India 1903(c) 1/4 anna
This specimen was lot 2897 in Stephen Album sale 37 (Santa Rosa, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $53.55. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AE ¼ anna, 1903 (c), PCGS graded MS63 RB." This quarter anna was struck at the Calcutta mint 1903-06. The weight was reduced to 4.83 g in 1906 and thence to 4.72 g in 1909. A quarter anna was one sixty fourth of a rupee.
Recorded mintage: 105,974,000 + proofs.
Specification: 6.48 g, bronze, 25.4 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM-501, S&W-7.157.
- 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 37, featuring the Gamal Amer Collection of Egyptian Coins and the Ahmed Sultan Collection of Ottoman Coins, Part II, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.