India 1905(c) 1/2 rupee
This specimen was lot 32269 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "British India. Edward VII Proof Restrike Half Rupee 1905-C, Calcutta mint, PF63 NGC, Brilliant white, with deeply mirrored fields and a few very light hairlines." The half rupees of Edward VII were struck 1904-10 and most dates are common. Proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 823,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.83 g, .917 silver, .171 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: SW-7.57, KM 507.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.