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Coin - 1 Rupee, India, 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13340

1 Rupee, Issued by India, 1912
Minted by Bombay Mint
Statement Of Significance:
This type was first issued in 1911, released for the Durbah Day (12 December) but the elephant on the obverse was found by some to resemble a pig. For the 1912 issue the elephant was re-worked.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.628 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Bombay Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, India, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1912 AD
Denomination: 1 Rupee
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGE V KING EMPEROR; on bust truncation, the artist's initials, BM
Reverse Description: Within a double line circle; ONE / RUPEE / INDIA / 1912 / persian legend (Yek rupiya; translation: one rupee); around, within an outer double line circle, a scrollwork containing a rose, thistle and shamrock on either side and a lotus flower, closed at the top and open at the bottom); small bead below open lotus flower
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1912
Mint: Bombay (Mint), 1912
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911

On the original design the elephant on the obverse was considered top be too much like a pig, it was improved for the 1912 issue
Artist: Percy Brown - School of Art, India, 1911
References: KM#524
Pridmore 208
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, London, 1980
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006


Anish Adhikari Posted on 20 Oct 2013 12:06 AM
I have 1 cent coin of 1920 of George V King and Emperor of India.... And a Chanakya coin of 5 rs of 1860-2010

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