¼ Rupee - George VI

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1943-1945
Value ¼ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
4854
References KM# 547
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

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

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

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

Mints

L Lahore, Pakistan
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).



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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943 B 95 200 000 $ 1.40 $ 3.10 $ 4.50 $ 4.50 $ 4.70 18% large dot
1943 B 0.2% Proof
1943 B $ 3.40 $ 9.70 6% Reverse "B"
1943 B $ 2.40 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 11% small dot
1943 L 23 700 000 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 8%
1944 B 170 504 000 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.60 $ 4.80 $ 5.00 $ 7.00 41%
1944 B $ 1.40 $ 2.00 $ 3.80 $ 5.80 10% Reverse "B"
1944 L 86 400 000 $ 3.40 $ 3.40 10%
1945 • $ 12 7% Large "5"; see comments
1945 • 181 648 000 $ 1.00 $ 2.50 $ 4.20 $ 4.30 $ 9.20 34% Small "5"; see comments
1945 L 3% Large "5"; see comments
1945 L 29 751 000 $ 3.50 5% Small "5"; see comments

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232250
Lot 63617
Internet Archive
Dec 8, 2022 1943 L UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 2372
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 27.08
(EUR 25.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232251
Lot 64669
Internet Archive
Dec 15, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 75.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 2 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61290
Lot 99381
Internet Archive
Oct 2, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38417
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 33311
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Rupee - George VI
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 2371
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 9.75
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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