2 Annas - George VI Pattern

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Pattern
Year 1940
Value 2 Annas = 1/8 Rupee (1/8)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Gold
Weight 11.67 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 315650
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Obverse

Crowned bust of King George VI, left, English legend around

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

Denomination and date within floral design, surrounded by "two annas" in 4 languages, Urdu, Bengali, Nagari and Telugu

Lettering:
دو آن
दो आना দুই মানা
2
ANNAS
INDIA
1940
రెండుఅణాఒ

Edge

Plain

Mint

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940  Proof

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