India Coinage: 1997 - 2001
under President: Kocheril Raman Narayanan
 
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.

 
 
1997
 
   

KM#92.2 Rupee. Year: 1997. Weight: 4.88 g [4.85g]. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Thickness: 1.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Hyderabad (Star 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.

Type2: Plain / Smooth edge.

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: N.A. Mintage Years: 1995 (B), 1995 (H), 1995 (N), 1996 (B), 1996 (C), 1996 (H), 1996 (N), 1997 (B), 1997 (C), 1997 (H), 1997 (M), 1997 (N), 1998 (B), 1998 (C), 1998 (H), 1998 (K), 1998 (N), 1998 (P), 1999 (B), 1999 (C), 1999 (H), 1999 (K), 1999 (N), 1999 (P), 2000 (B), 2000 (C), 2000 (H), 2000 (K), 2000 (N), 2000 (P), 2001 (B), 2001 (C), 2001 (H) Small and large mint mark exist with doubled left or right of wheat stalks, 2001 (K), 2001 (N), 2002 (B), 2002 (C), 2002 (H), 2002 (N), 2003 (B), 2003 (C), 2003 (H), 2003 (N), 2004 (B), 2004 (C), 2004 (H) and 2004 (N).

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1997. Weight: 4.85 g [4.85g]. Mint: Noida (Dot mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1997. Weight: 4.97 g [4.85g]. Mint: Mexico City (Circle above M mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

   
 
1998
 
   

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 4.84 g [4.85g]. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 4.93 g [4.85g]. Mint: Hyderabad (Star mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 4.91 g [4.85g]. Mint: Kremnica (mk written in oval mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above coin, but slightly rotated as shown.

Weight: 4.96 g [4.85g].

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 4.94 g [4.85g]. Mint: Noida (Dot mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

 

 
   
   
   
 
1999
 
   
   

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1999. Weight: 4.93 g [4.85g]. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1999. Weight: 4.85 g [4.85g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

This coin has double lettering on the Reverse side as shown above.
Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1999. Weight: 4.98 g [4.85g]. Mint: Hyderabad (Star mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above coin, but slightly rotated as shown.

Weight: 4.88 g [4.85g].

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1999. Weight: 4.88 g [4.85g]. Mint: Kremnica (mk written in oval mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 1999. Weight: 4.94 g [4.85g]. Mint: Noida (Dot mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

   
   
 
2000
 
   
   

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 4.89 g [4.85g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above coin, but slightly rotated as shown.

Weight: 4.92 g [4.85g].

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 4.95 g [4.85g]. Mint: Hyderabad (Star mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above coin, but slightly rotated as shown.

Weight: 5.03 g [4.85g].

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 4.79 g [4.85g]. Mint: Kremnica (mk written in oval mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 4.96 g [4.85g]. Mint: Noida (Dot mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

   
   
 
2001
 
   
   

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 5.04 g [4.85g]. Mint: Bombay (Diamond mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 4.89 g [4.85g]. Mint: Calcutta (No mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 4.85 g [4.85g]. Mint: Hyderabad (Star mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above coin but having thick star as mintmark.

Weight: 4.90 g [4.85g].

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 4.80 g [4.85g]. Mint: Kremnica (mk written in oval mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

Same as above KM#92.2 Rupee, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 4.83 g [4.85g]. Mint: Noida (Dot mintmark below Date). Mintage: N.A.

   
 
 
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