India 1910 1/12 anna
This specimen was lot 2729 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $71.40. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AE 1/12 anna, 1910(c), lustrous surface with iridescent purple hue, a gorgeous example, NGC graded MS65 RB." This type was struck at Calcutta 1906-10 and replaced a copper type (KM 497) of 1903-06. There may have been a reduction in weight as well.
Recorded mintage: 23,520,000.
Specification: bronze, 17.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-498.
- 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.