If you like collecting coins and you spend most of your time in this amazing hobby, then you must have come across Indian silver coins. Indian silver coins are very much in demand nowadays because of the fact that these coins are available for a cheaper price as compared to gold coins.

So, most of the numismatics prefer spending their hard-earned money on these, thereby building a broader portfolio. If you want to make your portfolio one of the best ones, then you must add one or more coins from the below mentioned three Indian silver coin categories. These coins will certainly be the best collection options for your portfolio:

– British India half rupee: The British India series of coins consists of numerous varieties as the British ruled India for an approximate period of 90 years. Starting from King William to King George VI, there were various coins that were minted in India. Among these coins, the half rupee silver coins have gained a lot of popularity. This is because less of these coins were minted. Moreover, purchasing fractions is a lot more costly than the rupee variety.

– British India Lakhi: Lakhi means brokerage or error coins. Usually, when an error coin is minted, the particular mint destroys it, but many of them manage to escape the melting pot. These defective specimens are a lot in demand among collectors. There are various collectors who spend their life in collecting these errors. The Lakhi coin is one that is found with a normal design on one side and the same design is incused on the reverse side of the coin. Adding a Lakhi to your collection will certainly make your portfolio attractive, as there are very few British India Lakhi coins that have escaped being destroyed.

– Republic India proof coins: Proof coins are usually issued in sets by the Government of India. The set contains all of the coins to be issued in a particular year and series with mirror like luster. This set is specially packed and is much costlier than the uncirculated coins. Distinguishing between an uncirculated and a proof set sometimes becomes difficult and so the best way to distinguish them is by checking the special mint mark that is always put under the date on the reverse side of the proof set.

Hence, if you want to make your portfolio all the more attractive, then do not forget to add these coins to your collection.



Source by Richard Rosenhaft