1 Rupee - George VI

1 Rupee - George VI -  obverse1 Rupee - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1947
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel
Weight 11.8 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.48 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 559
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Crowned head George VI facing left

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

Indian tiger (panthera tigris)
One rupee (Ek Rupya) in Nagari, English and Urdu

Lettering:
एक रूपया ONE RUPEE یک روپیہ
INDIA
1947

Translation: One Rupee

Engraver: P. W. M. Brindley

Edge

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Mint marks
Bombay - diamond below date
Lahore - no mint mark

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1947  41,911,000 4.54 3.71 4.22 26% Lahore Mint - no mint mark
1947 ♦ 118,028,000 1.54 2.14 2.62 3.96 6.56 5.98 80% Bombay Mint
1947 B 2% Bombay Mint ; Proof

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