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½ Anna - George VI

½ Anna - George VI -  obverse ½ Anna - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value 1/2 Anna = 1/32 Rupee (1/32 INR)
Metal Nickel-brass
Weight 2.92 g
Diameter 17.3 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Quadrangular
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 10-01-1954
References KM# 534b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

King George VI crowned head left, English legend, toothed rim

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

Denomination and date within decorative outline, Value in 4 Indian languages outside border Urdu, Bengali, Telugu & Devnagari within a toothed rim

Lettering:
دو پیسہ
दो पैसा দুই পয়সা
INDIA
AN ½ NA
1944
రెండు పైసలు

Translation: Two Paisa (=1/2 anna)

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Mints
 Dots on sides of INDIA (• INDIA •) - Calcutta mint KM# 534b.2
 No dots on sides of INDIA (INDIA) - Bombay mint KM# 534b.1

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND  KM#534b.1 ("INDIA"), Proof like Restrike
1942  7,945,000 1.47 3.26 KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1942  KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1942  159,000,000 0.99 KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1943  KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1943  KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1943  437,760,000 0.63 1.32 0.91 KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1944  KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1944  514,800,000 0.91 2.25 KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1945  215,732,000 KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1945  KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1945  KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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