1 Rupee - George VI

1 Rupee - George VI - obverse1 Rupee - George VI - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 2.21 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
2470
References KM# 557
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of George VI facing left. Small second head, large rim decoration

Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Read more on Wikipedia

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

Lettering:
ONE
RUPEE
INDIA
1945
یک روپیہ

Translation:
One
Rupee
India
1945
One Rupee

Edge

Security edge

1 Rupee - George VI -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mints

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

Comments

- KM#557.1 - Security edge (see image of edge)
- KM#557.2 - Reeded edge
- An example of the large '5' in the date is shown in the image of the reverse at the top of this page

- Mint marks, dot or diamond for Bombay, 'L' for Lahore is located below lotus at the bottom of the reverse (see images below)
- Reverse B has a six-pointed flower in the centre of the bottom lotus (see image below)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942 • 7 352 000 $ 7.90 $ 7.90 $ 8.10 $ 12 $ 13 47% KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot
1943 • 65 995 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 11 11% KM#557.1 Bombay
1943 • $ 17 4% KM#557.1 Reverse B; Bombay
1944 • 146 206 000 $ 13 $ 13 $ 13 13% KM#557.1 Reverse B; Bombay
1944 • $ 6.50 $ 9.40 $ 9.40 $ 9.40 $ 9.40 23% KM#557.1, Bombay
1944 • 4% KM#557.2, Bombay, reeded edge
1944 L $ 9.50 $ 9.50 $ 9.50 $ 9.50 9% KM#557.1; Large L, Lahore
1944 L 0.8% KM#557.1; Reverse B; Lahore
1944 L 91 400 000 $ 7.40 $ 10 $ 10 12% KM#557.1; Small L, Lahore
1945  1.1% KM#557.1; Proof
1945 • $ 7.50 $ 7.50 6% KM#557.1; Large 5, Bombay
1945 • 0.6% KM#557.1; Proof
1945 • 142 666 000 $ 8.70 $ 8.70 $ 9.20 $ 9.30 22% KM#557.1; Small 5, Bombay
1945 • $ 7.50 2% KM#557.2, Bombay, reeded edge
1945 L 118 126 000 $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $ 14 $ 14 9% KM#557.1, Small 5, Lahore

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232334
Lot 64401
Internet Archive
Aug 17, 2023 1942 • – KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot UNC
The lot includes several items.
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232321
Lot 64471
Internet Archive
May 18, 2023 1942 • – KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Katz
Auction 101
Lot 1837
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2023 1942 • – KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot AU USD 11.92
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Katz
Auction 90
Lot 1528
Internet Archive
Jul 18, 2023 1942 • – KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot AU USD 21.66
(EUR 20.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Katz
Auction 86
Lot 1977
Internet Archive
Jun 10, 2023 1942 • – KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot AU USD 34.66
(EUR 32.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232252
Lot 65775
Internet Archive
Dec 22, 2022 1945 L – KM#557.1, Small 5, Lahore UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 49.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232250
Lot 63631
Internet Archive
Dec 8, 2022 1945 L – KM#557.1, Small 5, Lahore AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 360.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232228
Lot 62534
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2022 1945 L – KM#557.1, Small 5, Lahore AU
(PCGS AU55)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 19 Spotlight: Coins of the British Empire World Coins Showcase Auction 61348
Lot 25177
Internet Archive
Nov 19, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 159.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232336
Lot 61369
Internet Archive
Aug 31, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 94.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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