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Coin - 1/2 Rupee, East India Company, India, 1840 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27276

Summary:
1/2 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, India, 1840
WW incuse, Type 2
Description:
A round silver coin (25 mm). The obverse features a young head of the Quen facing left; around at sides, VICTORIA QUEEN; W.W. incuse on truncation. 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:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: East India Company Uniform Coinage
DateEra: 1840 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Rupee
Obverse Description: Bare head of the queen facing left; around at sides, 'VICTORIA QUEEN;' '.W.W' incuse on neck truncation.
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 W.W.
1/2 RUPEE EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Bengal, India, 1840

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