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 1946-1947
Value ¼ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.20 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
6555
References KM# 548,
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.
Schön# 39
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned head of George VI facing left

Script: Latin

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

Indian tiger (Panthera tigris), date
Value in Nagari, English and Urdu

Scripts: Devanagari, Latin, Urdu

Lettering:
पाव रुपया QUARTER RUPEE پاو روپیہ
INDIA
1947

Engraver: P. W. M. Brindley

Edge

Milled

Mint

Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Mint was located in the city of Bombay, which was renamed to Mumbai at 1995.
Note : Diamond mint mark of Bombay from 1947.

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1946 ♦ 83 600 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.85 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 $ 4.00 45% Bombay mint
1947 ♦ 109 948 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.43 $ 0.51 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 $ 1.80 $ 2.10 72% Bombay mint
1947 ♦ 1.2% Bombay mint - Proof

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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
2023 December 17 Spotlight: India - Past to Present World & Ancient Coins Showcase Auction 61353
Lot 21232
Internet Archive
Dec 17, 2023 1947 ♦ – Bombay mint - Proof UNC
(NGC PR65)
USD 540.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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