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THE FAKE COINS OF INDIA


To cheat gullible coin collectors of both India and abroad some unscrupulous persons are in the habit of producing fake coins and advertising about those in various websites,demanding huge amount for each coin. Actually these coins are never minted by any of the Indian mints for circulation. The purpose of this article is to aware my fellow coin collector friends about those fakes, so that they may not be fooled by those idiotic advertisement.


As I am not in possession of any of the fakes, all the pictures presented are

collected from internet and I apologize for using those without the permission of the advertisers.


Indira Gandhi, Issue:

After the sad death of Srimati Indira Gandhi, the former Prime minister of India, 2 circulating coins were issued in the denomination

of 50 paisa and 5 rupees. No mint in India issued a coin in the denomination of 1 rupee. See the
following fake coins.



The Original coins issued:






The Fake Issues


Indira Gandhi 1 rupee coin with a “C”


Indira Gandhi 1 rupee fake coin with a “Rudrakshya Mala” & with legend “OM RUDRAYA NAMAH”



Another Indira Gandhi 1 rupee fake coin









Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Issue


In 1990, India issued a 1 rupee coin to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, the chief artitect in framing the Constitution of India.


The Original coins issued:




The Fake Issues



Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, 2 rupee fake coin. His effigy appears to be same as that on the 1 rupee original coin. This coin appears to be a MULE coin with Ambedkar obv and National Integration rev.


Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, 2 rupee fake coin. His effigy doesn’t appear to be same as that on the 1 rupee coin.


Fisheries, Issue

A 50 paisa coin was issued for general circulation in 1986 on the 6th World Food Day.


The Original coins issued:




The Fake Issues



No Government mint in India issued 1 rupee Fisheries coin.



Small family Happy Family Issue


To emphasize the need of Population Control, a 2 rupees coin was issued in the year 1993,with the legend “SMALLFAMILY HAPPY FAMILY”.


The Original coins issued:





The Fake Issues



SUBHAS BOSE, Issue:


In 1997, India issued a 2 rupee coin to commemorate the birth centenary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a great patriot. Though the Kolkata mint wrongly issued this coin in 1996, no 1 rupee coin was issued by any mint.


The Original coins issued:




The Fake Issues



Compare the face & the cap of Netaji on this fake coin with the face & the cap
of Netaji on the original coin. Again mark the spelling of surname on this fake
coin. It is “BOS” not “BOSE”



SUN WITH LOTUS, 20 PAISA COIN Issue:


On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations, in 1970,
India issued, two coins in the denomination of 20 paisa and 10 rupees, for general circulation. Again India reissued the same two coins in the year 1971, but this time only as Proof or uncirculated specimens.


The Original 20 paisa coins (issue of 1970 for general circulation)




The Fake Issues


SUN WITH LOTUS, 20 PAISA COIN, 1971




Only proof and uncirculated coins were issued for this year. Does this coin specimen look like a proof or uncirculated coin?



SUN WITH LOTUS, 20 PAISA COIN, 1972



No mint in India issued such coins in 1972. Mark the poor quality of this
coin.







50 paisa Rhino issue:


The Original 50 paisa coin issued:



50 paisa Ferrite Stainless Steel coins were issued in India in1988. Its obverse had map of India with the Parliament house in front and its reverse
had lion capital and denomination.


The Original 25 paisa coin issued:



Again 25 paisa Ferrite Stainless Steel coins were issued in India in1988. Its obverse had an one horned Indian Rhinocerous and its reverse had lion capital and denomination


The Fake Issues


Mark these 3 fake coins. These show rhinoceros picture on one side and
50 paise denomination on the other side.

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Comment by Neeraj on October 20, 2010 at 3:37am
This is a very good thread. Great information is getting collated in such articles. I believe, the websites from where you have borrowed the images should not mind it since you are doing a great job by creating awareness of the fake coin industry.
Comment by Balakrushna Kar on October 20, 2010 at 5:32am
Niraj,
Thanks for your comments. It encourages to collect the pictures of other fake coins being sold in some auction sites. You may visit my blog "http://beekar-the-numismatist.blogspot.com" to see some of my collections. Thank you again.
Comment by Neeraj on October 20, 2010 at 6:14am
Sure Sir!
Comment by Chander Shekhar Patney on January 1, 2011 at 6:48am
I have also got Rs 5 State Bank of India (FSS) Fake Steel coin  Circulation
Comment by Balakrushna Kar on January 1, 2011 at 9:10am

Dear Patney,

Today for the first time I heard about Rs 5 State Bank of India (FSS) Fake Steel coins. I have neither seen that fake coin nor have those in my collections. If you have more pieces of that variety, I will be glad to get a specimen from you. if you are ready to part with. Thank you for the information. You may send me the photograph of this fake coin (if you no spares to send) so that I will post its picture in my blog with due acknowledgement to your contribution. Thank you.

Comment by Chander Shekhar Patney on January 2, 2011 at 5:45am

Dear Balakrushna Kar,

I will try, but I do not Scanner with my Computer, try to take photograph with Mobile Camera, Rs 5 Coin (FSS) of 2007 and 2008 was the most easily Forged Coin because the Forger used Iron and Steel Polish in Stead of Steal in Original Coin. I you carefully see you coins of 2007 and 2008, you will easily find Forged Rs 5 Coin in Steel.    

Comment by Chander Shekhar Patney on January 2, 2011 at 5:53am
One Rupee Indira Gandhi has been most forget coin of the Century, Once I had seen about five years back, One Rupee Coin of Indira Gandhi in which the forger had carefully cut a one rupee commemorative coin of Cupro-nickel and carefully insert a 50 paise coin of Indira Gandhi Inside it. To Make it look a 100% Original Coin
Comment by Balakrushna Kar on January 2, 2011 at 8:44am

Dear Patney ji,

Many thanks for your information on the process of producing 1 rupee forged Indira Gandhi coins. As I have not been able to physically see that forged coin I am ignorant about this.

Now about the forged 5 rupee steel coins of 2007 and 2008. Though I have been able to collect more than 50 pieces of that variety I have not yet come acroos any forged specimen. Probably such specimens have not arrived in my state Orissa.

Comment by piyush siha on January 3, 2011 at 11:32am
sir, i wanted to know whether any 25 paise coin 1971 was ever issued?
Comment by Balakrushna Kar on January 3, 2011 at 11:56am
According to the informations stated in the book "Coins of India" by D. Chakravarty of Kolkata, minting of 25 paise coin in cupro nickel was started in the year 1972. No where he mentions about any 25 paise coin of 1971. 

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