India 1919 1/4 anna

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72354
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This specimen was lot 72354 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "INDIA. 1/4 Anna, 1919-(C). Calcutta Mint. George V. NGC MS-63 Brown. An attractive example with lovely rich brown patina highlight[ed] by iridescent hues." The quarter anna was 1/64th of a rupee and was the largest bronze denomination struck under the predecimal system. It was struck in large numbers throughout the Raj until 1942. The 1919 is common and is available only from Calcutta. The absence of a dot below the date marks this as a product of the Calcutta mint.

Recorded mintage: 212,467,000.

Specification: 4.72 g, bronze, 25.4 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-512.


  • 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]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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