Although still a legal tender, the 50 paise coin might soon be discontinued. One of the major reasons for this is the citizen’s refusal to accept and transact with it.
With little to no value in today’s times, it is very hard to transact with this almost extinct form of Indian currency. Due to its lack of usage, it is also very hard for the coins to be produced, which is another reason for the coin to be discontinued.
In 2011, the government stopped production of the 25 paise coin. And today, the future of the 50 paise coin is also a question of uncertainty.
This is a clear indication of both rising development and purchasing power in the country and also the fact that the prices of commodities are only increasing with each passing day.