½ Rupee - George VI

½ Rupee - George VI -  obverse½ Rupee - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value ½ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.84 g
Diameter 24.1 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 10613
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 552
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

The small crowned second head of King George VI facing left, surrounded by the legend in English within a large rim decoration

Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Within the circle, the date divides legend in English & Persian (Hasht Aanay). Outside circle, a wreath made of roses, thistle, shamrock leaves and lotus flowers. All within a toothed border

Lettering:
HALF
RUPEE
INDIA
1945
هشت آنہ

Translation:
Half
Rupee
India
1945
Eight Annas (Half Rupee)

Edge

Security

½ Rupee - George VI -  obverse

© Michass (CC BY-SA)

Mints

Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
L Lahore, Pakistan

Comments

- Example of large '5' for the 1945 date is shown in the image above



Bombay mintmarks:


Difference between KM# 551 & KM# 552 (click on image):

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942 • $ 3.83 $ 3.91 $ 4.90 $ 10 18% Bombay Mint
1943 • 90 400 000 $ 4.27 $ 4.27 $ 5.14 $ 5.14 $ 7.58 33% Bombay Mint
1943 • 0.9% Bombay Mint, proof
1943 ♦ 5% Bombay Mint
1943 L 9 000 000 $ 2.53 $ 4.15 $ 4.15 $ 10 14% Lahore Mint
1943 L 0.4% Lahore Mint, proof
1944 • 46 200 000 $ 3.03 $ 3.63 $ 4.72 $ 5.74 26% Bombay Mint
1944 ♦ $ 2.80 5% Bombay Mint
1944 L 79 100 000 $ 5.25 $ 5.25 $ 5.25 $ 5.25 $ 5.25 22% Lahore Mint
1944 L 0.6% Lahore Mint, proof
1945 • 4% Bombay Mint, large 5 (in date), see comments
1945 • 32 722 000 $ 3.83 $ 4.22 $ 4.58 15% Bombay Mint, small 5 (in date), see comments
1945 L 3% Lahore Mint
1945 L 2% Lahore Mint, large 5 (in date), see comments
1945 L 0.6% Lahore Mint, proof
1945 L $ 4.08 $ 4.08 $ 5.13 $ 5.13 7% Lahore Mint, small 5 (in date), see comments

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232150
Lot 63493
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2021 Undetermined AU
(NGC AU Details (Cleaned))
USD 129.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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