India 1918(c) 1/4 rupee
This type was struck 1911-36 in large numbers at Bombay and Calcutta. It is about the size of a dime tho it contained about 12¢ of silver. Both mints remain in operation today, altho in 1918, only Calcutta produced quarter rupees. In the 1950's and 1960's both mints restruck coins of the Raj for sale to collectors; many restrikes may be distinguished by rusty dies.
Recorded mintage: 50,575,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 2.92 g, .917 fine silver, .086 troy oz ASW, 19.3-20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 518.
- 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.