India 1919(b) rupee
This specimen was lot 72351 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $115. The catalog description noted, "INDIA. Rupee, 1919-(B). Bombay Mint. George V. PCGS MS-64+ Gold Shield. This near GEM blast white piece exhibits a sharp strike with cartwheel luster. An attractive example with good eye appeal." This rupee was struck at the Bombay mint after World War One. Wartime issues at Bombay (dot on reverse) and Calcutta (no dot) were large but dwindled and ceased after 1922, not to resume until 1938.
Recorded mintage: 210,550,000.
Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine silver, .343 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-524; SW-8.47; Prid-225.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.