5 Paise "Happy Child - Nation's Pride Gem Unc Coin
1979- INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD (HAPPY CHILD – NATION’S PRIDE) ISSUE:
To focus an attention towards implementation of various National and International programs for the
welfare of the children of this world, UNO proclaimed the year 1979 as the “INTERNATIONAL YEAR
OF THE CHILD”.
The slogan adopted by India for the “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD” is “HAPPY CHILD –
NATION’S PRIDE”. To commemorate this occasion India issued this coin for general circulation ON 5 th
March, 1979. Out of the other 3 coins issued on the same there, the 10 paise coin was issued for
general circulation and the 10 rupees coins were issues as uncirculated/ proof specimens.
OBSERVE: The observe of this coin features a Slate(emphasizing education) enclosed by a circle. On
the top of the slate appears a Sun (emphasizing health and strength) and just below it a Boy and a Girl.
This design is surrounded with Olive wreath and ‘1979’ – the year of issue, is inscribed just below. The
legend “HAPPY CHILD – NATION’S PRIDE” in English is inscribed on the bottom half of the
periphery and “Bacche Ki Muskaan- Rashtra Ki Shaan”, in Hindi around the top half of the periphery
REVERSE: The reverse of this coin shows the Ashokan Lion and the Value ‘5’ on the center
diagonally. In English “INDIA” and “PAISE” appear on the right side and in Hindi “Bharat” and
“Paise” appear on the left side.
Minted at: Bombay ©, Calcutta ©, Hyderabad ©
Where © denotes Common, ® denotes Rare, (s) denotes scare.
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Weight: 1.5 gms
Size: 22 mm (Diagonal)
Shape: Square with rounded corners.
Minted in: Bombay(c), Calcutta(c), Hyderabad (c)