India 1904(c) 2 annas

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The two annas was the smallest silver coin struck during the Raj and was equal to 1/8 rupee; it was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918. All the Edward VII issues were struck at Calcutta except for a few made at Bombay in 1909.

Recorded mintage: 14,632,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 1.46 g, .917 fine silver, .043 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 505.

Source:

  • 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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