½ Rupee

Features

Country Ra's Bab al-Mandab
(Yemenite states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1880-1890
Value 1/2 Rupee (0.25)
Currency Riyal (countermarked coinage, c. 1880-1890)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 5.83 g
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 368
  • 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

Shaykh Sa'id fi Ra's al-Mandab, in a circular indent counterstamp

Lettering: الشيخ سعيد في راس باب المندب

Translation: Cheikh Saïd in Ra's Bab al-Mandab

Comments

Host Coin: British India - ½ Rupee (exact KM# not mentioned in Krause)
Host Dates: Not mentioned in Krause
A questionable issue according to some authorities

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1880-1890)  Countermarked circa. 1880-1890

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