India 1938(c) 1/2 pice

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Goldberg sale 80, lot 4245
India 1938 half pice rev G80-4245.jpg

This specimen was lot 4245 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $1,087. The catalog description[1] noted, "India - British. ½ Pice, 1938 (c). Type I1. George VI. NGC graded Proof 65 Red." Half a pice was one-eighth of an anna or 1/128th of a rupee. It was struck in moderate numbers throughout the Raj until 1942. The 1938 is a proof-only date.

Recorded mintage: proofs and restrikes only.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: Prid-770; KM-528.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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