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½ Anna - George VI

½ Anna - George VI -  obverse½ 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)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.92 g
Diameter 19.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 10-01-1954
References KM# 534b
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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 Frequency
ND  5% KM#534b.1 ("INDIA"), Proof like Restrike
1942  7,945,000 1.33 2.88 5.29 24% KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1942  0.9% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1942  159,000,000 1.10 10% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1943  1.69 7% KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1943  1.6% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1943  437,760,000 0.23 0.63 1.12 1.19 2.52 2.52 41% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1944  2% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1944  514,800,000 0.25 0.66 0.66 1.69 2.08 44% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")
1945  215,732,000 1.50 4% KM#534b.1 ("INDIA")
1945  0.6% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •"; Proof)
1945  1.12 7% KM#534b.2 ("• INDIA •")

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