The first picture presents 1 rupee coins. First 1 rupee coin (all coins described from the left hand side) is from year 1998. This coin had at least some fine print work. When you compare it with others, you can at least say that it is bit heavy and had better print work on it. Next coin is of year 2000. Next to that is year 2008 coin. Just in 10 years time the 1 rupee coin has lost all its quality of weight and fine print. This coin is very light because government's cost of buying metal for its mint has gone up due to inflation, so they are using inferior quality metal. And it has no fine prints. Just a thumb (actually government is showing a thumb to all of us that look we are fooling you and you can't do anything!!!). Real shock is the latest 2011 coin, the last one. Compared to other past coins this coin is absolutely small; actually half size (compare the size in picture)! It has lost all the weight too. This is government debasement at full speed people.
|1 Rupee Coins (Various Years)|
|5 Rupee Coins (Various Years)|
|2 Rupee Coins (Various Years)|
To describe this grim situation of government inflation, I will end by saying, as brilliant Murray Rothbard said, what has government done to our money?!