India 1904(c) 1/4 rupee

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28, lot 1759

This specimen was lot 1759 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 (Winter Park, FL, November 2020), where it sold for $48. The catalog description[1] noted, "Calcutta, India (British), 1/4 rupee, Edward VII, 1904, NGC MS 62. Bright white appearance without any toning." The quarter rupee struck during the Raj was about the size of a dime but contained about 12¢ of silver. All the Edward VII issues were struck at Calcutta except for a few made at Bombay in 1910.

Reported Mintage: 10,026,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.92 g, 0.917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: SW-7.80, KM-506.


  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 28, featuring the Dr. Peter Jones and John O'Brien collections, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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