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Coin - 1/4 Anna, East India Company, India, 1835 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27680

Summary:
1/4 Anna, Issued by East India Company, India, 1835 (frozen date)
Series: East India Company Uniform Coinage
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
A.D. 1835. Act XXI
PASSED by the Honourable the Governor-General of India in Council, on the 7th December, 1835.
I. Be it enacted, that from the 20th day of December, 1835 the following copper coins only shall be issued from any mint within the presidency of Bengal:-

1. A pice weighing _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 100 grains troy
2. A double pice _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 200 grains troy
3. A pie, or one-twelfth of an anna piece - 33 1/3 grains troy

with such devices as shall be fixed for the same by the Governor-General in Council, acccording to tthe provisions of Section X. of the Act XVII. of 1835.

II. And be it enacted, that from the said 20th day of December, 1835 the said pice shall be legal tender for 1/64 of the Company's rupee, and the said double pice for 1/32 of the Company's rupee, and the said pie fo0r 1/192 of the Company's rupee.

III. Provided always, that after the said 20th day of December, 1835 no copper coin shall in any way part of the territories of the East-India Company be legal tender, except for fractions of a rupee

NOTE: This Act was extended to include the issues from all Presidencies of the East-India Company by ACT XXII of 1844 where paragraph I ends: "the following copper coins only shall be issued from any mint within the territories of the East-India Company" instead of "within the Presidency of Bengal"

A.D. 1837. Act XXXI
PASSED by the Honourable President of the Council of India in Council on 20th November 1837.

I. It is hereby emacted, that so much of Act. No. XVII. of 1835, as directs that certain coins issued from mints within the territories of the East-India Company, shall bear on the obverse the head of the reigning sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britiain and Ireland, shall be suspended, till the Governor-General of India in Council shall, byan Order of Council, declare those parts of the said Act to be again in force.

II. And it is hereby emnacted, that till the said Governor-General in Council shall make such an Order in Council as in aforesaid, the said coins shall bear on their obverses the head of his late Majesty, William the Fourth.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics, 1992
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.46 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: East India Company Uniform Coinage
DateEra: 1835 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Anna
Obverse Description: The East India Company arms, a shield quartyered with eschutcheon of France and England in the first quarter; crest of a lion rampant guardant holding between his forepaws the imperial crown proper; with supporters two lions rampant guardant each supporting a banner charged with a cross; below on a ribbon the motto, AUSP: REG: & SEN: ANG: (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above ribbon, 1835
Reverse Description: At the centre within a laurel wreath, ONE / QUARTER / ANNA; Persian legend between ends of wreath (yek pai; translation: one pice); around above, EAST INDIA COMPANY.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1835
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1835
References: Pridmore 142
KM#463
Clarke, Richard, The Regulations of the Government of Bombay in Force at the end of 1850, London, 1851, pp.415, 445
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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