½ Rupee - George VI

½ Rupee - George VI -  obverse½ Rupee - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Issuer India - British
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1946-1947
Value 1/2 Rupee (0.5)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.64 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8239
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 553
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned head of King 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

Indian tiger (Panthera tigris) facing left, legend and date below. Surrounding this is the value in three languages English, Devnagari (Aadha Rupya) and Persian (Hasht Aanay)

Lettering:
आधा रुपया
HALF RUPEE
هشت آنہ
INDIA
1946

Translation:
Devnagari : Half Rupee
Persian: Eight Annas (= 1/2 rupee)

Engraver: P. W. M. Brindley

Edge

Reeded

Comments

- Mint mark, dot or diamond below date for Bombay mint
Spink catalog reports oficial weight 5.83 gr. with actual weight 5.81-5.91 gr. and actual size 24.0-24.3 mm

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1946 • 47 500 000 $ 1.30 $ 1.72 $ 2.00 $ 1.80 $ 4.60 45% Bombay Mint
1947 • 62 724 000 $ 0.15 $ 1.39 $ 0.69 $ 1.55 $ 3.17 $ 3.25 $ 6.30 70% Bombay Mint
1947 • 2% Bombay Mint: Proof

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