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Indian rupee (par)


Name: Indian rupee (par)
Defn: 192p=16a=1r
Symbol: ₹
Code:
Desc:
First year: 1852
Last year: 1957
Units of money:
pie p 1
anna a 12
rupee r 192

Users of this currency: Aden (37 stamps, 1937-1949), Kathiri State of Seiyun (19 stamps, 1942-1949), Quaiti State in Hadhramaut (20 stamps, 1942-1949), Bahrain (101 stamps, 1933-1956), British East Africa (113 stamps, 1890-1898), China offices in Tibet (11 stamps, 1911), East Africa & Uganda Protectorates (34 stamps, 1903-1918), French offices in Zanzibar (67 stamps, 1893-1904), India (448 stamps, 1852-1956), ICC, Cambodia (5 stamps, 1954), ICC, Laos (5 stamps, 1954), ICC, Viet Nam (5 stamps, 1954), Alwar (4 stamps, 1877-1899), Bamra (25 stamps, 1888-1893), Barwani (32 stamps, 1921-1938), Bhopal (51 stamps, 1876-1932), Bhor (3 stamps, 1879-1901), Bijawar (15 stamps, 1935-1937), Bundi (51 stamps, 1894-1947), Bussahir (30 stamps, 1895-1900), Chamba (180 stamps, 1886-1948), Charkhari (43 stamps, 1894-1943), Cochin (145 stamps, 1911-1950), Dhar (9 stamps, 1897-1898), Duttia (27 stamps, 1893-1916), Faridkot (21 stamps, 1886-1900), Gwalior (194 stamps, 1885-1949), Hyderabad (55 stamps, 1869-1949), Idar (6 stamps, 1939-1944), Indore (40 stamps, 1886-1941), Jaipur (62 stamps, 1904-1947), Jammu & Kashmir (35 stamps, 1878-1886), Jammu (33 stamps, 1866-1877), Kashmir (14 stamps, 1866-1867), Jasdan (1 stamp, 1942), Jhalawar (2 stamps, 1887), Jind (207 stamps, 1874-1945), Kishangarh (47 stamps, 1899-1928), Las Bela (10 stamps, 1897-1904), Morvi (17 stamps, 1931-1935), Nabha (151 stamps, 1885-1946), Nandgaon (8 stamps, 1892-1893), Orchha (22 stamps, 1913-1939), Patiala (186 stamps, 1884-1947), Poonch (16 stamps, 1876-1884), Rajasthan (54 stamps, 1949), Rajpeepla (3 stamps, 1880), Sirmoor (33 stamps, 1879-1899), Soruth (27 stamps, 1864-1937), TravancoreCochin (10 stamps, 1949-1950), Wadhwan (3 stamps, 1888-1889), Iraq (65 stamps, 1923-1931), Kuwait (116 stamps, 1923-1956), Mesopotamia (53 stamps, 1917-1922), Oman (65 stamps, 1944-1957), Bahawalpur (58 stamps, 1945-1949), Somaliland Protectorate (130 stamps, 1903-1949), Uganda (24 stamps, 1896-1902), Zanzibar (88 stamps, 1895-1904), unknown forger (1 stamp, 1900)

Denominations used in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
0 0  
10c 0  
15c 0  
1fr 0  
20c 0  
25c 0  
2fr 0  
30c 0  
40c 0  
50c 0  
5c 0  
5fr 0  
1/2p 5   Wadhwan 1888 blk d=arms (1888) paper=thin ... unknown forger 1900 blk d=arms of Wadhwan var=forgery
1p 12   Sirmoor 1879 bl d=letters ... Charkhari 1943 grn d=crossed swords var=larger
2p 17   Cochin 1911 brn issue=1911 d=Varma I ... TravancoreCochin 1950 rosecar issue=1950 d=shell
1/4a 101   Kashmir 1867 blk ... Rajasthan 1949 blgrn issue=1949a var=xyz ovpt=box oc=blk on=issuer=Bundi-1/4a-blgrn
= 3p 125   Sirmoor 1885 brn d=Raja Shamshere Prakash ... India 1/26/1955 roselil issue=1955 d=tractor (1955)
4p 19   Cochin 1911 grn issue=1911 d=Varma I ... TravancoreCochin 1950 ultra issue=1950 d=palm trees
1/2a 384   India 7/1/1852 wht d=East India company arms ... Kuwait 5/1956 ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1/2d
= 6p 36   Poonch 1876 red ... India 1/26/1955 dpvio issue=1955 d=power looms
8p 13   India 1860 lil d=Queen Victoria (1860 8p) ... Hyderabad 1934 grn issue=1934 official
3/4a 6   Orchha 1939 d=Maharaja of Orchha ... Rajasthan 1949 issue=1949c
= 9p 80   India 1874 lil issue=1873 d=Queen Victoria (1874 India 9p) ... India 1/26/1955 orgbrn issue=1955 d=bullock irrigation pump
10p 5   Cochin 1918 issue=1918 official ... Cochin 1929 issue=1929 official
1a 432   India 1854 red d=Queen Victoria (1854 India) ... Oman 3/4/1957 ultra issue=1955 ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1p
1 1/4a 4   Indore 1928 grn d=Holkar XIV ... Indore 1941 yelgrn d=Holkar XIV 1941
= 1a3p 23   Patiala 1927 pur issue=1927 official ... Nabha 1944 bis issue=1942b d=King George VI (1941 b) ovpt=NABHA oc=blk on=issuer=India-1941-1a3p
1a4p 1   Hyderabad 1947 dkgrn issue=1947
1 1/2a 82   French offices in Zanzibar 1896 bl issue=1893 d=Peace & Commerce var=N under U ovpt=1 1/2//ANNA oc=blk on=issuer=France-15c-bl-Peace & Commerce-paper=plain paper=plain ... Kuwait 5/1956 ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1 1/2p
= 1a6p 11   India 1/1882 bisbrn dt=Empress Victoria d=Queen Victoria (1882 India 1a6p) ... Cochin 1933 issue=1933 official India unissued
1a8p 1   Cochin 1933 issue=1933 d=Varma III
1a9p 1   Cochin 1944 issue=1944d
2a 330   India 1854 grn d=Queen Victoria (1854 India 2a) ... India 7/23/1956 orgbrn d=Bal Gangadhar Tilak
2 1/4a 5   Cochin 1918 yelgrn issue=1918 d=Varma II ... Cochin 1949 issue=1949b
2 1/2a 100   British East Africa 1890 blk&yel issue=1890c imperf d=crown over Sun ... Oman 6/8/1956 scar issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding b) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-2 1/2d
= 2a6p 37   India 1892 grn d=Queen Victoria (1892 India 2a6p) ... Nabha 1938 pur issue=1938 d=Dak bullock cart & King George VI ovpt=NABHA STATE oc=blk on=issuer=India-1937-2a6p
3a 166   Hyderabad 1871 yelbrn issue=1871b ... Oman 2/3/1957 dkpur issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding b) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-3d
3a4p 3   Cochin 1933 issue=1933 d=Varma III ... Cochin 1948 issue=1948
3 1/2a 19   Indore 1928 dlvio d=Holkar XIV ... India 1/26/1950 ultra issue=republic d=quill pen & inkwell
= 3a6p 9   India 4/22/1932 dpbl d=King George V with Indian emperors crown ... Bahrain 7/1938 ultra issue=1938 d=Dak camel & King George VI ovpt=BAHRAIN oc=blk on=issuer=India-3a6p-ultra-King George VI
4a 264   India 1854 red&bl d=Queen Victoria (1854 India 4a) ... Oman 12/9/1956 ultra issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding c) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-4d
4 1/2a 12   British East Africa 1890 dlvio issue=1890c imperf d=crown over Sun ... India 10/1/1952 redvio issue=saints & poets d=Ghalib
= 4a6p 1   India 1/1882 grn dt=Empress Victoria d=Queen Victoria (1882 India 4a6p)
5a 24   French offices in Zanzibar 12/1893 car pc=rose issue=1893 d=Peace & Commerce var=N under U ovpt=5//ANNAS oc=blk on=issuer=France-50c-car-Peace & Commerce ... French offices in Zanzibar 7/22/1904|50c brn pc=bis issue=1904a d=Peace & Commerce var=N under U oc=blk on=issue=1897a-3a
6a 106   India 6/28/1866 vio d=Queen Victoria (1866 6a) var=POSTAGE 2.5mm ... Oman 2/10/1957 lilrose issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding d) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-6p
6a8p 4   India 1866 sl issue=1866 d=Queen Victoria (1866 India 6a8p) ... Cochin 1933 issue=1933 d=Varma III
7 1/2a 11   British East Africa 11/1/1894 car d=crown over Sun oc=blk on=1r-car ... Zanzibar 6/8/1904 vio issue=1904 d=monogram of Sultan Ali bin Hamud
8a 196   India 1855 rose issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India) ... India 1/26/1955 dpbl issue=1955 d=Chittaranjan locomotive works
9a 1   Nabha 4/10/1940 grn issue=1940 official
10a 11   French offices in Zanzibar 12/1893 brnzgrn issue=1893 d=Peace & Commerce ovpt=10//ANNAS oc=blk on=issuer=France-1fr-brnzgrn-Peace & Commerce ... India 1/26/1955 aqua issue=1955 d=plane over Bombay
12a 104   Hyderabad 1871 bl issue=1871b ... Kuwait 5/1956 ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1sh3p
14a 9   India 10/15/1940 rosevio issue=1937 d=mail plane ... India 5/24/1956 orgred issue=Buddha 2500th d=ornament&tree
1r 210   India 1874 sl issue=1873 d=Queen Victoria (1874 India 1r) ... Oman 8/2/1956 dkbl issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding f) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1sh6p
1r2a 1   India 1/26/1955 gray issue=1955 d=plane over Cape Comorin
20a 2   French offices in Zanzibar 1900 brn issue=1897a d=Peace & Commerce var=N under B ovpt=value//ZANZIBAR oc=blk on=issuer=France-2fr-brn-Peace & Commerce, French offices in Zanzibar 1902 issue=1902 oc=blk on=2fr-unissued
1 1/2r 2   Cochin 1913 issue=1913 official, Cochin 1918 issue=1918 official
= 1r8a 1   India 1/26/1955 cl issue=1955 d=plane over Kanchenjunga Mtns
2r 108   British East Africa 10/1890 red issue=1890b d=crown over Sun ... Kuwait 9/23/1955 dkbrn d=Carrickfergus Castle & Queen Elizabeth II ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1955-2sh6p
3r 27   British East Africa 10/1890 grayvio issue=1890b d=crown over Sun ... Somaliland Protectorate 4/22/1942 ultra issue=1942 d=George VI full face & map of Somaliland
50a 3   French offices in Zanzibar 1896 redlil issue=1893 d=Peace & Commerce var=N under U ovpt=50//ANNAS oc=blk on=issuer=France-5fr-redlil-Peace & Commerce ... French offices in Zanzibar 1902 issue=1902 oc=blk on=5fr-unissued
4r 9   British East Africa 10/1890 bl issue=1890b d=crown over Sun ... Zanzibar 6/8/1904 issue=1904 d=monogram large
5r 102   British East Africa 10/1890 graygrn issue=1890b d=crown over Sun ... Oman 3/1/1957 crim issue=1955 d=Caernarvon Castle & Queen Elizabeth II ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1955-5sh
10r 55   British East Africa 1898 bis d=Queen Victoria & British lions larger ... Kuwait 9/23/1955 ultra ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-10sh-ultra
15r 22   India 1909 issue=1909 official d=On HMS overprint on King Edward VII ... India 8/15/1949 dpcar&dkbrn issue=1949 d=Satrunjaya Temple, Palitana
20r 4   British East Africa 1898 yelgrn d=Queen Victoria & British lions larger ... East Africa & Uganda Protectorates 1918 bl&vio pc=ltbl issue=1912
25r 18   India 1909 ultra&orgbrn issue=1902 d=King Edward VII (1902 India r) ... Gwalior 1948 dkvio&blvio issue=1941 d=King George VI & elephants ovpt=GWALIOR//(hindi)(1933) oc=blk on=issuer=India-1937-25r
50r 3   British East Africa 1898 lil d=Queen Victoria & British lions larger ... East Africa & Uganda Protectorates 1904 orgbrn&blk d=King Edward VII (1903 laurel & oak b)

Used by 3337 stamps: (See all uses as list)
India 7/1/1852 1/2a wht d=East India company arms
India 7/1/1852 1/2a bl d=East India company arms
India 7/1/1852 1/2a red d=East India company arms
India 1854 1/2a bl d=Queen Victoria (1854 India) wmk=arms in sheet
India 1854 1/2a red d=Queen Victoria (1854 India) wmk=arms in sheet
India 1854 1a red d=Queen Victoria (1854 India) wmk=arms in sheet
India 1854 2a grn d=Queen Victoria (1854 India 2a) wmk=arms in sheet
India 1854 4a red&bl d=Queen Victoria (1854 India 4a) wmk=arms in sheet
India 1855 1a red d=Queen Victoria (1854 India) var=redrawn wmk=arms in sheet
India 1855 1/2a bl issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 1a brn issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 2a yelgrn issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 4a blk issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 4a blk pc=bl issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 8a rose issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1855 8a rose pc=bl issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 12/1857 2a buff issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1860 8p lil d=Queen Victoria (1860 8p)
India 1860 8p lil pc=bl d=Queen Victoria (1860 8p)
India 4/1860 2a dlrose issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
India 1864 4a grn issue=1855 d=Queen Victoria (1855 India)
Soruth 1864 1a blk imperf
India 1865 1/2a bl d=Queen Victoria (1855 India) wmk=elephant head
India 1865 8p lil d=Queen Victoria (1860 8p) wmk=elephant head
India 1865 1a brn d=Queen Victoria (1855 India) wmk=elephant head
... skipping 3287 ...
Bahrain 1956 6a lilrose d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding d) ovpt=BAHRAIN oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-6p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Bahrain 1956 12a dkgrn d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding g) ovpt=BAHRAIN oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1sh3p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Bahrain 1956 1r dkbl d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding f) ovpt=BAHRAIN oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1sh6p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 1956 1 1/2a dpgrn issue=1955 ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1 1/2p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Kuwait 5/1956 1/2a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1/2d
Kuwait 5/1956 1a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1p
Kuwait 5/1956 1 1/2a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1 1/2p
Kuwait 5/1956 2a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-2p
Kuwait 5/1956 2 1/2a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-2 1/2d
Kuwait 5/1956 4a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-4d
Kuwait 5/1956 6a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-6p
Kuwait 5/1956 12a ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1sh3p
Kuwait 5/1956 1r ovpt=KUWAIT oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1sh6p
India 5/24/1956 2a brn issue=Buddha 2500th d=Bodhi Tree wmk=mult stars
India 5/24/1956 14a orgred issue=Buddha 2500th d=ornament&tree wmk=mult stars
Oman 6/8/1956 2a redbrn issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding a) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-2p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 6/8/1956 2 1/2a scar issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding b) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-2 1/2d wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
India 7/23/1956 2a orgbrn d=Bal Gangadhar Tilak wmk=mult stars
Oman 8/2/1956 1r dkbl issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding f) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1sh6p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 12/9/1956 4a ultra issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding c) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-4d wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 2/3/1957 3a dkpur issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding b) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-3d wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 2/10/1957 6a lilrose issue=1955 d=Queen Elizabeth II (Wilding d) ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-6p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
Oman 3/1/1957 5r crim issue=1955 d=Caernarvon Castle & Queen Elizabeth II ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-1955-5sh wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R perf=11x11.75
Oman 3/4/1957 1a ultra issue=1955 ovpt=value oc=blk on=issuer=Great Britain-issue=1955-1p wmk=St Edwards crown & E2R
India military 1a6p wmk=star unissued

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