India 20 Paise with Lotus Flower  1968 to 1971
India 20 Paise with Lotus Flower 1968 to 1971

There are two Indian 20 paise coins with lotus blossoms during the period 1968 to 1971. The first pattern includes the blossom only, while the second pattern adds a radiant sun and bears the inscription FOOD FOR ALL. First pattern coins are made of nickel-brass, and second pattern coins are made of aluminum-bronze.

As modern coins made of non-precious metal, these coins are worth face value: 20 paise in India, or about 1/3 of 1 US cent. Collectors may spend a few dollars to add a nice looking specimen to their collections.

Coin: 18307 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jineesh, Sat, 22-Nov-2014 14:09:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 22-Nov-2014 16:42:08 GMT
Requester description: India 20 paise with lotus paise 20 paise
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My coin is from 1971, it has the pattern of the 1968-1971, but it has the colour of the modern coin. The pattern doesn't go into the coin like 1968-1971, it comes out like the modern coin. Any ideas? Thanks. - Ilana
Ilana, the 1968-1971 coins are also struck in relief (i.e. with the image 'coming out' of the coin), not in incuse (i.e. with the image 'going into' the coin). If the picture on this page appears as such, it's simply an optical illusion due to the shadows! - CoinQuest (Chris)




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