India 1971(b) 20 paise
This specimen was part of lot 32814 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $152.75. The catalog description noted, "Republic Lot of Nine Coins UNC, Many are FAO issues. many are silver. Most promote food and shelter for all." The Indian government became an enthusiastic supporter of the F.A.O. program and issued many F.A.O. coins in the 1970's. This type was minted at the Bombay mint 1970-71; the type was also issued from the Calcutta mint.
Recorded mintage: 4,375 proofs.
Specification: 4.45 g, aluminum-bronze.
Catalog reference: KM 43.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.