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India Hyderabad 1 Pai, 2 Pai, and Half Anna  1904 to 1935
India Hyderabad 1 Pai, 2 Pai, and Half Anna 1904 to 1935

Mushmeek sent us this picture of his Islamic half anna coin from the Indian Princely State of Hyderabad. It is in nice shape (average circulated) and is worth a small sum as a collectible.

These coins all bear essentially the same pattern but come in different denominations determined by their sizes:

1 PAI: 16 mm diameter
2 PAI: 20 mm diameter
1/2 ANNA: 24 mm diameter

The catalogs are not kind to these coins. They are worth more than current catalogs indicate. Our catalog values better reflect actual coin sales, but, as always are very approximate (see our Important Terminology page). The denomination affects value very little.

1 PAI
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $25

2 PAI
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $25

1/2 ANNA
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $35

There is a page with a good description of these coins at ChiefaCoins (click here).

Coin: 14674 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mushmeek, Mon, 03-Jun-2013 19:59:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 07-Jun-2013 04:29:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 25-May-2015 14:18:15 GMT
Requester description: It is a large copper coin with lot of what looks like arabic on both sides. On one side, arabic circles the whole coin, and on the other side, it is in a cluster in the middle. There are also some flowers on this side, I can't tell what kind. I think it might be Turkish, because I have seen a similar 'cluster' of arabic on other coins in the Turkey catagory of your site. I found something that looks like a Hijiri calander date. It looks like 1368. I converted it to the Gregorian calander, and apparently the coin was minted in 1948. I could have misread the date on the coin though, because it is very small. So I may be wrong about the date. On both sides, the coin is circled by two squiggly lines. Pictures: http://imgur.com/ETlvlze I would appreciate it if you could say what condition my coin is in, using the pictures.
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