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Coin - 1/2 Rupee, East India Company, India, 1840 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 46290

Summary:
1/2 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, India, 1840 B
Description:
A round silver coin (25 mm). The obverse features a young head of the Quen facing left; around above, VICTORIA QUEEN. The reverse has at the centre within an olive wreath, 1/2 RUPEE then a line in Arab script; around, EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.758 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: East India Company
DateEra: 1840 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Rupee
Obverse Description: A bare head of the queen facing left; around above, VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: At the centre within an olive wreath, HALF / RUPEE / a line in Persian script (Hasht ana; translation: Eight Annas); around above, EAST INDIA COMPANY; below, 1840.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: VICTORIA QUEEN
1/2 RUPEE EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1840

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