1 Anna - George VI 2nd portrait, large crown, low relief

1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief) - obverse1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief) - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value 1 Anna = 1⁄16 Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 3.89 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
1617
References KM# 537a
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 King George VI facing left with his name and role in English around the rim

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, date below within floral pattern and the value in four languages: Urdu, Telugu, Bengali & Devanagari outside.

Lettering:
ایک آن ఒకఅణా
INDIA
AN 1 NA
1944
एक आना এক আনা

Translation: One Anna

Edge

Plain

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Although KM reports the 1945 date for KM# 537a, none have been spotted.
To see differences in KM# 537a & KM 539, click on the image below.



Small différences between Mumbai and Calcultta mint (shape of "1", shape of "9" in date, shape of "D" in India)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  194 056 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.99 $ 1.60 $ 1.70 $ 1.90 14% Calcutta Mint
1942 • 103 240 000 $ 0.76 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 18% Mumbai Mint
1943  352 256 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.52 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 29% Calcutta Mint
1943 • 134 500 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 1.10 $ 1.80 24% Mumbai Mint
1944  457 608 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.37 $ 0.45 $ 0.74 $ 0.91 $ 1.90 $ 2.90 33% Calcutta Mint
1944 • 175 208 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.69 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 28% Mumbai Mint
1945  $ 0.80 $ 1.60 12% Calcutta Mint; confirmation needed
1945 • $ 0.96 5% Mumbai Mint; confirmation needed

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Past sales

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Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232313
Lot 65461
Internet Archive
Mar 23, 2023 Undetermined UNC
The lot includes several items.
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232312
Lot 64457
Internet Archive
Mar 16, 2023 Undetermined UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232251
Lot 64668
Internet Archive
Dec 15, 2022 Undetermined UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232250
Lot 63629
Internet Archive
Dec 8, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 124.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Anna - George VI (2nd portrait, large crown, low relief)
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38415
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS65)
USD 104.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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