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Indian rupee collection
Indian rupee collection

The Rupee (₨ or Rs.) (from Sanskrit rupyakam meaning coins of silver) is the common name for the currencies used in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, and the Seychelles; in Indonesia the unit of currency is known as the rupiah and in the Maldives the rufiyah. The Indian rupee and the Pakistani rupee are subdivided into one hundred paise or pice (singular paisa) and the Nepalese rupee can be subdivided into one hundred paisa or pice (both singular and plural) or four Sukas (sing. Suka) or two Mohors (sing. Mohor). RS has different meanings depending on the context: Republika Srpska, one of the two political entities that compose the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Soca, or soul calypso, is a dance music that originated in Trinidad from calypso. ... Rupert Clarke (born September 10, 1975), best known by his stage name Rupee, is a soca musician from Barbados. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... from fr: (name was: roupie_inde. ... from fr: (name was: roupie_inde. ... ISO 4217 Code INR User(s) India Inflation 5. ... Image File history File links Nepal_One_Rupee_obverse. ... Image File history File links Nepal_One_Rupee_obverse. ... ISO 4217 code: NPR Symbol: ₨ 1/100th unit: paisa Introduced in: 1932 Exchange Rates May 2006 USD exchange: 73. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PKR_5000_Front. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PKR_5000_Front. ... The Pakistani rupee (PKR) is the currency of Pakistan. ... Image File history File links LKR50F.jpg‎ Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links LKR50F.jpg‎ Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... ISO 4217 Code LKR User(s) Sri Lanka Inflation rate 11. ... Image File history File links 5000rupiah2001. ... Image File history File links 5000rupiah2001. ... ISO 4217 Code IDR User(s) Indonesia Inflation 6. ... Maldivian Rufiyaa 100 {front side} File links The following pages link to this file: Rufiyah Categories: Currency images ... Maldivian Rufiyaa 100 {front side} File links The following pages link to this file: Rufiyah Categories: Currency images ... ISO 4217 Code MVR User(s) Maldives Inflation 6% Source The World Factbook, 2005 est. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Standard atomic weight 107. ... The 1998-2001 series of rupiah banknotes Rupiah (Rp) is the monetary unit of Indonesia (currency code IDR). ... 100 rufiya currently in use now. ... ISO 4217 Code INR User(s) India Inflation 5. ... The Pakistani rupee (PKR) is the currency of Pakistan. ... A Paisa (pl. ... ISO 4217 code: NPR Symbol: ₨ 1/100th unit: paisa Introduced in: 1932 Exchange Rates May 2006 USD exchange: 73. ... A Paisa (pl. ... Suka is a 17 year old Diclonius girl who will kill you all. ... Mohor (Nepali:मोहोर) is one of the denominations of the Nepalese Rupee. ...

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Etymology

The origin of the word "rupee" is found in the Sanskrit word rūp or rūpā, which means "silver" in many Indo-Aryan languages. The Sanskrit word rūpyakam (Devanagari:रूप्यकम्) means coin of silver. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


Value

The derivative word Rūpaya was used to denote the coin introduced by Sher Shah Suri during his reign from 1540 to 1545 CE. The original Rūpaya was a silver coin weighing 178 grains (11.534 grams) [citation needed]. The coin has been used since then, even during the times of British India, defined as 11.66 grams at 917‰ [1] (that is, silver worth about US$4 at modern prices).[2] In the late 19th century the customary exchange rate was 1 rupee to one shilling and fourpence in British currency, or 1/15 of a pound sterling. Sher Shah Suri Sher Shah Suri (1486 – 1545) (Pashto/Persian: - Å Ä«r-Šāh ṢūrÄ«) also known as Sher Khan and as The Lion King, was founder of the Sur Dynasty of northern Indian rulers. ... A grain is a unit of mass equal to 0. ... Anthem God Save The Queen/King British India, circa 1860 Capital Calcutta (1858-1912), New Delhi (1912-1947) Language(s) Hindi, Urdu, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1877-1901 Victoria  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - January-December 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George... “GBP” redirects here. ...


Valuation of the rupee based on its silver content had severe consequences in the nineteenth century, when the strongest economies in the world were on the gold standard. The discovery of vast quantities of silver in the United States and various European colonies resulted in a decline in the relative value of silver to gold. Suddenly the standard currency of India could not buy as much from the outside world. This development was known as "the fall of the Rupee."


Denomination

Formerly the rupee (11.66 gm, .917 fine silver) was divided into 16 annas, 64 paise, or 192 pies. In Arabia and East Africa the British India rupee was current at various times, including the paisa (spelled pice), and was used as far south as Natal. In Mozambique the British India rupees were overstamped, and in Kenya the British East Africa company minted the rupee and its fractions as well as pice. It was maintained as the florin, using the same standard, until 1920. In Somalia the Italian colonial authority minted 'Rupia' to the exact same standard, and called the pice 'besa'. Early 19th century E.I.C. rupees were used in Australia for a limited period. Decimalisation occurred in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1869, India in 1957 and in Pakistan in 1961. Thus an Indian Rupee is now divided into 100 Paise and so is the Pakistani Rupee. Paise is sometimes referred to as Naya-Paise, meaning the "new-money" in India, a habit continued from when India became independent -- when the new country introduced new currency, people used Naya-Paise to distinguish it from the old currency. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India, whereas in the Pakistan it is controlled by State Bank of Pakistan. The most commonly used symbol for the Rupee is Rs. In most parts of India, the Rupee is known as Rupaye, Rubai, or one of other terms derived from the Sanskrit rupya, meaning silver. However, in the Bengali and Assamese languages, spoken in Assam, Tripura, and West Bengal, the Rupee is known as a Taka, and is written as such on Indian banknotes. These days Rupee currency comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, and 5000 (in Pakistan only). Large denominations of rupees are often counted in lacs or lakhs (100,000) crores (10,000,000) and Arabs (Abja in Marathi) (1 billion). An Anna (Hindustani ana) was a currency unit formerly used in India, equal to 1/16 rupee. ... A Paisa is one-hundredth subdivision of currency, often rupees. ... A Pie was a monetary unit formerly used in India. ... For the system of library classification, see Dewey Decimal Classification. ... A lakh (also spelled lac) is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India, equal to a hundred thousand. ... A crore is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ...


Fictional uses

Rupees are the unit of currency in the Legend of Zelda video game series created by Nintendo. See Rupee (The Legend of Zelda series). A Legend of Zelda series logo The Legend of Zelda series (often shortened to Zelda, TLoZ, or LoZ), by Nintendo, is a series of video games created by celebrated game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Rupees from the first and third Legend of Zelda installments Rupees are the unit of currency in the fictional lands of Hyrule, Koholint Island, Termina, Labrynna, and Holodrum in The Legend of Zelda series of video games by Nintendo, acquired primarily by defeating enemies, by cutting tall grasses or bushes...


References

  1. ^ Krause, Chester L. and Clifford Mishler (2004). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801-1900, Colin R. Bruce II (senior editor), 4th ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87349-798-8. 
  2. ^ xe.com (2006-10-02). Equivalent of 0.343762855 troy ounce of silver in U.S. dollar. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.

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External links

  • Picture of original Mughal Rupiya introduced by Sher Shah Suri
  • Trends in the Rupee Forex Exchange Rate

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Rupee - LoveToKnow 1911 (177 words)
A silver coin of 175 grains Troy, called tanka, approximating to the rupee, was struck by the Mahommedan rulers of Delhi in the 13th century; but the rupee itself, of 179 grains, was introduced by Sher Shah in 1542.
The weight of the rupee (one Iola) is also the unit upon which the Indian standard of weights is based.
Therefore a lakh of rupees, which before 1873 was worth Lio,000, is now only worth £6666, and a crore of rupees, which was formerly a million sterling, now only amounts to £666,666.
Rediff On The Net Business Commentary: Dilip Thakore warns of the danger of a falling rupee (995 words)
If the rupee hasn’t depreciated to the extent of the won, baht and the ringgit, this is not the consequence of the inherent strength of economy or astute economic management.
The prime factor behind the relative stability of the rupee is the lack of national self-confidence resulting in procrastination on the issue of the full convertibility.
If the rupee had been convertible on the capital account as the currencies of the beleaguered Southeast Asian nations are, there would have been a massive flight of capital which would have been seen the value of the rupee drop like a stone into a deep abyss.
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