India 1904-B rupee
This specimen was lot 72349 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $85. The catalog description noted, "INDIA. Rupee, 1904-(B). Bombay Mint. PCGS MS-62 Gold Shield. Highly lustrous and argent, with brilliant surfaces and a light frosting to the devices." The rupees of Edward VII were struck 1903-10 and most dates are common. Proofs are rare. The Calcutta mint contributed an additional 58,339,000 in 1904.
Recorded mintage: 101,949,000.
Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine silver, .343 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-508; S&W-7.25; Prid-200.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.