¼ Rupee - George VI

¼ Rupee - George VI -  obverse¼ Rupee - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1940
Value 1/4 Rupee (1/4)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.92 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.38 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 20325
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 545
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

Crowned head of George VI facing left, English legend, toothed 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

Within circle, date divides legend in English & Urdu (Chaar Aana). Outside circle, wreath made of roses, thistle, shamrock leaves and lotus flowers. All within a toothed border

Lettering:
1/4
RUPEE
INDIA
1940
چار آنہ

Translation: Urdu: 4 annas (= 1/4 rupee)

Edge

Reeded

Comments

- Mint marks
 Bombay, bead below lower flower on reverse
 Calcutta no mint mark

- This type has shorter fleur-de-lis in the crown (see image)

 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1940  68 675 000 $ 2.41 $ 4.39 $ 4.39 $ 5.88 $ 7.65 51% Calcutta
1940  0.9% Proof
1940 • 28 947 000 $ 2.41 $ 3.73 $ 4.02 $ 4.02 $ 6.89 59% Bombay

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