Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Surprisingly simple stuff you probably didn’t know about Re.1


The history of Re.1 has been deeply tied to our nation’s history, one that is definitely worth exploring. Here is everything you need to know about that Re.1 coin and the various changes it went through with the passage of time.

1. The first Re.1 coins were made using just nickel, and then moved to stainless steel. Which gives it that shiny reflection.

The first Re.1 coins simple

Image Courtesy: numimatist.blogspot.com
2. ‘The Three Lions’ were adopted as a symbol of the nation’s strength in 1960. Based on the mighty empire of Ashoka who ushered in a Golden Age for Indian culture.
‘The Three Lions’

Based on the mighty empire

Image Courtesy: numimatist.blogspot.com
3. Jawaharlal Nehru was honoured with this Re.1 coin in 1964.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Image Courtesy: numimatist.blogspot.com
4. The ‘Wheat’ crop was symbolic of the strength of the people and was introduced in 1982.

The 'Wheat' crop

Image Courtesy: GodOfKings.blogspot.com
5. Indira Gandhi had her likeness inscribed on this special Re.1 during the ’80s.
Indira Gandhi


Image Courtesy:worldofcoins.eu
6. Like many other things, there were special coins never released for public use, such as this special Platinum Jubilee coin for the Reserve Bank of India.
Like many other things

special Platinum Jubilee

Image Courtesy: numista.com
7. This Re.1 coin was made as a mark of tribute to the Late Rajiv Gandhi.
This Re.1 coin

Late Rajiv Gandhi

Image Courtesy: numista.com
8. The most recent version of the Re.1 coin has the lotus, a symbol of peace and prosperity.
The most recent

a symbol of peace

Image Courtesy: numista.com
9. Besides being a symbol of good faith, this Re.1 coin also allows the visually impaired to identify the value of the coin.
Besides being a symbol

impaired to identify

Image Courtesy: mostlyeconomics.wordpress.com
10. And finally, here we see the most common form of Re.1 for a great deal of Indian shopkeepers. *giggles*
And finally

great deal of Indian

Image Courtesy: 21food.com

Now that you’ve seen the various phases of Re.1, tell us in the comments which one belonged to your generation. Send us some pics too.


Your email address will not be published.

6 thoughts on “Surprisingly simple stuff you probably didn’t know about Re.1”

  1. Hi there, You’ve performed a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  2. Thank you so much for providing individuals with an extremely splendid possiblity to check tips from this site. It is always so superb and also full of a great time for me personally and my office fellow workers to search the blog no less than three times weekly to find out the fresh issues you have. And indeed, we’re usually contented with the astounding principles you serve. Selected 1 points in this article are really the very best we have had.

  3. I have collection of some old India currency, if u wants this coin and notes . Please contact me on my No.992017236.

related articles

  • entertainment
    11 moments of baby Taimur Ali Khan that melt our heart and made us all go Awww…

    Since the day Baby Nawab is born, he has been the topic of discussion everywhere. He has made all of us fall for his cute little face since Day 1 and .. Read more
  • entertainment
    5 People who went from ‘Nobody to Noteworthy’ overnight!

    Every day is a meme day on the internet. There are so many people out there who have become very famous and blown away the internet. Here are a few of.. Read more
  • entertainment
    When Madhubala made us swoon

    Madhubala’s thousand-watt smile lit up our silver screens. She was part of incredibly successful movies, and some path-breaking ones. Unfortunately,.. Read more
  • entertainment
    Things you didn’t know about Kala Ghoda Festival 2018

    With the intent to preserve and maintain the heritage and district art, Mumbai has come up with its most awaited art event –‘Kala Ghoda Art Festiv.. Read more
  • entertainment
    Five reasons why you should witness the Sunburn Festival at least once in your lifetime

    With a string of renowned international headliners every year, the Sunburn Festival is undoubtedly one of the largestdance music festivals in Asia. If.. Read more
  • entertainment
    Four things you need to know that happened on the sets of Pad Man

    Akshay Kumar is known to be a serial prankster. No film set that he’s on is anything less than lively. The sets of the R Balki-directed Pad Man were.. Read more
  • entertainment
    The Superb artists of #SulaFest2018

    How do you kickstart a year with a party that includes your buddies, good music, food and a camp for your stay? It’s simple, you go to Sula Fest. Wi.. Read more
  • entertainment
    Soumitra Chatterjee’s movies we’d love to watch over and over again

    A leading figure of Bengali cinema. Winner of the Dada Saheb Phalke award (among a slew of other awards). One of the finest actors in the country. On .. Read more
  • entertainment
    Where in the world is Abhishek Bachchan today

    AB Junior, apart from being a star of the Bollywood world, has been doing a lot of other things. Here are a few of them that make him different from o.. Read more

Subscribe to our newsletter

Show us your love by hitting the 'subscribe button'
and we'll send the latest in entertainment, straight to your inbox.