½ Rupee - George VI

½ Rupee - George VI -  obverse½ Rupee - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1942
Value 1/2 Rupee (1/2)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.830 g
Diameter 24.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 22927
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 551
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 surrounded by legend
Large second head, small rim decoration

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 & Persian (Hasht Aanay). Outside circle, wreath made of roses, thistle, shamrock leaves and lotus flowers. All within a toothed border

Lettering:
HALF
RUPEE
INDIA
1941
هشت آنہ

Translation: Eight Annas (= Half Rupee)

Edge

Security edge

Comments

- Dot or diamond - Bombay mint (see image for location)



Difference between KM# 551 & KM# 552 (click on image)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941 • 26 100 000 $ 4.10 $ 4.10 $ 4.98 $ 12 66% Bombay mint
1942 • 61 600 000 $ 5.20 $ 5.20 50% Bombay mint

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