India 1910(c) 1/2 rupee

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Stephen Album sale 37, lot 2898
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Stephen Album sale 37, lot 1319
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The first specimen was lot 2898 in Stephen Album sale 37 (Santa Rosa, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $95.20. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AR ½ rupee, 1910 (c), NGC graded AU55." The second specimen was lot 1319 in Stephen Album sale 37 (Santa Rosa, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $309.40. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AR ½ rupee, 1910 (c), nicely toned, rare in mint state! NGC graded MS62, R." The half rupees of Edward VII were struck 1904-10 and most dates are common. Proofs are rare. The Bombay mint contributed another 809,000.

Recorded mintage: 3,413,000 + proofs.

Specification: 5.83 g, .917 fine silver, .172 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-507.

Source:

  • 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]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.

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