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Monday, July 13, 2009

Indian Five rupee coins - V

5 rupee,2010
5 rupee 2010
5 rupee: Mahatma Basaveshwara(copper-nickel)
5 rupee mahatma basaveshwara copper nickel
5 rupee Bal Gangadhar Tilak copper nickel
5 rupee bal gangadhar tilak copper nickel
5 rupee: Tilakji 
5 rupee tilakji error coin The coin shown above is a rare coin of the 21st century. As it so happens, when this coin was released "Bal Gangadhar Tilakji" was written on the top, where ji is an honorific. Someone spotted this error(though technically this is not an error) and reported this to the mint authorities.The issue was majorly political in the  sense that if "Gandhiji" was not written on the coins then why ji should be appended with Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Subsequently the production of these coins which were being released on the occasion of 150 years of birth of Lokmanya Tilak was stopped and the stock was melted. For further issues, the ji was removed. Subsequent production has "Bal Gangadhar Tilak" written on the coins, and the Tilakji coin is now known officially as an error coin.

Although, I would like to add that in my opinion(and  technically also) this one is a die variety and not an error coin.


5 rupee: Lokmanya Tilak(steel)
5 rupee tilak steelThis one is rarer than the Tilak coin in copper-nickel. Both come under the category of very rare coins. The copper nickel coin is relatively common though.

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak (29th Couplet) Described by British as "The Father of Indian Unrest " Tilak was born on 23.07.1856. His slogan, "Swaraj (Self Rule) is my birthright", inspired millions of Indians. His book "Geetarahasya"a classic treatise on Geeta in Marathi was written by him, in prison at Mandalay.Great journalist- editor, an authority on Vedas, Sanskrit Scholar, mathematician and a natural leader of India. Died 01.08.1920 "Swaraj is our birthright," thundered Tilak, the Lion of India. He founded schools and published newspapers, all for his motherland. He rotted in a distant jail at Mandalay, in Burma. he wore himself out till his last breath, to awaken his countrymen.
Tilak was born in Ratnagiri on 23rd July 1856. He lived for 64 years. Every year of his life was a milestone of achievements.

How much the British feared Tilak, can be gauged from the letter the Governor of Bombay wrote in 1908 to the Secre tary of State for India in England:
'He is one of the chief conspirators opposed to the British rule in India. He may even be the Chief con spirator. He has planned the Ganesha Festival, the Shivaji Festival, the Paisa Fund and the National Schools, with the sole aim of destroying British rule in India.'

When Tilak passed away, Mahatma Gandhi said: "He used his steel-like will power for the country. His life is an open book. The Lokmanya is the Architect of New India. Future generations will remember Tilak with reverence, as the man who lived and died for their sake."


5 Rupee: Mahatma Basaveshwara(steel)
5-rupee-basaveshwara-steel

Basava [also known as Basavanna] flourished in the 12th century in Karnataka. He was a Prime Minister to king Bijjala who ruled from 1157 to 1167 over Kalyana, a city of historic importance. Basava was indeed a great prophet for in him we find the combination of rare qualities. He was a mystic by temperament, an idealist by choice, a statesman by profession, a man of letters by taste, a humanist by sympathy and a social reformer by conviction.

Basava strove hard to bring about reformation in Hinduism into which social evils had crept in. The social and cultural conflicts which had been going on in India from ancient days were stimulating a new foment within the Hindu society. At the time of Basava there were apologists who had been giving a new interpretation to the irrational religious practices and form of thought. But Basava with a courageous frankness acknowledged the prevailing evils of the Hindu society and suggested ways and means to create a new orientation.



5 RUPEE: mahatma basaveshwara , steel high relief
The coin shown above is made in steel. The normal steel coin is poorly made and has very low relief. But this one is made from the dies meant for making copper nickel coins and therefore has high relief and all features are clearly visible to the eye.



5 Rupee: 2009
5-rupee-2009-copper-nickelThis is the newest coin of 5rupee minted by the government of India. Various reasons can be cited for stopping the mintage of the steel coins. It felt pretty much like a 50 paisa coin and some pople even faked it. The new coin is made of Copper-nickel and is quite sleek, and slighly smaller than the 5 rupee coin in nickel having the same design. Here in Delhi people are either hoarding it or selling it in black, so its not in circulation yet, as i publish this post.

113 comments:

  1. Super Collection Sir, I have lot of Coins and Currency.

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  2. Kulraj, Very Nice collection, it would be helpful if you post "How to clean copper/bronze/silver coins" in your blog.

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  3. Thanks.
    Good suggestion. Next post coming up on the same.

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  4. What is the exact price of tilakji right now?

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  5. No one can tell the exact price of such an item as the rates keep changing every day. A variety having a die crack error is available at about 6500 rupees, and the proper variety like the one shown here is not available. If you want it then you would have to request your dealer to arrange, and I seriously doubt if it can be made available below 8000 rupees. Nevertheless, if you getting in good condition then don't mind the price, just take it even if you have to pay a little extra.

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  6. I have Tilakji coin to sell. And would be gald to hand it over in person to anyone from Chennai for cash. Interested people please contact 99401 78272.

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    1. How much for Tilak Ji Coin?

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  7. Well,the TilakJi coin has nothing to do with Raj Thackeray.I don't know from where did you hear that,but it's absolutely wrong and is a crap.

    Regards,

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  8. Have to admit, that's what I heard and its unconfirmed. But if you can provide an accurate explanation as to why only a few coins have the ji on them, you are welcome...

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  9. very very good and informative collection, but if at all you want to sell or exchange some of the coins please let us know the cost of the coins of course a very beautiful collection indeed!

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  10. Well,the coins were first struck with inscription Tilak'JI'.When the coin was being issued in a ceremony,one of the IAS officer from Maharashtra(not a MNS member) who was present there spotted the error and he immediately reported it to the concerned mint authority.The involved mint immediately issued a notice to stop their circulation and the error coins they had in their stock were melted down.

    Regards,

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  11. But how come the ji is an error? Whats the issue with that?

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  12. We call Mahatma Gandhi as Gandhiji,but we never call Tilak as Tilak Ji.That's purely a sentimental issue,of course.

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  13. I have an big old 5 Rs coin featuring Indira Gandhi. Anyone interested in buying that can contact me at 09804588211

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  14. Hello Kulraj,

    How are you buddy?

    This is Shyam from hyderabad, very nice collection and information provided. I would I like to buy few coins and curencies from you. Could you please provide your cell number or please call me at 916004040.

    Thanks,
    Shyam

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  15. my mail ID is given at the top.
    please send me a mail on that.

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  16. helo sir gud evng...

    dis s sameer frm tamilnadu i hve 5rupees coin tilakji nd silver george vi king emperor coins 12nos... nd ihve 1rupee dr.ambedkar 13coins nd 1rupee note 1980,84,85,86,90 bundles... am waiting 4r ur reply

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    1. Hi, This is Naveen,at what price you will give those? call me on 9573693245

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    3. hi sir,
      i m karthik from chennai. i have 5 rupee tilakji coin and sum more 5 and 2 rupees special coin .if u want plz cal me 919444322592. mail id priyamano1086@gmail.com

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  17. can you tell me how many of this kind of coins where minted

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  18. hello kulraj seen your collection,and i am interested in buying few of your coins,pleasesend me your mobile no on my email id karan7555@yahoo.ca thanx

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  19. Dear Kulraj,I am 60 years old retired man. May I ask you the rates of the following:
    500 Mahatma Basaveshwara Cu Ni 2006
    500 Jagatguru Sree Narayana Gurudev Cu Ni 2006
    500 Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak SS & Cu Ni 2007
    500 Khadi & Village Industries Comm SS 2007
    Please quote the price at e-mail: sunit.saha2009@gmail.com or call me 0 8981820401
    Thanks and regards. Sunit

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  20. i want an evaluation of my old coins and notes of india ! will you help me please?
    what is your email address to contact with pics?

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  21. its given at the top, also at the bottom.

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  22. Hi Kulraj,

    I have a 5 rupees coin(2010) which is copper color on one side and golden color on the other.

    Is there anything special about it ?
    Thanks and regards

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  23. Hi Kulraj et al,

    Recently ppl started selling unc sets of ANNA PERARIGNAR and HOMI BHABHA, these sets don't seem to carry the mint information on the card, can you please let me know if these are fakes, please see below links


    http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260804747064&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1069


    http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260810850325&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1069

    Thanks

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  24. I have not come across them so far.
    My opinion is dont go for them, they can be given as gift but otherwise waste.Why pay extra for something you can get in circulation?

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  25. sir i want 5 rupee coin of anna durai can u sell it at wat price plz tell me thx

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  26. sir i want 5 rupee anna durai and tilakji can you sell it at what price please tell me

    nikhil,shadnagar,andhra pradesh

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  27. nikhil,shadnagar reply me at nikki9.makam@gmail.com

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    1. hi sir,
      i m karthik from chennai. i have 5 rupee tilakji coin and sum more 5 and 2 rupees special coin .if u want plz cal me 919444322592. mail id priyamano1086@gmail.com

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  28. SIR
    I WOULD LIKE TO BUY 5RS-TILAKji + 1996 2RS S.C.BOSE.
    KINDLY INFORM THE PRICE
    AJAY MEHTA
    BANGALORE
    09844016500
    ajaymehta@email.com

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  29. Dear Sir,
    Can you send me pictures of some
    new fake coins of 1,5 and 10 rupe denomination
    i want it for presentation in a seminar.
    my mail id is mehdipatnam@email.com
    regards,
    hyd

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  30. I have 1950 - 54 (1pisa) horse coins & many east india coins 1954 anna, half anna, bull coins ,
    1921 to 1941 1/4 anna coins



    any bady plase contact

    praveen.sai228@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Praveen, I may be interested. Please send details and prices to me at rakta@live.in OR piyush.chandra@lycos.com

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  31. Hi Friend,
    Hi i have 10 rupee 2 peacock note may i know is this note is a rare one. if so what will be the actual and right price for it

    Thanks

    Premchand.P

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  32. Those rare coins are very interesting. I love your collections.

    sell coins

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  33. Dear Kulraj,

    Its good to see that you follow the coin releases. Please tell me what is the fate of new silver Rs. 5 coin which looks like 50 paise coin, I believe released in 2011.

    regards,
    Nilesh

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  34. no such coin.
    you are making some mistake.

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  35. i have a tilakji coin i wont sell it bellow 7000 in unc condition anyone interested post price here

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  36. and i also have 1996 error coin in almost unc condition won't sell it bellow
    20,000

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    1. I have 8 coins 5 rupee 1996,2003,2009,2010, how to sell,I will be good price right now?
      Email me: Shohelsarker53@gmail.com or call me +8801715475000

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  37. its subhash chandra bose sorry i forgot to mention its.
    very rare cause it is of 1996.the correct date is 1997.
    post price here with phone number.

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  38. 5 rupees Indian national science congress coin (NEW). How do you buy this coin???. If known please send SMS to 09444079422(CHENNAI).

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  39. The collection as well as information is very very nice, i like it, congratulations.
    SHIV GARG
    BATHINDA
    shivkgarg@hotmail.com

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  40. Why don't you give a chart of technical specifications of rupee coi8ns for the past ten years ? It see3ms the weights are minimizing ? The 5 rupee & 50 paise and the 1 rupee & 2 rupee coins are seems to be same ? - JAGAN

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  41. weights of not only 1rs, but 50p,2rs and 5rs are also decreasing daily. primarily because of the decreasing value of the rupee. in 2011 size of all coins has been downsized, and now the 50p look more like 25p coins.

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    1. Tan q K S - is it necessary to decrees the weight of the coin as the value decreases ? - jagan

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  42. You would like the monetary value to be within the production cost. Since value of currency goes down and that of metal goes up, government has to either enhance the denominations(like start making 10rs) or stop production of small coin like 25paisa, at the same time they decrease the size/weight, change the metal to cheaper. Like earlier issues were made in nickel for paisa coins, then they started issuing in aluminium. Same with rupee: they switched from copper-nickel to steel. Hope that answers your question.

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  43. Tan q. Yr ans is opt. Now understand yr point and agree. Leave the weight. How visible the 5 rupee released in 2010 ? The present coins are like caram board coins in smoothness. Why can't they prepare so as the blind man too identify easily ? - Jagan

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  44. You are very much correct. They can and they should make coin with high relief so that blind can identify. But it seems the mint officials are too incompetent and they come up with such poor designs and even poor quality. The quality is going down daily, and seeing the coins minted in 1840/1862 its a shock why good quality coins cant be made these days. If you see US one cent coins they have good designs and high relief, but here the quality is very poor. They should be ashamed you want to throw the coin when it comes to your hand, like you would have seen the income tax 5 rupee it was very poor.

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  45. Dear Kulraj

    Please see my mail on the Tilakji coin. I seriously feel that honoring anyone specifically one of the stature of BG Tilak cannot be called an error. Calling it an error sends a signal that when we honor great leaders it is a mistake and they should not be honored. I suggest we call it a variant and not "error".
    Piyush

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  46. i have lot of indian currency coins from 1800 to 2012. if anybody interested to by just call buddybest04@yahoo.co.in, 09177092336

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  47. how to collect coins sir pls help me sir

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  48. hi kya muje apka number mil sakta he .. My email kunjansoni.soni@gmail.com plz send me ur contect mr. Kulraj singh

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  49. i have a coin of year 1835 east india company but the fact is that in that coin instead of william four , victoria queen is there n i am very much confuse abut that coin according to records there is no such coin mint but i have given that coin to many chkers of antics they told that its original n they even could not believe it can u please help me in giving me some details accurding to that coin

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  50. i have a coin of year 1835 east india company but the fact is that in that coin instead of william four , victoria queen is there n i am very much confuse abut that coin according to records there is no such coin mint but i have given that coin to many chkers of antics they told that its original n they even could not believe it can u please help me in giving me some details accurding to that coin if have any detail mail me on agrawalnikhil44@yahoo.in or call me at 9570517399

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  51. hey i wanna ask u smthng abt a 5 rupees coin. i hv a coin,,,,,,,, d front side hv rupees sign n back side hv d pic of madan mohan malviya........... yr 1861-2011. 150th birth anniversary of madan mohan malviya............... actualy i didnt get any info abt dis coin. so is dis fake or real?????????

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  52. of course its genuine. its minted very recently.

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  53. ooooooo dats gr8. thanx 4 dis info..........

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  54. hey kulraj,
    again i hv doubt abt 50 rupees note. dis note structure is on top wrot reserve bank of india wid lion pic............. is dis real?????? if dis info is not sufficient den i'l mail d pic of dis note.........

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  55. hey can u plz tel me the current market price of 5 rs indira gandhi coin..................

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  56. why do you have your doubts on the note? you got from circulation right? better to mail me picture.

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  57. actualy mai bahot choti thi tab maine mere papa se liya tha.......... tbse vo note mere hi paas hai.
    my dad also confused abt dis note. dad told me- i thnk it is real. bt d ppr of d note is differ...........so dats y v bolth confused........ i'l mail u...........

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  58. Hi, Kulraj
    I am S.D.Sharma from Nagpur, Maharashtra.
    Yesterday from grocery shop I got a Five Rupees Coin of First War Of Independence having die crack error on it. I am sending the scan copy of the coin.
    Thanks & Regards

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  59. sir i have 5 rs coin of annadurai.... for sale. pls get me at vignesh0703@gmail.com

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  60. nice collection

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  61. from where do you get all these coins

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  62. Sir,
    Thanks for the info.............
    I am a beginner and would like to know if a coin with die rotation is an error and if so what would be the worth of one of die rotation of abt 30 degrees?
    Thanks in advance,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  63. not significant, so not much value but u can keep in collection

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  64. hi Kulraj,

    Good to know someone is working so deeply about the coin collection part.I too have a collection of 5 Rs./10 Rs. minted coins .Being a beginner in this field I don't know actually about their value.Gold minted coins are actually around 1000 in number available with me.I have been collecting them from past 2 years.Kindly help .My mail id is rohansh1988@gmail.com and my mobile is +91-9971585785

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  65. HI Kulraj,

    I have a 100 Rs. Note which is mis printed that is same print on both sides. can you tell me what is the value one can expect of such coin.

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  66. i have 1823 coins,and many more from nepal,pakistan,and british coins some of them silver.any buyer plz comment.

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  68. hey this Abhishek Awasthi (+91-9696404907) i have a good collection of Indian commemorative coins if any one is intrested in exchanging coins with me from denomination of 1 2 and 5 please contact me @ above mentioned number.

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    1. you can contact me too at theabhishek.undefined@gmail.com

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  69. Hi, I have also 5 rs coin of gangadhar tilak if anyone want in punjab then cont: 8196092541

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  70. i got so many coins collection and willing to sell it.anyone interested can contact me through my mail id [smartthink9922@gmail.com]
    the collection includes many conturies especially 1 anna,1/12 anna,1,2,3,4,5 paise.ect

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  71. I have a rare 5rupees indira Gandhi coin year of 1917-1984 so I sale this coin contact no 08761966656

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  72. Mere pas different 5 rupee coin bahut hai .big and small coin. Plz contect no.9898329859.

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  73. Mere pas different 5 rupee coin bahut hai .big and small coin. Plz contect no.9898329859.

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  74. hi sir,
    i m karthik from chennai. i have 5 rupee tilakji coin and sum more 5 and 2 rupees special coin .if u want plz cal me 919444322592. mail id priyamano1086@gmail.com

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  75. i have got 450+ coins of 5rupees coins. If you want to buy then just drop a call at 7415818749 (himanshu) or mail me at himanshufromd12@gmail.com

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  76. I have a old copper coin which has some text in urdu on it. I dont have any information about it. Can you help me?

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  77. Hey i have a coin of 5 rupees which was issued in 2012 having statue of shri vaishno devi shrine board. Which is quite rare due to ban by the supreme court. I want to sell this coin. If anybody intrested please contact me. My contact no. 9012055825

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  78. Hi
    Im a begnner sir
    I have 2 error coins
    One rupee 6o clock rotation and the other
    Is a blank.
    Please can u brief me with their market value

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  79. I have a 5 rupee Mahathma Basaveshwara steel coin. If interested plz contact 9738400923

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  80. Nepal currency 10 rupees,3 deer note beachna he.watsap mi 9403904456

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  82. I have lots of old coins like 1996 Science Cong. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose 1996, C R das 1998, Noida mint, Kolkata mint , Many more If any one interested pls mail me - pankajkumar.mali00@gmail.com

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  83. Dear Kulraj Do you have 5 Rs coin of Maulana Adul kalam HYD Mint with you? I want to Purchase it.

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    1. Sir i hv the coin tht u wnt...Maualana Abdul Kalam ..

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    2. I have the coin ma.k.azad coin interested person contact me8541882142

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    3. I have the coin ma.k.azad coin interested person contact me8541882142

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  84. sir kya copper nickel wale 5 rupees jiyada ho to kya WO sell ho sakte hai

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  85. I have big coin 5rupee and 2 rupee mis print not and very rare nots and very rare coins any bayers interested contact me my whats up no 8090517385

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  86. I have many old coins mahatma baswavesara, Indira Gandhi, Nehru coins contact: 7207588135

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  87. I have many old coins mahatma baswavesara, Indira Gandhi, Nehru coins contact: 7207588135

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  88. I have rs5 mahatma basaveswara coin

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  89. 5 rupees khadi, dandi and 1st war of independence copper nickel issues were came in general circulation ??

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  90. https://youtu.be/ovIi1xsBKQo
    Watch the history of 5 rupees coins 1870 to2017

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  91. https://youtu.be/ovIi1xsBKQo
    Watch the history of 5 rupees coins 1870 to2017

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  92. Is there any 5 Rupee cu-nickel definitive coin of 2009

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  93. I have this 5 rs. coin the coin bears in the centre a picture of the Hindu deity Vaishno Devi, with the inscription ‘Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board’ in Devnagri along the upper arc and in English along the lower arc but sombody made a snall hole just on the top edge so that it can be usre as a pendent but atill if anyone intrested in buying it contact me on my ID amitsidd19@gmail.com. you can check the image at https://goo.gl/images/G7jcCJ

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