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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Indian Five Rupee coins - I

5 rupee, K. Kamaraj
5 rupee kamarajThe person shown on the obverse is Kumaraswami Kamaraj, one of India's political leaders who hailed from the Southern state of Tamil Nadu. Kamaraj was a kingmaker and worked behind the scenes to elevate people like Lal Bahadur shastri and Indira Gandhi to the position of Prime Minister.

Kamaraj was born into a family of Nadars, the traditional toddy tapping community in Southern Tamil Nadu, and had little formal education.

Politics attracted Kamaraj at an early age after seeing Mohandas Gandhi at a meeting in the nearby temple city of Madurai.

Kamaraj quickly joined the Congress party and national resistance against the British colonists. For his protests against the British, Kamaraj was thrown into jail several times and spent eight years in prison.

Hailing from a low caste, Kamaraj naturally threw in his lot with the non-Brahmins, who were resentful of the domination of the Brahmins in state politics.

Kamaraj became Chief Minister of Madras in 1954, a post he held until 1963. During his stint as Chief Minister, he introduced the mid-day meal scheme for poor children, a step that was later significantly expanded by one of his successors M.G.Ramachandran.

Kamaraj became president of the Congress party in 1964 under the so called Kamaraj Plan, which led to several senior Congress ministers in Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet and Chief Ministers resigning so that they could devote their energies to revitalizing the party.

Kamaraj is believed to have led a spartan life unlike most Indian politicians for whom politics is just an easy way to feather their nest.

Writing in The New York Times, the late Pulitzer Prize winning journalist J.Anthony Lukas described Kamaraj thus:

"Kamaraj's real achievement, then, has not been in remaking the party but in manipulating the diverse and disputatious elements within it. His genius lies in dealing with men as they are, not in changing them, and this ability is based on a realistc assessment of human nature."

Despite the DMK-Congress (I) alliance, Kamaraj won the 1971 Parliamentary elections from the Nagercoil constituency with 58.37% of the total valid votes polled compared to 31.11% for his DMK rival M.C.Balan. Kamaraj was the sole victor for the Congress (O) in Tamil Nadu.

After the 1971 elections, the Congress (O) became completely marginalized in the country and Kamaraj's influence waned considerably.

A bachelor, Kamaraj died of a heart attack in Madras (now Chennai) on October 2. This simple man was honored with India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1976.


5 rupees, Jawaharlal Nehru
5 rupees nehru
5 rupee nehru Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India was born at Allahabad on 14 November 1889. He was the only son of Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani. From the age of 15 to 23 Jawaharlal studied in England at Harrow, Cambridge and the Inner Temple returning to India in 1912.

Jawaharlal Nehru remained the Prime Minister of India for 17 long years and can rightly be called the architect of modern India. He set India on the path of democracy and nurtured its institution - Parliament, multi-party system, independent judiciary and free press. He encouraged Panjayati Raj institutions.

With the foresight of a statesman he created institutions like Planning Commission, National Science Laboratories and laid the foundation of a vast public sector for developing infrastructure for industrial growth. Besides, developing the public sector, Nehru also wanted to encourage the private sector to establish a social order based on social justice he emphasized the need of planned development. Nehru gave a clear direction to India’s role in the comity of nations with the policy of non alignment and the principle of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence at a time when the rivalries of cold-war were driving the humanity to its doom. His vision was that of extensive application of science and technology and industrialization for better living and liberation from the clutches of poverty, superstition and ignorance. Education to him was very important for internal freedom and fearlessness. It was Nehru who insisted if the world was to exist at all; it must exist as one. He was generous and gracious. Emotional sensitivity and intellectual passion infused his writings, giving them unusual appeal and topicality even today. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955. He never forgot India's great cultural heritage and liked to combine tradition with modernity.

Nehru was a leading figure in India's struggle for independence, and was finally recognized as a political heir to Mahatma Gandhi. He became the first prime minister of independent India when he took the office on 15th August,1947 and gave a speech titled "tryst with destiny". That period was marked by communal riots due to lakhs of migrant refugees after the partition of India,. and Nehru was affected by the omnipresent violence and an atmosphere of apprehension and distrust. He tried to assuage the migrant refugees. But that non-violent attitude of his was also the reason of his two biggest failures: Firstly when Pakistan attacked Kashmir in 1947 and took a significant part of it. Secondly, India faced a humiliation at the hands of China in 1962 and took over 20,000 square kms of Indian territory. He also started the non aligned movement(NAM) along with two other leaders.

Jawaharlal was a prolific writer in English and wrote a number of books like ‘The Discovery of India’, ‘Glimpses of World History’, his autobiography, ‘towards Freedom' (1936) ran nine editions in the first year alone. His work ' The discovery of India' was later adapted into a television serial "Bharat Ek Khoj" which was aired on DoordarshanEmotional sensitivity and intellectual passion infused his writings, giving them unusual appeal & topicality even today. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955.

Pandit Nehru loved children and they call him affectionately as Chacha Nehru. Hie birthday is observed as Children's Day. He believed that children are the future of the nation. Nehru passed away in 1964.


5 rupee, khadi and village industries(steel)
5 rupee khadi and village industries  steel
This coin marks the 50years of the khadi and village industries commission.The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a non-profit group that serves to promote the use of khādī (a type of hand-woven cloth) in India. The group is government-run and serves to promote the use of khādī and small-scale khādī industries.

The group also gives licenses to companies that wish to manufacture the Flag of India.

Khadi Bhandar chain stores are managed as per the rules and guidelines by this organisation. These stores serve as outlets for products made by village industry. It is not restricted to sell khādī only. They also sell matchsticks, incense sticks, decorative items made from wood and earth, ahinsak (non-violent) honey, ahinsak leather items etc.

Also seen on this coin is a picture of Gandhiji, who was a fine exopnent of the khadi and village industries. Gandhiji wove his clothes on his own charkha, and encouraged everyone to boycott English made goods and use only indigenous hand made products like clothes.

47 comments:

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  2. "icons"?
    u mean coins right.
    I dont have any Brazilian coins as of now.
    So it will take at least one year before I post Brazilian coins; u see it takes a lot of time for this posting thing.

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  3. i hav many 5 rs coin of jawahar lal nehru, indra gandhi these r rare...n many more if ny1 interested in buyin or sellin contact at jaydeep_8893@yahoo.co.in

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  4. i hav 1 rupee and 20 paise coin of gandhi.. and 5 rupee coin of Indira gandhi.. any body intrested in buying tat contatct at swatturbo123@gmail.com

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  5. yes I have interested to buy 1 rupee coin of gandhi. Please contact me with details

    kuravara@hotmail.com

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  6. I HAVE RS 5 COINS K Kamraj 1903-1975 intrested party please contact me & others or coins me e mail id satya124_raaz@rediffmail.com

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  7. hi i want a full set of 100rs and 5rs coin if any one intrested in sel;ling then please write me on kunal.k91@gmail.com or can call me on 09780143464 i want 10 complete proof sets of LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI 2005 COINS SET. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ......

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  8. can you give me your mail id to somax_03@yahoo.co.in i have a five rupee coin i need to know what type of error it is. the front side of the coin image appears in reverse in the pillar side too

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  9. my mail id is given at the bottom: koolraj003@gmail.com

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  10. Very nice collection.
    I am also a coin collector

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  11. Hi Kulraj,
    I have 5 RS BIG COINS WITH INDIRA GANDHI PIC AND JAWAHARLAL NEHRU WITH CAP AND WITHOUT CAP ALSO MANY MORE LIKE 20 PAISE AND 25 PAISE. cAN YOU GIVE ME UR CONTACT #

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  12. As i mailed to you I have that coins.I have to sell it then where i have to claim for the same.These two coins are in the list of first five rare coins of republic India......

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  13. i have 5rs big coin ..year 1914-1984.. indira gandhi coin... i want to sale it... anyone interested in this coin contact via Email ID- jigar2161@yahoo.in.. from - mumbai

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  14. i wanna sale my 5 rupees coin of indra gandhi anyone is interested than contact me.i will sale it less price
    E-mail:vatlasrishabh@gmail.com

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  15. i have 1 rupee note(one bundle)1 rupee notes,5 rupee notes,2 rupee notes,1 rupee cions,5 rupee cions for sale.if wanted contact nagara.pg@gmail.com

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  16. hi i am sukanta from W.B....i am interested in world coins ....and want to buy coins...help me.

    ID-sukantabappa@yahoo.in

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  17. manu- hello dear..
    I want 2 buy these items-
    -- 5 Rs. Note of 1995-Governer Name- CD Deshmukh,
    -- 100 Rs. Note of East India Company,
    -- 1 Rs. Coin 0f indira gandhi(front face),
    -- 5 Rs. Coin 0f indira gandhi(front face),
    email id- man4586@gmail.com

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  18. All the above mentioned coins and notes are fakes. Are you victimizing someone or are you a victim yourself?

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  19. "proof type vf" iska kya matlab hai Kulraj ji

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  20. Its written in the ebay selling coin of 5Rs coin with Jawahar lal Nehru embossed on the back side of the coin i.e Republic India Rs 5-J.L.Nehru Proof type VF. Please let me wat does Proof Type VF word mean.

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  21. Plsease let me know how can we get the Proof coin sets of Rs 100,150,20,75 at a minimum price.

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  22. please share the link. I am unable to understand what proof type VF means. And I can give proof sets of Annadurai and commonwealth games if anyone is interested.

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  23. Hi Kulraj ... I am a begineer in numismatics.... can you tell me what will be the present cost of a Rs 5 coin of Pt. J Nehru(1989) and Indira Gandhi(1985).. thx

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  24. it's a very good blog that I follow regularly but u are not updating new indian commemoratives(c.subramaniam or reserve bank or brihadeeshwara) or the new designs of regular circulating coins.. A updatedsite wud be welcome!! this I say being a fan of the site!!

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  25. I know. I am not getting someone to take pics for last 6-8 months.Otherwise I am posting some other coins and news meanwhile.

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  26. If you can take good snaps and mail them to me I will post them. Thanks.

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  27. I want 2 buy these items-

    1. 100 Rs NOTE, SIGNED BY GOVERNOR D.N. AGARKAR, BACKSIDE OF THE NOTE WITH GANDHIJI IMAGE.

    2. 100 Rs. NOTE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR D.N. AGARKAR, BACKSIDE OF THE NOTE WITH WATER-DAM IMAGE.

    If any one have pls contact me
    email id :- skvsaleem@gmail.com
    Mobile number:- 91766-82890.

    By Saleem.S

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  28. Hi Kulraj ... I am Saleem from Chennai.
    Can you tell me what will be the present cost of a Rs 100 coin of 1986 Fisheries.

    Pls let me know.

    mail id :- skvsaleem@gmail.com

    Thanks in Advance.

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  29. Hi Kulraj,

    Do you have any idea what Mumbai Mint 5Rs Commanwealth (2010) coin will cost?

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    1. hi..i am having 15 different types of 5 rupee coin , anyone interested in buying those , plz let me know.

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    2. Hello Prakash ,

      Plz reply with more detail of your coins collection i am interested in buying.

      Means as Kulraj listed with title.

      Replay on the same commennt with your contact and coin details.

      Thanks
      AJ

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  30. What is the price for this 5 rupee, Dandi march(steel)coin

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  31. Hi Kulraj,

    i have also a five rupees coin collection but in my collection i have found missing some coins as compare to your collection if you have more than one copy of same coin and you want to sell it than please reply on the same post with details of price etc.

    Thanks
    AJ

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    1. I HAVEE INDRA GANDHII 5 RUPEES COINS....ATLEAST 5 TO 7..9414114112

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  32. i have Indra Gandhi 5 rupees coins...any one want to buy,20000,Each......Contact :-+919414114112

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  33. i will give you indira gandhi 5 rupees for 100rs.

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  34. lol, mr. waquas a khan can go join ta ebay.com groups will all ta fakers and money mongers.

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  35. i want to sell 5 rupee coin, K. Kamaraj 1903-1975
    Please tell me the price for this coin...

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  36. i want to sell 5 rupee coin, K. Kamaraj 1903-1975
    Please tell me the price for this coin...
    goldychahar@gmail.com 09996444349

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  37. sir,
    i have indra gandhi 5 rupee(hyd mint),neru 5 rupee(hyd mint),
    neru 1 rupee(noida),1944,1947,1950 one rupee coin, 1944,1950,1956 half rupee, 1946,1947 quarter rupee,1939 one quarter anna,1935 one anna,1946 half anna,mahatma gandhi 20 paise,Please tell me the current price for this coins... v.haja2006@yahoo.com

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  38. hello kulraj i am intrested to purchase some 5 rs,, coin which i have seen in this block only, like charkha wala gandhi ji and battle pics, plz let me know the price... sonakshi.1983@gmail.com

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    1. Dear Sonakshi,

      Iam HNB.Pavan Prakash . I would like to collect 5rs coins . plz inform me if any available.


      My no : 9676428926

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  39. you have a great collection ... best wishes from my side.. waheguru ji da khalsa wahe guru ji di fateh

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  40. hey... I have d collction of dese coins... if anybody intrsted den contact me on mu email id swapgupta2197@gmail.com

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  41. I have 5 rs. Coins of mother Teresa,60years of the parliaments of india, 150 years of kuka movement satguru ram singh ji, bhagwan mahavir 2600th janm kalyanak of 2001. if any one interested to buy can call me at- 08414841435 or email me in- riturajpreety@gmail.com

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  42. Mere pas total 5 rupee coin hai .any 1buyer .plz contact no.9898329859

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