India 1893 1/2 pice

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 2409
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This specimen was lot 2409 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Victoria, Empress, 1876-1901, AE ½ pice, 1893(c). NGC graded MS64 RB." This type was struck 1877-78 and 1885-1901 in moderate quantities and was worth one-eighth of an anna. Calcutta was the sole producer.

Recorded mintage: 7,005,000 plus proofs.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-484. S&W-6.576.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Stevens, Paul, and Randy Weir, The Uniform Coinage of India, 1835 to 1947, A Catalogue and Pricelist, London, Spink & Son Ltd, 2012.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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