India (Baroda State) Pai, Paisa, and 2 Paisa  1883 to 1893
India (Baroda State) Pai, Paisa, and 2 Paisa 1883 to 1893

Now these are really neat coins. All of them are made of copper, but the one in our picture has picked up some nice blue toning, giving it excellent eye appeal. You can buy them for very little money, but I don't think that will last forever. Coins from India will surely increase in price as modern communications works to expose more and more people to the beauty and intricacies of these coins.

There are three denominations which use the curved sword and vine wreath pattern:

PAI: 18 mm approximate diameter
PAISA: 24 mm
2 PAISA: 28 mm

Catalog values for these coins run as follows. Get them while you can at these bargain levels. Of course, never buy coins that do not look nice. Value is driven by collector demand and collectors pay premiums for coins with strong eye appeal.

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $15

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25

The values above apply very approximately to all dates. The coin catalogs show a few variations which are somewhat more valuable, but such variations are beyond the scope of CoinQuest. If you get interested in these coins, be sure to invest in a good coin catalog. There is easily 1000 times more information in a coin catalog than on this web site.

You have to know two things to transform the date to a Western (Gregorian) date. First, you have to know the numeric characters, many of which are shown here, but there are others characters not shown in our figure. Then you have to know that some Baroda coins use the Vikrama Samvat (VS) calendar system, which is 57 years ahead of the Gregorian system. To find the AD date from the VS date, subtract 57 years.

The coin in our image is dated VS1949, or 1892AD.

Coin: 19104 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: tom, Wed, 15-Apr-2015 13:38:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 15-Apr-2015 18:12:39 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 01-Mar-2018 16:01:18 GMT
Requester description: curved sword and 5 arabic symbols circled in beads in center. aribic symbols all around outer edge. another circle of beads right on edge.

other side- 3 lines of aribic symbols circled in beads then reef or vine around that with beads around edge
Tags: india baroda state pai paisa 2 staats stated stets stato staaten stado stadt statehood tates stet pais paise curved squiggle sword 5 arabic arab symbols symbol circled circle beads dot center offcenter aribic 3 lines line reef wreath vine squiggles scribbles curl swoosh squiggly squigle swirl bowed twirly scribble curlicues curly curve curlycue curvy curving swirls curls squiggley sqiggles swirly curves sworeds swordlike swords broadsword saber arabesque arabian arabia symbles symbal simbol symbels simble encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed beaded period dotted beading point periods dots points bead off offset certer centre centers centered lined lining bar bars wreathed rief reif wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths ivy


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