2 Annas - George VI

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1944
Value 2 Annas = ⅛ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 25.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5554
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 541a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

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, 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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  $ 1.01 $ 1.01 6% Large 4, Bombay
1942  133 000 004 $ 0.74 $ 0.74 $ 1.05 $ 1.27 20% Small 4, Bombay
1943  $ 1.25 $ 1.94 9% Large 3, Bombay
1943  343 680 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 0.50 $ 0.96 $ 1.56 $ 1.57 $ 1.60 52% Small 3, Bombay
1944  5% Large 4, Bombay
1944  219 700 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.60 $ 0.60 $ 0.84 $ 1.28 $ 2.10 40% Small 4, Bombay
1944 L 6 352 000 3% Lahore

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