Quarter Rupee 1950-1955 – Pre Decimal India

Quarter Rupee

On this page will be discussing the Quarter Rupee which was part of the Pre Decimal series of India, there are three variations of Quarter Rupee each variation is listed in the bullet points below, select a bullet point to jump to that section. Coin values can be found at the bottom of this page also.

 

Quarter Rupee 1950-1951

Quarter Rupee 1950-1951 group

The Quarter Rupee 1950-1951 coin was part of the Pre Decimal series of India. The coin was minted by the India Government Mint, Mumbai, India between the years 1950 and 1951. The coin itself was made of Nickel and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised undecorated rim. It weighed 2.73 grams, and had a diameter of 19mm. The known mintage of the Quarter Rupee 1950-1951 coin is 140,589,000

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $225. All the values for the Quarter Rupee 1950-1951 coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Quarter Rupee 1950-1951

The front of this Quarter Rupee coin features the coin value 1/4 RUPEE between two mirrored spikes on the left and right. At the bottom of the coin the year can be found in small text, which will be 1950 or 1951. When we look at the legend at the top of the coin the value is shown in Hindi, चार रुपया (Ok caTaaI rupayā). At the bottom of the coin a mint mark may be found.

The Back

Quarter Rupee 1950-1951 back

The back of this Quarter Rupee coin features the Indian Coat of arms which was an Asoka lion pedestal between 2 arcs. The legend on the back of the coin featured the state name “GOVERNMENT OF INDIA”.

Mint houses: (mint mark)
(b) diamond, (Bombay) Mumbai, मुंबई
(c) none, (Calcutta) Kolkata, কলকাতা

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Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year)

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) back group

The Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) coin was part of the Pre Decimal series of India. The coin was minted by the India Government Mint, Kolkata, India between the years 1954 and 1955. The coin itself was made of Nickel and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised undecorated rim. It weighed 2.73 grams, and had a diameter of 19mm. The known mintage of the Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) coin is 55,277,000

It is worth noting that some coins in this series have been valued at as much as $325. All the values for the Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) coin can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Front

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year)

The front of this Quarter Rupee coin features the coin value 1/4 RUPEE between two mirrored spikes on the left and right. At the bottom of the coin the year can be found in small text, which will be 1954 or 1955. When we look at the legend at the top of the coin the value is shown in Hindi, चार रुपया (Ok caTaaI rupayā). At the bottom of the coin a mint mark may be found.

The Back

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) back

The back of this Quarter Rupee coin features the Indian Coat of arms which was an Asoka lion pedestal between 2 arcs. The legend on the back of the coin featured the state name “GOVERNMENT OF INDIA”.

Mint houses: (mint mark)
(b) diamond, (Bombay) Mumbai, मुंबई
(c) none, (Calcutta) Kolkata, কলকাতা

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Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms)

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) group

The Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) coin was part of the Pre Decimal series of India. The coin was minted by the India Government Mint, Kolkata, India | India Government Mint, Mumbai, India between the years 1954 and 1956. The coin itself was made of Nickel and had a reeded grained edge. This circular coin had a raised undecorated rim. It weighed 2.73 grams, and had a diameter of 19mm. The known mintage of the Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) coin is 55,277,000

The Front

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms)

The front of this Quarter Rupee coin features the coin value 1/4 RUPEE between two mirrored spikes on the left and right. At the bottom of the coin the year can be found in small text, which will be 1954 or 1955. When we look at the legend at the top of the coin the value is shown in Hindi, चार रुपया (Ok caTaaI rupayā). At the bottom of the coin a mint mark may be found.

The Back

Quarter Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) back

The back of this Quarter Rupee coin features the Indian Coat of arms which was an Asoka lion pedestal between 2 arcs. The legend on the back of the coin featured the state name “GOVERNMENT OF INDIA”.

Mint houses: (mint mark)
(b) diamond, (Bombay) Mumbai, मुंबई
(c) none, (Calcutta) Kolkata, কলকাতা

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Quarter Rupee Coin Values

 

 

Date Denom Mintage VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1950(B) 1/4 Rupee 1950-1951 7,650,000 $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00
1950(B) Proof 1/4 Rupee 1950-1951 unknown $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $225.00
1950(C) 1/4 Rupee 1950-1951 7,800,000 $2.00 $5.00 $0.00 $10.00 $25.00 $0.00
1951(B) 1/4 Rupee 1950-1951 41,439,000 $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00
1951(C) 1/4 Rupee 1950-1951 13,500,000 $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00

 

Date Denom Mintage VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1954(B) Proof 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) unknown $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $325.00
1954(C) 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) 58,300,000 $4.00 $6.00 $0.00 $10.00 $20.00 $0.00
1955(B) 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Large Year) 57,936,000 $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00

 

 

Date Denom Mintage VF20 XF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 Proof
1954(C) 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) unknown $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00
1955(C) 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) 28,900,000 $1.00 $2.50 $0.00 $4.00 $10.00 $0.00
1956(C) 1/4 Rupee 1954-1955 (Small Arms) 22,000,000 $2.00 $4.00 $0.00 $6.00 $15.00 $0.00

 

Our external information sources for this post came from the below sources.

https://www.ngccoin.com/

https://www.rbi.org.in/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Government_Mint

 

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