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2 Annas - George VI

2 Annas - George VI -  obverse2 Annas - George VI -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1944
Value 2 Annas = 1/8 Rupee (1/8)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 25.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 541a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned head of George VI facing left

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 a floral design surrounded by "two annas" in 4 languages, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, and Devnagari

Lettering:
दो आना দুই মানা
2
ANNAS
INDIA
1943
రెండు అణాఒ

Translation:
Two annas
2
Annas
India
1943
Two

Edge

Smooth

Mints

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

Comments

- Mint marks
 Bombay,  beads beside the date
 Lahore 'L' in quatrefoil panel



Large '4' in dates, 1942 and 1944, Large '3' in 1943

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  1.25 6% Large 4, Bombay
1942  133,000,004 0.94 1.12 1.35 20% Small 4, Bombay
1943  1.33 3.33 8% Large 3, Bombay
1943  343,680,000 0.40 0.99 1.67 52% Small 3, Bombay
1944  4.63 5% Large 4, Bombay
1944  219,700,000 0.94 0.90 0.90 1.73 39% Small 4, Bombay
1944 L 6,352,000 3% Lahore

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