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¼ Anna - George VI

¼ Anna - George VI -  obverse¼ Anna - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1940
Value 1 Pice = 1/4 Anna = 1/64 Rupee (1/64)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.85 g
Diameter 25.3 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 530
  • 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 George VI facing left

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

Date and denomination within a circle of beads, floral wreath surrounds

Lettering:
ONE
QUARTER
ANNA
INDIA
1939

Edge

Plain

Mints

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

Comments

The weight varies from 4.83 to 4.91 grams.

Bombay mintmark:


The first head design was changed to the second head design in November 1939.
 - KM 530 (first head) - Longer fleur-de-lis in the crown
 - KM 531 (second head) - Shorter fleur-de-lis in the crown

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  33,792,000 0.47 1.18 0.34 3.71 16% Calcutta
1938  0.9% Calcutta; Proof
1938 • 16,796,000 0.79 2.79 11% Bombay
1939  78,278,400 0.74 0.37 1.09 2.36 0.98 3.14 39% Calcutta
1939  2.0% Calcutta; Proof
1939 • 60,170,665 0.70 1.00 1.10 2.95 5.41 34% Bombay
1939 • 0.8% Bombay; Proof
1940 • 116,720,919 1.46 1.20 1.57 1.55 2.30 38% Bombay

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