India 1921(c) 1/2 rupee

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This half rupee was struck at the Calcutta mint soon after the end of World War One. It was never minted in the immense numbers of the George V rupees but it is not rare, being struck steadily 1912-30, 1933-36. The minting of rupees effectively ceased after 1922.

Recorded mintage: 5,804,000.

Specification: 5.83 g, .917 fine silver, .172 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 522.


  • 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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