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¼ Anna - Victoria "VICTORIA QUEEN"

¼ Anna - Victoria ("VICTORIA QUEEN") -  obverse¼ Anna - Victoria ("VICTORIA QUEEN") -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1862-1894
Value 1/4 Anna (1/64)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.14 g
Diameter 25.18 mm
Thickness 1.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 467
  • 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

Crowned head of Queen Victoria facing left, toothed rim

Lettering: VICTORIA QUEEN

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Denomination and date within circle of beads, wreath surrounds, toothed rim

NOTE: Different mintmarks
• (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
(pearl) = Madras

Lettering:
ONE
QUARTER
ANNA
INDIA
1862

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Obverse types http://jfcampbell.us/india/victoria/qanna-obv.htm
- Reverse types http://jfcampbell.us/india/victoria/qanna-rev.htm
- To differentiate between, "Type A bust,  type 1 reverse" Madras and Calcutta mint (without 'v' mark), measure the coin
 Calcutta mint - 26.2-26.3 mm
 Madras mint - 25.5 mm

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1862  32,149,000 0.87 0.87 10% Type A bust, type 1 reverse; "V" incuse on point of shoulder; Bombay Mint
1862  10,654,000 3% Type A bust, type 1 reverse; "V" raised on bottom center of bust; Calcutta Mint
1862  99,504,000 2.32 2.32 35% Type A bust, type 1 reverse; Calcutta Mint
1862  186,227,000 1.00 1.92 2.11 29% Type A bust, type 1 reverse; Madras Mint
1862  178,731,000 1.39 11% Type B bust, type 2 reverse; Calcutta Mint
1862 • 2,366,000 2% Type A bust, type 1 reverse; dot below date; Bombay Mint
1874  44,678,000 1.38 9% Calcutta Mint
1875  14,494,000 1.8% Bombay Mint
1875  36,237,000 6% Calcutta Mint
1876  3,360,000 3% Bombay Mint
1876  43,581,000 0.96 18% Calcutta Mint
1879  0.5%
1884  0.3%
1885  1.5%
1886  1.4%
1890  0.18% Calcutta
1891  1.5%
1894  1.6%

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