Republic Indian 1 Rupee coin has been in circulation since 1950. In today’s post, we are going to discuss all definitive 1 Rupee coins till now circulation. Value and Specifications will also be discussed here.
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1 Rupee 1950-1954
The 1st republic India 1 Rupee coin started minting in 1950. This coin design replaces King George VI’s picture with the Ashoka lion pillar on it. ‘The government of India’ is now mentioned on the coin. Another side of the coin has “एक रुपया” (Ek Rupaye) is written in Devanagari script and 1 Rupee is also mentioned with the minting year and mintmark. Grain strife also can be seen left and right sides of the coins. This design is very common and used in many 1 Rs coins later. This 1 Rupee coin was only minted in 1950 and 1954. The metal used in these coins was nickel and the weight was 11.66g. The year 1954 coin is rare and collectible and the value can go up to 3000 rupees in UNC condition. Read Full Artice on 1950 to 1954 coins.
1 Rupee Coin 1962-1970
The next 1 rupee coin revision happened in 1962. Now design is slightly changed from the last coin. The obverse side now has Bharat and India written side by side on the Ashoka lion pillar instead of the Government of India. The weight of the coin is also now changed to 10 gram instant of 11.66 gram. This new coin is still made of nickel. Minting happened in 1962 and 1970 only. 1970 coin is a scarce and collectible coin and the price at the current time in UNC condition can go up to 7000 Rupees.
1 Rupee 1975-1982
1 Rs next revision happened in 1975. The coin design is almost the same as the previous one. But the small changes done were in the metal and the weight. Now the metal is changed from nickel to copper-nickel weight is now 8 grams. The previous coins were 10 grams in weight. These coins were minted from 1975 to 1982. These coins have a value of 5 to 35 Rs Max.
1 Rupee 1982-1991
1 Rupee’s next coin revision happened in 1982 when the coin design was changed. Now you see small changes in the coin’s design, but the design is slightly different from the last coin. Now you get to see a 6 corner design on the coin which is made in the inner part of the coin. The coin’s weight was reduced from 8 grams to 6 grams and its size was also reduced from 28 mm to 26 mm. These new coins were minted in Bombay, Kolkata, Noida, and Hyderabad mints which are Indian mints, and also minted in some foreign mints. These coins were minted from 1982 to 1991. Most Rare coins among them are the 1982 Bombay mint coin which can give a value up to ₹40000 in UNC and very find condition coins can give you up to ₹19000. Another coin from the 1983 Hyderabad mint was found extremely rare, also coin minted in 1991 from the Noida mint is a rare coin and has a value upto ₹30000 UNC.
1 Rupee 1992-2004
In 1992 the next revision happened on 1 rupee coin.
Now the metal of the coin is changed from copper-nickel to ferritic stainless steel. The coin has a weight of 4.85 grams in this new revision. The six-corner shape is now removed and the coin has a clean design. These coins were minted from the year 1992 to 2004. The value of these coins starts from 5 and can up to 50 Rs Max.
1 Rupee coin 2004-2006
1 Rupee’s new design introduction in 2004 was very different from all the previous coin designs. The New 1 Rupee coin has a cross, a symbol of unity in diversity. The Coin was made of ferritic stainless steel with a weight of 4.85g. Due to some controversy over its design, the coins were minted only 3 different years 2004, 2005, and 2006. In 2007 these coins were replaced by new coins. Bombay mint’s 2004 coins are a rare coin and the value of this coin starts from ₹100 VF, in UNC condition you can get up to ₹500. 2006 Coin is also scarce coin UNC value can go up to ₹50.
1 Rupee coin 2007- 2011
The 1 Rupee got its new design in 2007 with the theme of classical dance “Nritya mudra”. For these coins, you can see a thumbs-up sign representing 1 Rupee, ₹1 has also been written on the same side. Obverse side: Bharat and India wrote on the top side at the middle side of the Ashoka pillar and Satyamev Jayate can be seen. The bottom side has the minting year and mintmark. The metal and the weight of this coin are similar to the previous cross coins. These coins were minted from 2007 to 2011. These coins are very common but the 2007 Hyderabad mint and 2011 Calcutta mint coins can give a value ₹30 in UNC.
1 Rupee coin 2011-2019
The new Rs 1 coin was released in 2011, where the “Nritya mudra” coins were replaced by a new flower pattern. Now the coin also has a Rupee symbol presented with 1 written on the middle side and the minting year and mint mark are presented at the bottom. Over the side of the coin have a big Ashoka pillar with Satyamev Jayate. Bharat and India are written on the left and right sides. These coins minded from 2011 to 2019. The coins were also minted with metal Steel but the weight of these coins was reduced from 4.85 grams to 3.79 grams. Value ₹5 to ₹20 max.
1 Rupee coin 2019
The next new design Rs 1 coin came in 2019 where you can see some drops like the design on the reverse side. These coins have the Ashoka pillar on the Obverse side, and Bharat and India wrote side by side on the pillar. These new coins are also minted with stainless steel but the weight has been reduced to 3.09 grams. Due to its minting cost of 1 Rupee, new coins are not coin minted much that can reach common circulation.
1 Rupee coin 2022
And recently in 2022, we got another 1 rupee coin with the theme of 75 years of independence also called Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Due to its minting cost of 1 Rupee, new coins are not coin minted much that can reach to common circulation.