¼ Rupee - George VI

¼ Rupee - George VI -  obverse¼ Rupee - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1943-1945
Value 1/4 Rupee (1/4)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 4854
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 547
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Crowned head of George VI facing left, English legend, toothed rim

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

Date divides legend in English & Urdu (Chaar Aana) within a circle, with the outside having a wreath made of roses, a thistle, shamrock leaves, and lotus flowers, all within a toothed border

Lettering:
1/4
RUPEE
INDIA
1945
چار آنہ

Translation:
1/4
Rupee
India
1945
Four annas (1/4 Rupee)

Edge

Security

¼ Rupee - George VI -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

Large dot or diamond Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

During 1943 the edge changed from reeded (KM# 546) to a security 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 center of the bottom lotus (see image below).



0.0466 oz ASW

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943 B 95 200 000 $ 1.47 $ 6.24 $ 4.64 $ 2.23 18% large dot
1943 B 0.2% Proof
1943 B $ 2.61 6% Reverse "B"
1943 B $ 2.60 $ 3.48 $ 2.90 12% small dot
1943 L 23 700 000 $ 5.92 $ 3.35 7%
1944 B 170 504 000 $ 1.77 $ 2.38 $ 2.71 $ 5.00 $ 7.23 40%
1944 B $ 2.27 $ 3.04 $ 6.39 9% Reverse "B"
1944 L 86 400 000 $ 5.63 $ 3.94 10%
1945 • $ 13 8% Large "5"
1945 • 181 648 000 $ 2.66 $ 2.59 $ 4.41 $ 5.80 $ 7.23 32% Small "5"
1945 L 3% Large "5"
1945 L 29 751 000 5% Small "5"

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