½ Rupee - George VI

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1939
Value 1/2 Rupee (1/2)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 550
  • 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

Crowned head of George VI facing left
This type of head is called the Second head or Mature head and has short trefoils in the crown

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

Lettering:
HALF
RUPEE
INDIA
1939
هشت آنہ

Translation: Eight Annas (Half Rupee)

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Mintmarks:
Dot or diamond - Bombay mint (see image for location)
No mint mark - Calcutta mint



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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  65% Calcutta mint
1939 • 42% Bombay mint

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