2 Annas - George VI

2 Annas - George VI - obverse2 Annas - George VI - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1941
Value 2 Annas = ⅛ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.84 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Rhombus
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1616
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 541
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 bust of King George VI, left, English legend around

Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Read more on Wikipedia

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 floral design, surrounded by "two annas" in 4 languages, Urdu, Bengali, Nagari and Telugu

Lettering:
دو آن
दो आना দুই মানা
2
ANNAS
INDIA
1941
రెండుఅణాఒ

Translation: Two Annas

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Mint marks
 Bombay,  beads beside date
 Calcutta no mint mark

- This type (#541) has short fleur-de-lis in the crown (#540 = long fleur-de-lis)


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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  9% Calcutta Mint
1939  0.8% Calcutta Mint; Proof
1939 • 5% Mumbai Mint
1939 • 0.3% Mumbai Mint; Proof
1940  37 636 000 $ 1.20 $ 2.30 $ 2.30 29% Calcutta Mint
1940  0.6% Calcutta Mint; Proof
1940 • 50 599 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.60 32% Mumbai Mint
1941  63 456 000 $ 0.67 $ 1.60 $ 2.60 $ 2.60 $ 3.70 33% Calcutta Mint
1941 • 10 760 000 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.60 $ 4.90 20% Mumbai Mint
1941 • 0.8% Mumbai Mint; Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Annas - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 2 Annas - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232028
Lot 62360
Internet Archive
Jul 8, 2020 1941 • – Mumbai Mint; Proof UNC
(PCGS PR62)
USD 252.00
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