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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

Country India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value 1 Anna = 1/16 Rupee (1/16)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 3.89 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 537a
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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

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

Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-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 VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  194,056,000 0.47 1.30 14% Calcutta Mint
1942 • 103,240,000 0.59 1.06 1.35 18% Mumbai Mint
1943  352,256,000 0.35 1.17 2.10 1.60 29% Calcutta Mint
1943 • 134,500,000 0.41 0.80 1.17 24% Mumbai Mint
1944  457,608,000 0.53 0.57 1.17 1.07 2.11 33% Calcutta Mint
1944 • 175,208,000 0.53 1.29 1.56 27% Mumbai Mint
1945  0.90 13% Calcutta Mint; confirmation needed
1945 • 1.04 5% Mumbai Mint; confirmation needed

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