India 1919(c) 1/4 rupee
This specimen was lot 2912 in Stephen Album sale 37 (Santa Rosa, CA, June 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH INDIA: George V, 1910-1936, AR ¼ rupee, 1919 (c), lightly toned, NGC graded MS64." This type was struck 1911-36 in large numbers at Bombay and Calcutta. It is about the size of a dime tho it contained about 12¢ of silver. Both mints remain in operation today. In the 1950's and 1960's both mints restruck coins of the Raj for sale to collectors; many restrikes may be distinguished by rusty dies.
Recorded mintage: 26,135,000 + proofs.
Specification: 2.92 g, .917 fine silver, .086 troy oz ASW, 19.3-20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-518.
- 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 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.