½ Rupee - George VI

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

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Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1940
Value ½ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11109
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 550a
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 large second crowned bust of King George VI facing left with small rim decoration

Lettering: GEORGE IV KING EMPEROR

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Read more on Wikipedia

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 the 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
1940
هشت آنہ

Translation:
Half
Rupee
India
1940
Eight Annas (Half-Rupee)

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

- Mintmarks
  Dot or diamond - Bombay mint (see image for location)
  No mint mark - Calcutta mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1940  32 898 000 $ 5.10 $ 5.10 48%
1940  0.9% Proof
1940 • 17 811 000 $ 4.30 $ 4.30 $ 5.10 $ 7.10 57%

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