½ Rupee - George VI

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

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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.


The large second crowned bust of King George VI facing left with small rim decoration


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.


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

هشت آنہ

Eight Annas (Half-Rupee)




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


- 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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