Republic India Coins are coins after India gained independence.
India gained independence from the British rule on 15th August 1947. It was not
until 1950 that Independent India first minted its first coin. These were issued
on the eve of the 3rd anniversary of independence. The new coins had similar
value, weight, metal composition, but the design was drastically different. The
effigy of the King was replaced with the Ashoka pillar at Saranath. The symbol
is a representation of peace and non-violence. Government of India was
superscripted on top of Ashoka pillar. On the reverse, the valuation of the coin
was inscribed. A new motif-a pair of ears of wheat-was placed of the two sides
of the English numerals showing the value. The valuation was also inscribed in
Hindi above English.
The Indian coinage can be divided into standard coinage 1950-1956. This was
followed by the decimal coinage which is still in existence. Some special coins
were minted in memory of special events or people and these are referred to as
commemorative coins. These coins have been depicted on a separate website for
convenience. Hope you will be able to utilize this website for educational and
research purposes. Please do not hesitate to point out errors in typing as well
missing and new varieties. The checklists are not
complete but are very extensive. All the pictures depicted are from the personal
collection of ours with some valuable contributions from fellow collectors and
friends. If you would like to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for visiting
www.indian-coins.com and www.indiannotes.com