Friday, June 20, 2008

Foreign Mint Marks on Coins

Government of India issued many coins minted by foreign mints during times of shortage of coins. Some coins were minted abroad and imported in 1857-58, 1943, 1985, 1997-2002 and these bear the mint marks of their origin. These coins are imported with the approval of Reserve Bank of India. All the coins minted in foreign mints are shown below:-


Foreign Mint Marks on Indian Coins

(a) SEOUL MINT(SOUTH KOREA)-The Seoul mint has a “Five Pointed Star"under the date of the coin but exactly below the first or Last Digits of dates 1985 and 1997.







(b) ROYAL MINT LONDON -The Birmingham Mint has a small dot under the date of the coin but exactly below the First Digit of Date 1985.







(c) HEATON PRESS MINT(U.K)-This Mint has Ornamental/ Decorated Letter "H"under the last digit of the date 1985.






(d) ROYAL CANADIAN MINT, OTTAWA-This Ottawa Mint has a "C" mint mark under the date of the coin.









(e) MEXICO MINT(OESCHGER MASDACH & Co.)-The Mexico City Mint has an mint mark of "M beneath O under " under the date of the coin.







(f) MOSCOW MINT – This mint has a mint mark of MMD in oval below the date of the coin.eg 2 rupee & 5 rupee(2000 A.D)






(g) KREMNCA MINT (SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC): Has mint mark of MK in circle below the date of the coin on rupee 1998-2000.






(h) PRETORIA MINT(SOUTH AFRICA MINT Co. pvt ltd) : has "M" under date in 1998 two rupee coin.



(i) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC




15 comments:

beekar said...

Bharat Sir,
The Seoul mint also 2 rupees National integrtion coins in 1998.
The Canada mint also issued 25 paise coins in 1985 and 10 paise steel coins in 1988.
The Kremnca mint also issued 1 rupee coin in 2001.
I request to add these informations.
Thank you.

Jamal said...

Dear Beekar,

Why are you Trying to be Over Smart Please Read it Carefully this is an information about Foreign Mint Marks.

Thanks..

Online Money said...

good information .... thanks

KP said...

Jamalji beekar also mentioned about foreign mint

amit gandotra said...

i also have 1985 coins with the same mint mark.i am ready to sell my coins if i get a good price

Muskan Juneja said...

I have a 1 rupee coin of 1985 heaton press mint
Can u tell me its value?

Rkdm Jamal said...

I HAVE 2 RUPEE COIN OF 1999

COIN LOVER said...

I think you have provided an incomplete informaction. In addition to your description there are 4 coins which Mr Beekar has elaborated should be added. They also contain foreign mint mark.
So please complete your info first and only after then, criticize the others.

COIN LOVER said...

I think you have provided an incomplete informaction. In addition to your description there are 4 coins which Mr Beekar has elaborated should be added. They also contain foreign mint mark.
So please complete your info first and only after then, criticize the others.

Kunal Chatterjee said...
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Kunal Chatterjee said...

Dear Moderator,
I hope you won't mind if I draw your attention to a missing link of Indian coins from another foreign mint i.e., Taigu Mint of Korea (Mint Mark - Star below the first digit of the year)& include the same.

mansoor alam said...

i have this coin and my mo. No is 8687109131

Unknown said...

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Ashwin Bhandari said...

I want to sell my very rare Indian 2rs coin of national integration 1997 which has a *sign just below the last digit of 1997, anyone interested in buying can contact me or whatsapp at my number 9732230076

Unknown said...

I have one rupees and two rupees coin of this type, u want to sale pl call 9890995803