½ Pice - George VI

½ Pice - George VI - obverse½ Pice - George VI - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British (British India)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1940
Value ½ Pice (1⁄128)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.4 g
Diameter 21.1 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7811
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 528
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

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

Denomination and date within circle of beads, wreath surrounds

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1/2
PICE
INDIA
1940

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Weight varies 2.40-2.50 grams
- Diameter varies 21.1-21.4 mm
- Mint marks
 Bead under date - Bombay mint
 No mint mark - Calcutta mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  $ 5.00 4% Calcutta Mint
1938  0.3% Calcutta Mint, Proof
1939  2% Bombay, prooflike restrike
1939  17 357 000 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 49% Calcutta Mint
1939  0.9% Calcutta, Proof
1939 • 9 343 000 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.60 $ 4.10 30% Mumbai Mint
1940  1.4% Bombay, prooflike restrike
1940  23 770 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.90 39% Calcutta Mint
1940  1.6% Calcutta, Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Pice - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Pice - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Pice - George VIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Pice - George VI
Heritage Auctions
2022 May 5 - 7 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction 3099
Lot 32067
Internet Archive
May 5, 2022 1938 – Calcutta Mint UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 1680.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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