4 Annas - George V

4 Annas - George V - obverse4 Annas - George V - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1919-1921
Value 4 Annas (¼)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 8 notches)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 15672
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 519
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

Crowned head of George V facing left, English legend surrounds

Lettering:
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
INDIA 1920

Engraver: Edgar Bertram Mackennal Read more on Wikipedia

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Denomination within square, 4 annas in Urdu, Bengali, Telugu & Devanagari

Lettering:
4
ANNAS

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Mint mark
 Bombay, bead at bottom of reverse
 Calcutta, no mint mark
Actual weight varies 6.65-6.87 grams.
Actual size varies 24.0-25.5 mm
- Some of these coins contain a high percentage of ferrous metals and it is not unusual for them to tarnish to a rust brown color
- The mintmark is at bottom of the reverse (click on image)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1919  18 632 006 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 4.30 $ 6.90 35% Calcutta
1919 • 7 672 000 $ 1.80 $ 4.70 13% Bombay
1919 • 0.09% Bombay; Proof
1920  18 191 051 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 3.70 $ 5.30 47% Calcutta
1920  0.09% Calcutta; Proof
1920 • 1 665 559 $ 2.90 $ 3.40 $ 4.00 22% Bombay
1920 • 0% Bombay; Proof
1921  0.18% Calcutta
1921  0% Calcutta; Proof
1921 • 1 219 100 $ 14 $ 480 6% Bombay
1921 • 0% Bombay; Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232150
Lot 63492
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2021 1921 • – Bombay UNC USD 216.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232143
Lot 64477
Internet Archive
Oct 27, 2021 1921 • – Bombay UNC USD 504.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38375
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 1921 • – Bombay UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 1500.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38376
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 1921 • – Bombay UNC
(NGC MS61)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Katz
Auction 69
Lot 2366
Internet Archive
Oct 29, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 52.60
(EUR 49.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232214
Lot 61536
Internet Archive
Mar 31, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232143
Lot 64476
Internet Archive
Oct 27, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR64)
USD 480.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232028
Lot 62356
Internet Archive
Jul 8, 2020 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR62)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38370
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 Undetermined UNC USD 336.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George VPicture 1 of a sold 4 Annas - George V
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38371
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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