India 1918(c) 1/4 rupee

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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.

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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