India 1906 1/4 anna
The first specimen was lot 2740 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $41.65. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AE ¼ anna, 1906(c), NGC graded MS63 RB." The second specimen was lot 2741 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $47.60. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AE ¼ anna, 1906(c), NGC graded MS64 RB." This quarter anna was struck at the Calcutta mint in heavy (KM 501) and light (KM 502) versions. We combine them here into one page as they are identical in photographs, varying only in thickness. 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: KM 501: 47,229,000 plus a few proofs; KM 502: 115,786,000.
Specification: KM 501: 6.48 g, copper; KM 502: 4.83 g, bronze, 25.3 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-501, KM-502.
- 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.