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Coin - 1/12 Anna, India, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13195

1/12 Anna, Issued by India, 1862
Minted by Calcutta Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The date 1862 was a frozen date on the coins of all three mint which struck this denomination between 1862 and 1874. Individual mint production can be recognised by the diameter of the coins they produced: 17.4 - 17.5 mm are from Calcutta; 17.6 - 17.7 from Madras and 17.9 - 18.0 mm from Bombay (see Pridmore p.156 for further details)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.121 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: 1/12 Anna
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 with oak leaves and circle of beads, 1/12 / ANNA / INDIA / 1862
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: India, 1862-1874
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1862-1874
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1861
References: KM#465
Pridmore 780
  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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