1st Issue. Printed at Waterlow & Sons Ltd. London on unwatermarked paper. Density - 93.5 grams per square meter. Issued in 1919 ‘Currency Note Sarkar-e-Ali’ in Urdu meaning Government Currency Note in top centre. Two six digit serial numbers on either side. Coat of Arms on either side on top. Denomination in words clockwise in Marathi, Telugu, O.S. Rs. FIVE and Kannada. PAANCH RUPYE in Urdu in lower two corners. Denomination in English written as O.S.Rs. FIVE. The O.S. stands for Osmania Sicca. Promise text in two lines above and below Central Denomination Panel with the denomination reading “PAANCH RUPYE SICCA OSMANIA” in words in centre. For the Government in Urdu in a panel on lower right and signature in a panel in lower left. Date panel in bottom centre. Denomination in numerals in Siyaq, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and English in a panel on either side.
Obverse of five Hyderabad Rupee One Coin 1337 AH within a panel with numeral 5 in Persian in centre.
THE GOVERNMENT OF HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD” in Central Denomination Panel in a wave pattern and in straight lines in Central panel in obverse and “THE Government OF HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD” in inter twined circular pattern in reverse.
Coat of arms
Type 1 on either side.
6-13/32” x 4-9/32” NOTE REPRODUCTION SCALE 95%
1. Some notes of this type were recovered from the shipwreck of S.S. Egypt which was carrying a consignment of Hyderabad notes of 5, 10 and 100 Rupees from England to India. It sank off the French coast. These notes are unsigned and bear a rubber stamp with an inscription that gives details of the shipwreck and indicates that they have no value. They are listed here as ‘Sea Salvage’ notes. 2. The date of coin on the note is in Hijri year.
|Type No.||Signature||Date||Date type||Prefix||Remark|
|7.5.1||Fakhruddin Ahmed||1 Azar 1328||Fe||.. LM - LQ||Signature affixed at Hyderabad mint. Sign 1|
|7.5.2||Hyder Nawaz Jung||1 Aban 1333||Fe||LQ - LR||Printed Sign 1|
|1 Amardad 1334||Fe||LR - LS ...||Printed Sign 1|
|1 Azur 1338||Fe||... LS - LV ...||Printed sign 2|
|1 Mihr 1339||Fe||... LW - LY||Printed sign 2|
|1 Amardad 1344||Fe||LY ...||Printed sign 2|
|1 Khurdad 1345||Fe||... LZ - MB ...||Printed sign 2|
|1 Farwardi 1346||Fe||... MC - MD||Printed sign 2|
|7.5.3||Fakhr Yar Jung||1 Farwardi 1347||Fe||MD - MF||Printed sign. Last note issued was MF 050000|
|7.5.4||Sea Salvage note||1 Khurdad 1331||Fasli||LQ 050001 -LQ 075000||Unsigned. Handwritten, cancelled or cancelled with a black/blue rubber stamp or without stamp|
|7.5.5||Hyder Nawaz Jung||1 Khurdad 1331||Fasli||LQ 050001 -LQ 075000||Replacement for sea sunk notes with different font type for prefix and serial numbers.|