In today’s post, we are going to discuss the most expensive 20 paise coins with the Lotus picture. 20 paise Lotus coin is the first 20 Paisa coin released in India. These coins were minted between 1968 to 1971 for common circulation. These 20 Paisa Lotus coins can not be seen easily in today’s time. But some of you will surely have these coins in your collection that I can say.
So are these coins are valuable and will you get a high amount of value for selling them? We will find out in today’s article.
These 20 Paise golden color coins are very attractive. The coin got this golden color from nickel brass and the lotus flower makes more beautiful.
Lotus is also the national flower of India that’s why it was printed on this 20 paise.
India was also called golden Bird “सोने की चिड़िया”. But during the British era, the Britishers and other countries looted India’s heritage and wealth also take Antique gold and silver and other valuable metals with them.
The first coins made with gold were released during the Kushan Empire by king Kanishk.
Design and Specs
So let’s back to the topic of 20 Paisa Lotus coins. The circulation year of this design 20 Paise coins was from 1968 to 1971. These coins have a weight of 4.6 grams, diameter 22 mm, and thickness of 1.75 mm and the shape of the coin was round. These 20 paise coins were minted in Bombay Calcutta and Hyderabad.
These coins were gone from market because of the new aluminum 20 paise coins. And finally all 20 paise coins demonetized in June 2011.
|Type of Coin||Standard circulation coin|
|Year of Launch||1968-1971|
|Face Value||20 Paise|
20 Paise Coins Price
Now let’s find out how much these coins have value in the current time. Some of these coins are considered valuable because these coins were minted in only four different years. So some of them are considered collectable. But some of the coins minted for pattern or testing purpose in 1968 are extremely rare. 20 paise coin which picture you can see above can have a value of upto ₹4,00,000. This pattern coin also has a Lotus picture on it but it is quite different from the common coins.
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A few more testing coins were also released in 1967 which have a value up to ₹5 lakh. This pattern not have the lotus picture. These pattern coins never came to market but some coins are sold by big auction houses recently.
And now we going to know about the value of common coins from year 1968 to 1971. These common coins have a maximum value of up to 100 to 150 Rupees in UNC condition. And If you got any 20 paise Lotus error coins then also these coins can give you a very good amount of money in today’s time. But the value depends at the type of error and the condition of the coin.
Check out the price list below for the all information.
|20 Paise Coin / Year||Very Fine to Extra fine||UNC|
|20 Paise Coin 1968 Hyderabad Mint||₹10 to ₹15||₹20 to ₹25|
|20 Paise Coin 1968 Calcutta Mint||₹25 to ₹50||₹90 to ₹100|
|20 Paise Coin 1969 Bombay Mint||₹10 to ₹15||₹20 to ₹25|
|20 Paise Coin 1969 Calcutta Mint||₹25 to ₹50||₹90 to ₹100|
|20 Paise Coin 1970 All Mint||₹10 to ₹15||₹20 to ₹25|
|20 Paise Coin 1971 Bombay Mint||₹10 to ₹15||₹20 to ₹25|
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