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Coin - 1/4 Anna, East India Company, India, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27696

1/4 Anna, Issued by India, 1858
East India Company Uniform Coinage
Minted by J. Watt & Co., Birmingham, England
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics, 1992
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.47 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: 1858 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Anna
Obverse Description: 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 REGIS ET SEN. ANGLIAE' (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above ribbon, '1858'.
Reverse Description: At the centre within laurel wreath, 'ONE / QUARTER / ANNA'; Persian legend between single leaf 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, India, 1858
Mint: J. Watt & Co. (Mint), Birmingham, Great Britain, 1858
References: Pridmore 156
  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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