The India Government Mint operates four mints in the country for the production of coins. They are located at:
- Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Kolkata, West Bengal
- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
- Noida, Uttar Pradesh
These mints are different and the coins minted in these places are also different. The Indian coins have a mark at the bottom, (under the date of issue of coin) which tells where it was made.
Bombay (Mumbai) Mint has a diamond under the date of the coin (year of issue)
Calcutta mint has no mark under the date of the coin (year of issue)
Hyderabad Mint has a star or a diamond under the date of the coin (year of the issue)
Noida mint has a dot under the year of issue (coin date)
If a statue of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
The Indian Rupee notes of denominations 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 have raised marks of different shapes on them to aid the blind in identification of their value. I have encircled those spots in red. You will find these in extreme left of the note.
The 20 rupee note has a vertical rectangle.
The 50 rupee note has a square.
The 100 rupee note has a triangle.
The 500 rupee note has a circle.
The 1000 rupee note has a diamond.
Traditionally, men’s clothing buttonholes are on the left side, and women’s clothing buttonholes are on the right. The lore of this ‘opposite’ sides buttoning is that the practice came into being as ‘women of means’ had chamber maids who dressed them. So as not to confuse the poor chamber maids, the wealthy began having women’s garments made with the buttons and holes ‘switched’; the birth of the modern ladies’ blouse. It is interesting to note that the chamber maids themselves, as did most all the common class, both male and female, actually wore ‘shirts’ with buttons and holes placed as on men’s clothing. There appears to be no concrete reference to prove or disprove this story, but its plausibility bears noting.
There is also the theory that if a man is driving his ox cart or carriage or car, he can see inside her blouse and she can see inside of his. (Of course this assumes the driver is on the left hand side.)