India Coinage: 1982 - 1986
under President: Giani Zail Singh
 
Currency:
The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of the Republic of India. The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise (singular paisa), though as of 2018, coins of denomination of 100 paise or one rupee is the lowest value coin in use. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank manages currency in India and derives its role in currency management on the basis of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The rupee is named after the silver coin, rupiya, first issued by Sultan Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century and later continued by the Mughal Empire.
Mint Marks:
B - Mumbai (Bombay), proof issues only (1969 until 1995)
(B) - Mumbai (Bombay), diamond
C – Ottawa (1985 25 Paise; 1988 10, 25 & 50 Paise)
(C) – Kolkata (Calcutta) no mint mark
H - Birmingham (1985 Rupee only)
(H) - Hyderabad, star (1963)
(Hd) - Hyderabad, diamond split vertically (1953-1960)
(Hy) - Hyderabad, incuse dot in diamond (1960-1968)
(K) - Kremnica, Slovakia, MK in circle
(L) – British Royal Mint, Llantrisant (1985 rupee only), diamond below first date digit(Ld) – British Royal Mint
Llantrisant, tower, looks like a bridge
M - Mumbai (Bombay), proof only starting 1996
(M) - Mexico City, M beneath O
(N) - Noida, dot
(P) - Pretoria, M in oval
(R) – Moscow, MMD in oval
(T) - Taegu (Korea), star below first or last date (1997 and 1998 2 Rupees only)

From 1950 through 1964 the Republic of India proof coins carry the regular diamond mint mark and can be distinguished from circulation issues only by their proof-like finish. From 1969 proofs carry the capital “B” mint mark. Some Bombay issues after 1969 have a “proof-like” appearance although bearing the diamond mint mark of circulation issues. Beginning in 1972 proofs of the larger denominations - 10, 20 and 100 rupees -were partly frosted on their main features, including numerals. From 1975 all proofs were similarly frosted, from the 1 paisa to 100 rupees. Proof-like issues are often erroneously offered as proofs.

 
 
1982
 
   

KM#78.3 Rupee. Year: 1982. Weight: 8.08 g [8.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Thickness: 2.00 mm. Edge: Security. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Obverse: Ashoka Pillar Lion Capitol in the center. "भारत" (India) written on the left side clockwise and "INDIA" written on the right side clockwise.

Obverse Type3: Small Ashoka Pillar Lion Capitol with short Border teeth.

Reverse: "रुपया" (Rupee) written at the top. Numeral "1" in the center with grain ears flank on each side. "RUPEE" written below numeral "1". Date written at the bottom. Mintage: 116,811,000. Mintage Years: 1979(B), 1979B (Proof type), 1979(C), 1980(B), 1980B (Proof type), 1980(C), 1981(B), 1981B (Proof type), 1981(C) and 1982(B).
   
 
1983
 
   
   

KM#79.1 Rupee. Year: 1983. Weight: 6.12 g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Thickness: 1.47 mm. Edge: Security. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Obverse: Ashoka Pillar Lion Capitol in the center. "भारत" (India) written on the left side clockwise and "INDIA" written on the right side clockwise. Dots in heptagonal form near the border.

Obverse Type1: The Horse and Cow details in Pedestal of Ashoka Pillar Lion Capitol are less visible.

Reverse: "रुपया" (Rupee) written at the top. Numeral "1" in the center with grain ears flank on each side. "RUPEE" written below numeral "1". Date written at the bottom. Dots in heptagonal form near the border. Mintage: 32,490,000. Mintage Years: 1982 (B), 1983 (B), 1983 (C), 1984 (B), 1984 (C), 1984 (H), 1985 (B), 1985 (C), 1985 H (Heaton, UK), 1985 (L = Llantrisant, UK), 1986 (B), 1986 (C), 1986 (H), 1987 (B), 1987 (C), 1987 (H), 1988 (B), 1988 (C), 1988 (H), 1988 (N), 1989 (B), 1989 (C), 1989 (H), 1989 (N), 1990 (C) and 1990 (H).
   
 
1984
 
   
   

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1984. Weight: 5.73 g [6.00g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A (included in 152,378,000 Bombay mint).

   
 
1985
 
   

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 5.92 g [6.00g]. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Mintage: 444,516,000.

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 5.95 g [6.00g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A (included in Bombay mint).

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 6.01 g [6.00g]. Mint: Heaton Mint, Birmingham, UK (H below the last digit of Date). Mintage: N.A (included in Bombay mint).

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 6.08 g [6.00g]. Mint: Llantrisant Mint, UK (Diamond below the first digit of Date). Mintage: N.A (included in Bombay mint).

   
   
 
1986
 
   

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1986. Weight: 5.96 g [6.00g]. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Mintage: 1,396,074,000.

Same as above KM#79.1 Rupee, but...

Year: 1986. Weight: 6.11 g [6.00g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A (included in Bombay mint).

   
 
 
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