1 Rupee - George VI

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1945
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 30.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2470
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 557
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR 1945

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 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)
L Lahore, Pakistan
Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

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 $ 9.12 $ 9.05 $ 10 $ 13 $ 12 47% KM#557.1 Bombay, with dot
1943 • 65 995 000 $ 13 $ 9.23 $ 11 11% KM#557.1 Bombay
1943 • $ 23 4% KM#557.1 Reverse B; Bombay
1944 • 146 206 000 $ 12 $ 18 14% KM#557.1 Reverse B; Bombay
1944 • $ 9.76 $ 14 $ 14 $ 8.61 21% KM#557.1, Bombay
1944 • 4% KM#557.2, Bombay, reeded edge
1944 L $ 15 $ 11 8% KM#557.1; Large L, Lahore
1944 L 0.9% KM#557.1; Reverse B; Lahore
1944 L 91 400 000 $ 5.79 $ 12 13% KM#557.1; Small L, Lahore
1945  1.4% KM#557.1; Proof
1945 • $ 8.87 $ 12 6% KM#557.1; Large 5, Bombay
1945 • 0.6% KM#557.1; Proof
1945 • 142 666 000 $ 11 $ 12 $ 7.18 $ 7.73 21% KM#557.1; Small 5, Bombay
1945 • $ 7.87 3% KM#557.2, Bombay, reeded edge
1945 L 118 126 000 $ 9.66 $ 7.95 $ 7.92 $ 12 9% KM#557.1, Small 5, Lahore

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