India 1918(c) 1/12 anna

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The quarter anna was 1/192nd of a rupee and was the smallest denomination struck under the predecimal system. It was struck in moderate numbers throughout the Raj until 1942. The 1918 is common. The absence of a dot below the date marks this as a product of the Calcutta mint. The Bombay mint also struck this type 1923-28 and 1936.

Recorded mintage: 24,192,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 1.60 g, bronze, 17.4 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 509.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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.

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