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Coin - 1/2 Rupee, India, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13326

Summary:
1/2 Rupee, Issued by India, 1914
Minted by Calcutta Mint
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.817 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1914 AD
Denomination: 1/2 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; HALF / RUPEE / INDIA / 1914 / persian legend (Hasht ana; translation: eight annas); 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
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1914
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), 1914
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
Artist: Percy Brown - School of Art, India, 1911
References: KM#522
Pridmore 321
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, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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