India 1905 1/4 anna
This specimen was lot 2733 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $95.20. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AE ¼ anna, 1905(c), full red lustrous example! PCGS graded MS64 RD." This quarter anna was struck at the Calcutta mint 1903-06. The weight was reduced from 6.48 g in 1906 and thence to 4.72 g in 1909. A quarter anna was one sixty fourth of a rupee.
Recorded mintage: 17,408,000.
Specification: 6.48 g, copper, 25.3 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-501, S&W-7.165.
- 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.
- 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.