India 1922(b) rupee
This specimen was lot 24510 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "George V Restrike Proof Rupee 1922(B), PL65 NGC, nicely toned with purple and gold flashes in the legends on the obverse." This rupee was struck at the Bombay mint after World War One. Wartime issues at Bombay (dot on reverse) and Calcutta (no dot) were large but dwindled and ceased after 1922, not to resume until 1938.
Recorded mintage: 2,051,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine silver, .343 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 524.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Stevens, Paul, and Randy Weir, The Uniform Coinage of India, 1835 to 1947, A Catalogue and Pricelist, London, Spink & Son Ltd, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.