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¼ Anna - George VI

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1940-1942
Value 1/4 Anna (1/64)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.87 g
Diameter 25.33 mm
Thickness 1.40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 531
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Second bust of King George VI facing left, low relief

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
A N N A
I N D I A
1942

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Dot over "ONE" on Reverse Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)

Comments

- Weight varies 4.83 - 4.91 grams

 Bombay, dot over 'ONE' on reverse (see image)
 

- The first head design was changed to the second head design in November 1939.
- This type is identified by the shorter fleur-de-lis in a crown (see image), same as KM# 530.1

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND  1.64 6% (fr) Calcutta
ND • 3% (fr) Bombay
1940  140,410,000 0.88 0.88 1.52 3.37 40% Calcutta
1940  2% Calcutta; Proof
1940 • 0.71 1.06 2.01 2.06 26% Bombay
1941  121,107,000 1.30 1.30 2.30 5.53 33% Calcutta
1941 • 1,446,000 7% Bombay
1942  34,298,000 1.13 1.13 6.22 23% Calcutta
1942 • 8,768,000 10% Bombay

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