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Coin - 1/2 Rupee, India, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23558

1/2 Rupee, Issued by India, 1862
Minted by Bombay or Madras Mint
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.84 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, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1862 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Rupee
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of the queen facing left; around VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: Within entwined scrollwork of Indian flora, HALF / RUPEE / INDIA / 1862
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1862
Mint: Bombay (Mint), India, 1862

May have been struck at Madras see Pridmore p.125
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain

J. Lutz at Calcutta Mint employed Wyon's work to prepare new matrix dies from which the working die that was employed for this coin were made
References: KM#472
  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

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