The Rare Coins of the Republic of India
Coins don’t have to be really old, to be prized. Collectors and numismatics enthusiasts will pay through their nose for coins that are rare, no matter when they were minted. Here are 5 of India’s most prized coins. Some of these are commemorative coins, that haven’t been circulated.
1. Mule coins by Patrick Brindley (1949)
In 1949, a set of pattern coins were designed by engraver Patrick Brindley. The Pattern coins are typically minted during a major revamp of the coin’s designs. They are minted so that relevant decision makers get to see the actual coins before the design is adopted and put into general circulation. If their design is rejected, these coins are not put into circulation, and so are referred to as pattern coins.