India 1936(b) 1/2 rupee

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
India 1936 half rupee rev DLSR.jpg

This half rupee was struck at the Bombay mint at the end of the reign of George V. It was never minted in the immense numbers of the George V rupees but it is not rare, being struck steadily 1912-30, 1933-36. The minting of rupees effectively ceased after 1922.

Recorded mintage: 6,693,000 plus 16,319,000 from Calcutta.

Specification: 5.83 g, .917 fine silver, .172 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 522.


  • 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.

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