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Offline Rabi_R

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Discussion: Why no proofs for definitive coins from 1979?
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:48:26 PM »
Indian mints have stopped striking proofs of definitive coins since 1968. Why shouldn't India have year sets? I think there is a large enough market for Indian proof coins, both nationally and internationally.

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 09:10:11 PM »
They did?  I have some very nice Indian proof sets from 1969 through 1974, Birth Centennial of Mahatma Gandhi (1969) and 25th Anniversary of Independence (1972) are just two of the better sets with large silver coins, too! :)
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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 09:16:27 PM »
They did?  I have some very nice Indian proof sets from 1969 through 1974, Birth Centennial of Mahatma Gandhi (1969) and 25th Anniversary of Independence (1972) are just two of the better sets with large silver coins, too! :)
Those two are commemoratives. I too have the 25th Anniversary 10 Rs coin. I am talking about the regular definitive issues.

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 09:24:04 PM »
The proof sets have all the definitive coins, as well as the commemoratives.
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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 10:18:35 PM »
For the Independence Anniversary coin, there were two proof sets, 10 Rs +50p and single 10 Rs. A 10 coins 1972 set is being sold at eBay,. I don't know about it.

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 03:01:03 AM »
Upto the year 1979, the commemorative proof set's had definitive coins struck as proof by Bombay mint with B mark.

This was stopped from the 1980 set, and proof have not been struck for definitive coins since then.

The reason is unclear. Even the new definitive coinage in 2010 only had UNC strike and not proof
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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 01:18:12 AM »
As @dheer says, these were struck till 1979. I wonder why they stopped doing it after this date. Maybe they were minting development related coin sets and included the definitive ones with them and stopped the series after that. There was quite a demand for these sets and the ones from 1970-1979 are still amongst my favorites. There was one UNC (PL finish) set produced for the new coinage in 2011 and the coins are really nice looking. They should have produced them in proof format...would have been a treat for the eyes. The 2011 set is my favorite amongst the 21st century ones.

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 04:57:49 AM »
I wish we had like buttons in this forum, so that i could have liked your comment  :). I don't see any plausible reason for not producing collector packs of regular definitive coins, need not be proofs, UNCs would  suffice.

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 06:27:11 AM »
Dear Friends

Till late 1970s, Bombay mint issued proof versions of the then prevailing definitive coins as a part of commemorative proof sets.

I think decision was taken to remove proof versions of definitive to curtail costs.

However, in 2011, Mumbai Mint issued a low cost unc version of definitive coins when new coinage series were started.

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 06:41:34 AM by kansal888 »

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 10:00:46 AM »
I wish we had like buttons in this forum

We do. Look below the row of smileys. There's a button laballed [more]. Click it and ...  :like:

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Re: Why no proofs for definitive coins?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »
We do. Look below the row of smileys. There's a button laballed [more]. Click it and ...  :like:

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