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¼ Anna Paisa

¼ Anna (Paisa) -  obverse¼ Anna (Paisa) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British (Bombay)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1249 (1833)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Paisa = 1/4 Anna = 1/64 Rupee (1/64)
Currency Rupee (1672-1834)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.47 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 232
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Coat of arms of the East India Company, date below
On the ribbon is the legend: Auspicio Regis Et Senatus Anglia - all within a plain raised rim.

Lettering:
1833
AUSP:REG & SEN:ANG:

Translation: By the authority of the King and Parliament of England

Reverse

The value, QUARTER ANNA
Balanced scales with Persian legend between the pans: Adil
AH date in Persian below (AH 1249).

Lettering:
QUARTER ANNA
عدل
١٢۴۹

Translation:
Just or fair
1249

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Weight varies 6.42-6.51 grams
- Diameter varies 25.0-26.0 mm
- this type (KM232) has large 'QUARTER ANNA' on Reverse. The Q & A go past the crossbar of the scales.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1249 (1833)  2.08 7.42 7.07 98% ١٢۴۹, Bombay mint
1249 (1833)  2% Proof, Bombay mint

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