unique 5 Rs. Coins of India

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5 Rs. Commemorative coins started in India in the year 1985. Coin of Indira Gandhi 1917-1984 was the first issue of 5 Rs. Commemorative coins. Dozens of commemorative coins of 5 Rs. denominations have come into circulation till then. But if we look into the rarity of the coins, following 5 Rs. Coins are hard to find:

1.       5 Rs. 2nd International Crop Science Congress, 1996: 2nd International Crop Science Congress coin is the rarest 5 Rs. Coin issued by government of India till now. The second International Crop Science Congress was held at New Delhi (India) from 17th to 24th November, 1996. In order to commemorate this occasion this coin was issued in the year 1996.



      Details of the coin are as below:
a.       Year of Issue: 1996
b.      Metal: Copper Nickel
c.       Weight: 9 gm
d.      Diameter: 23 mm
e.      Mint: Calcutta
f.        Obverse Side: Ashoka Lion pedestal, 5 Denomination.
g.       Reverse Side: A globe covered by crop all over. On the top globe is encircled by a DNA and below the globe is encircled by two ears of corn. Text written on it is “Dwitiya Antarashtriya Fashal Vigyan Congress” in Hindi is shown at the left half and “2ND INTERNATIONAL CROP SCIENCE CONGRESS” in English is shown in right half.
h.      Approximate Current Market Value of this coin is Rs. 8,000-15000 depending upon condition.
2.       5 Rs. Cross Coin, 2007: Cross coin issued in the Year 2007 though not rare but definitely very hard to find as compared to its other commemorative and republic counterparts. Low mintage of this coin makes its expensive as well as less available among 5 Rs.. coins in India.


       Details of the coins are as below:
a.       Year of Issue: 2007
b.      Metal: Ferratic Stainless steel
c.       Weight: 9 gm
d.      Diameter: 23 mm
e.      Mint: Calcutta
f.        Obverse Side: Ashoka Lion pedestal, 5 denomination
g.       Reverse Side: Unit in diversity, Cross with four dots.
h.      Approximate Current Market Value of this coin in good condition is Rs. 1,000-1500 depending upon condition.

Note: I have both of these coins in my collection.



4 comments:

  1. i have lots of coins and notes 9911510100

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  2. I do also have but what is the use or any importance ?

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  3. sir,I got some five rupees IG coin.what price can you offer for thease coins.

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  4. I have a collection of old currency notes and coins.
    2,5,10 cd deshmukh note
    5 rs pc bhattachariya note
    1 rs george king VI note
    10 rs jb taylor &pc bhattachariya note.20rs note of s.jaggannath
    note.50rs note with 000786 serial number and 1000rs note with 786786
    serial number.

    I also have many types of coins
    10 p,20p ,50p, east india company coin
    5rs indira gandhi big coin.jawaharlal nehru coin
    Gandhiji coin and many more.
    i also have 1rs note bundle of montek singh ahluwalia -1rs new bundle of 2016 .

    All these are original ones.
    If anyone is intrested to buy then please contact me:9988930941
    email:kunalarora777@yahoo.com

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