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The history of Indian coinage stretches back at least 2600 years. Several dynasties have come and gone, as have rulers like Alexander the Great, the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch, leaving an intricate trail of coinage behind.

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In the eighteen century the three Presidencies established by the British East India Company (Bengal, Bombay and Madras) each issued their own rupees together with fractions down to ⅛ and 1⁄16 rupee in silver. Madras also issued 2 rupees coins. Copper denominations were more varied. Bengal issued 1 pie, ½, 1 and 2 paise. Bombay issued 1 pie, ¼, ½, 1, 1½, 2 and 4 paise. In Madras, there were copper coins for 2, 4 pies, 1, 2 and 4 paisa, with the first two denominated as ½ and 1 dub or 1⁄96 and 1⁄48 rupee. Note that Madras also issued the Madras fanam until 1815.
All three Presidencies issued gold mohurs and fractions of mohurs, including 1⁄16, ⅛, ¼ and ½ in Bengal, 1⁄15 (a gold rupee) and ⅓ (pancia) in Bombay and ¼, ⅓ and ½ in Madras. In 1835, a single coinage for the EIC was introduced. consisting of copper 1⁄12, ¼ and ½ anna, silver ¼, ½ and 1 rupee and gold 1 and 2 mohursfollowed by silver 2 annasa nd by copper ½ pice .

In 1862, coins were introduced which are referred to as Regal issues.in. Denominations of 1⁄12 anna, ½ pice, ¼ and ½ anna (all in copper), 2 annas, ¼, ½ and 1 rupee (silver) and 5 and 10 rupees and 1 mohur (gold).
In the nineteen century bronze replaced copper fand a cupro-nickel 1 anna , cupro-nickel 2, 4 and 8 annas were introduced,. Also the Bombay mint struck gold sovereigns and 15 rupee coins identical in size to the sovereigns.

In the early forties  The 1⁄12 anna and ½ pice ceased production, the ¼ anna was changed to a bronze, holed coin, cupro-nickel and nickel-brass ½ anna coins were introduced, nickel-brass was used to produce some 1 and 2 annas coins, and the composition of the silver coins was reduced from 91.7% to 50%. The last of the regal issues were cupro-nickel ¼, ½ and 1 rupee pieces

India’s first coins after independence were issued in the fifties. They were 1 pice, ½, 1 and 2 annas, ¼, ½ and 1 rupee denominations. The sizes and compositions were the same as the final Regal issues, except for the 1 pice, which was bronze but not holed.  The first decimal issues were 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 naye paise and 1 rupee. The 1 naya paisa was bronze, the 2, 5 and 10 naye paise were cupro-nickel and the 25 and 50 naye paise and 1 rupee were nickel. In the sixties the word naya(e) was removed from all the coins.and aluminium 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 paise were introduced. Ifollowed by nickel-brass 20 paise, later replaced by aluminium coins  In the seventies cupro-nickel replaced nickel in the 25 and 50 paise and the 1 rupee. In the eighties cupro-nickel 2 rupees coins and stainless steel 10, 25 and 50 paise were introduced, followed by 1 rupee and 5 rupee coin . The coins today in circulation are 25 and 50 paise, 1, 2 and 5 rupees. 5, 10, and 20 paise .

 

 

 

 

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