India 1898-C 1/4 rupee
This specimen was lot 2716 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $89.25. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Victoria, Empress, 1876-1901, AR ¼ rupee, 1898-C, incuse C mintmark, attractive light peripheral tone, Choice About Unc." The mintmarks (or lack of them) varied from year to year; for 1898, Calcutta used an incuse mintmark.
Recorded mintage: 1,330,000.
Specification: 2.92 g, .917 fine silver, .171 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-490, S&W-6.332.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.