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Comptroller and Auditor General of India coin set booking

Kolkata mint has announced the booking of Comptroller and Auditor General of India 2 coins (Rs 150 & Rs 5) set. The proof set is priced at Rs 4291/- and UNC set is priced Rs 3857/-. The booking will be done between May 28, 2012 until July 28, 2012.

Delivery of the coins will start 8 months after closure of the booking. The mint has also started rebooking for Income Tax – 150 Years of Building India as well.

The mint will also start over the counter sale of Comptroller & Auditor General of India set, Mother Teresa Birth Centenary set and Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary set from May 28, 2012. There will be some premium and bank charges applicable for the counter sale. Also it will be subject to availability.

Details can be found at http://igmkolkata.spmcil.com

1973 Proof set grow more food 9 coins

1973 Proof set of “Grow more food” was issued by Bombay mint. The set contains the rare 1 rupee coins of 1973. This set consists of 9 coins.

1973 proof set grow more food 9 coins

If you wish to purchase this 9 coin 1973 proof set, please contact us via the website.

1972 proof set: 25th Anniversary of Independence

In 1972, Republic of India issued a new proof set marking the 25th anniversary of Republic of India. The proof set consists of 9 coins. It contains the 1972 1 rupee coin which is considered rare. As a result, almost 70% of the set value is due to the 1 rupee coin.

This proof set was minted in Bombay mint. If you wish to purchase this set, please contact us through the website.

Coin booking: IG mint Kolkata

IG Mint kolkata has started booking for the following coin sets.

Mother Teresa Proof & Unc set

Rabindranath Tagore Proof & Unc set


LOUIS BRAILLE 2 rupees Proof coin set. Following advertisement was posted in leading newspapers today.

You can book the coins at http://igmkolkata.spmcil.com/SPMCIL/Interface/SellableProducts.aspx

Ter-Centenary of Gur-Ta-Gaddi 10 rupees UNC set

Hyderabad Mint released 10 rupees UNC set (un-circulated set) of Ter Centenary of Gur ta Gaddi of Shri Guru Granth Sahib in 2008. The set consists of 1 coin of Rupees ten.

gur-ta-gaddi 10 rupees unc coin

gur-ta-gaddi reverse unc coin

We are currently selling this set for Rs 1,000/- + shipping & handling charges. We ship throughout India. We do not offer International shipping. Please contact us if you wish to purchase Ter-centenary of gur-ta-gaddi UNC set of Rs 10.

Mahatma Gandhi 1969 Proof set

Mahatma Gandhi Proof Set cover 1969

Mahatma Gandhi proof set of 1969 was issued by the Bombay mint. It consisted of 9 coins from 1 paisa to 10 rupees.

Mahatma gandhi 1969 proof set

This set is considered rare.

If you wish to purchase this set, please contact us via the website with an offer price.

1964 Jawaharlal Nehru Proof Set

Jawaharlal Nehru 1964 Proof Set

This two coin set was released by Bombay Mint in both Proof and Unc sets. It consists of 1 Rupee and 50 paise coins. The mint mark below the year is a diamond. The set was released in a black rexin box. The UNC set was released in a card board pack.

Jawaharlal Nehru 1 coin proof set 1964

This one coin VVIP set was released by Bombay mint. It consists of a 50 paise coin.

If you wish to purchase the 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru Proof sets, please contact us via the contact link with your offer price. Please note: We may not respond to offers without price or to offers with a very low offer price.

Republic of india 1954 proof set

Republic of India 1954 proof set

This set consists of 7 coins. The set was minted in 1954 by the Bombay Mint.

If you wish to purchase this set, please contact us using the “Contact Us” link on the top menu of the website.

Proof coins vs Uncirculated coins

As a coin collector, it is important to know the difference between uncirculated and proof coins. As the name suggests, uncirculated coins are just that – uncirculated. They are of the same quality as circulated coins. The only difference being they have never been circulated in the market publicly. They may be packed in a sealed mint case and provided with a certificate. If preserved correctly, there should not be any visible scratches or marks on an uncirculated coin.

Proof coins on the other hand are of much higher quality than an uncirculated coins. They are specially minted to be a collector’s item and are never circulated in the market. Originally proof coins were used as a specimen coins. Before minting a new coin, few proof sets were prepared for approval by the King or the government. Later these sets were auctioned or sold off to collectors. About 200 years ago, these sets started attracting more and more attention. As a results many mints started minting proof sets for collectors.

In order to understand the difference between proof coins and uncirculated coins, it is important to know the process of coin minting. Coins are minted using a die that is struck on a metal base (usually round). Generally two dies strike a coin base on two faces (front face- obverse and back face- reverse).

A proof coin’s die is treated with special chemicals. The high points in the die are treated with acids where as the background (base) of the die is polished to give it a mirror like look. This gives a mirror finish to the proof coin in the base and a matt finish to the raise part of the coin face. Also proof coins are generally struck twice or more times to make sure that even the smallest elements of the design are clearly visible. Generally Proof coins production is manually handled i.e. they are fed into the machine for strike and then removed from the machine manually. Each proof coin is manually inspected before being packed. This results in a 99% flawless coin.

Although it is natural to assume that proof coins are more expensive compared to uncirculated coins, it may not be the case all the time. Proof coins also have a special mint marks to suggest they are proof coins.