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Coin - 2 Annas, India, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23565

Summary:
2 Annas, Issued by India, 1862
Mint uncertain
Statement Of Significance:
Attribution of the 2 anna coins to mint that produced them is through the diameter of the coins. Pridmore (p.137) reports 15.3 or 15.4 mm are from Calcutta; 15.7 to 15.9 are from Bombay; and 16.0 are from Madras. These attributions are derived from issues from the mid 1870s from the Bombay mint which bear a mint mark of a bead and have this diameter.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 1.43 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, 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: 2 Annas
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of the queen facing left; around VICTORIA QUEEN (inverted V at centre of bust truncation)
Reverse Description: Within entwined scrollwork of Indian flora, TWO / ANNAS / INDIA / 1862
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1862-1873
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1862-1873
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1861
References: KM#469
Pridmore 485
Bibliography:
  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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