1 Pice - George VI

1 Pice - George VI - obverse1 Pice - George VI - reverse

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Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1943-1947
Value 1 Pice (1⁄64)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 21.32 mm
Thickness 1.0 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
1613
References KM# 533
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

Center hole, large date, large legend.

Lettering:
1 PICE INDIA
एक पैसा 1945 ایک پیسه

Translation:
1 Pice India
One Pice 1945 One Pice

Engraver: Albert Pearson Spencer

Reverse

Wreath surrounds the center hole.

Edge

Smooth

Lettering: ·

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
· Pretoria, South Africa (1890-1902; 1923-1992)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
L (raised “L” below the date) Lahore, Pakistan

Comments

On the issues dated 1944, the mint mark appears to be a large round dot over a diamond if they were minted in Bombay.

Crown types (for 'Round' crown type see KM# 532):



1943
Pretoria mint. Obv. with small dot under the date, high crown.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943 · 98 997 000 $ 0.45 $ 0.45 $ 0.45 $ 0.57 $ 1.30 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 24% High crown, small dot; Pretoria
1943 • $ 0.27 $ 0.45 $ 0.45 $ 0.73 $ 1.90 11% High crown, large dot; Bombay
1944  $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 9% High crown; Calcutta
1944  1.1% Proof, high crown; Calcutta
1944 · $ 0.43 $ 0.67 3% Flat crown, small dot; Pretoria
1944 · 141 003 000 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 3.80 11% High crown, small dot: Pretoria
1944 • $ 0.48 $ 0.48 4% Flat crown, large dot; Bombay
1944 • 195 354 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.61 $ 0.67 $ 1.50 $ 1.90 13% High crown, large dot; Bombay
1944 • 0.5% Prooflike, restrike; Bombay
1944 ♦ $ 0.62 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 1.50 $ 2.20 8% High crown, diamond: Bombay
1944 L 29 802 000 $ 0.92 $ 0.93 $ 1.20 7% High crown: Lahore
1945  156 322 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.67 $ 0.67 $ 1.20 $ 1.30 $ 1.70 29% Flat crown; Calcutta
1945  $ 2.10 5% High crown; Calcutta
1945 • $ 0.14 $ 0.69 $ 0.69 $ 1.30 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 18% Flat crown, large dot; Bombay
1945 • 1.0% Prooflike, restrike; Bombay
1945 ♦ 237 197 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 $ 0.90 $ 1.10 10% Flat crown, diamond: Bombay
1945 L $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 0.72 $ 0.72 $ 0.97 $ 2.50 10% Flat crown; Lahore
1947  153 702 000 $ 0.62 $ 0.74 $ 1.10 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 16% High crown; Calcutta
1947  1.1% Prooflike, restrike; Calcutta
1947 • 1.7% Proof; Bombay
1947 ♦ 43 654 000 $ 0.89 $ 1.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.60 8% High crown, diamond: Bombay

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Lot 21272
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