1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria

1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria -  obverse1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria -  reverse

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Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1835-1848
Value 1/12 Anna (1/192)
Currency East India Company rupee (1770-1862)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.19 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 0.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 16616
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 445
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Rulers: King William IV & Queen Victoria.
Coat of arms of the East India Company: 2 lions, St George's cross on the crest and flags, motto on the ribbon "AUSP: REG: SEN: ANG:" ("Auspicio Regis et Senatus Angliae").
All within a plain rim.

Lettering:
1848
AUSP: REG: & SEN: ANG:

Translation:
1848
AUSPICIO REGIS & SENATUS ANGLIAE
By the Command of the King and Parliament of England

Reverse

Within laurel wreath the value in English '1/12 anna' and Persian 'thalath pai'. Legend in English surrounds within a plain rim.

Lettering:
EAST INDIA COMPANY
1/12
ANNA
ثلث پاي

Translation: One third pice

Edge

Plain

Mints

Chennai / Madras, India (1640-1869)
Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Both medal & coin alignments exist for the 1835 date.

There are a number of differences between the 1835 (shown below) and 1848 (main image) coins. Most obvious are the finer lines under the shield (obverse) and the open loops of ribbon (bottom of the reverse) on the 1848 coins.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1835 (b) $ 1.66 $ 1.66 $ 1.66 $ 3.64 $ 3.64 30% Bombay Mint ; 18 mm, PR#162 - Coin Alignment
1835 (b) 72 313 000 $ 0.60 $ 2.57 $ 4.68 $ 4.68 23% Bombay Mint ; 18 mm, PR#162 - Medal Alignment
1835 (m) $ 1.93 $ 2.64 25% Madras Mint ; 17.8 mm, PR#161 - Coin Alignment
1835 (m) 133 788 000 $ 1.24 $ 1.67 $ 2.11 $ 3.90 $ 5.39 20% Madras Mint ; 17.8 mm, PR#161 - Medal Alignment
1848 (c) 14 380 000 $ 2.91 $ 11 $ 11 18% Calcutta Mint ; 17.5 mm, PR#163

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Picture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63520
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 1848 (c) – Calcutta Mint ; 17.5 mm, PR#163 UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 49.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232020
Lot 62303
Internet Archive
May 13, 2020 Undetermined UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1/12 Anna - King William IV & Queen Victoria
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Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231952
Lot 64330
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Nov 30, -0001 Undetermined UNC The lot includes several items.

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