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Half Rupee King Edward VII British India Coins

Compared to the one rupee King Edward British Indian coins, the half rupee coins are of lesser mintage hence are more expensive. It weighs 5.8300 g.,0.9170 silver.1719oz ASW. The obverse has the legend of : EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR. Note that the Calcutta Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai(Bombay) Mint issues have a […]

1 Rupee 1911 King George V Silver Coin

This One(1) Rupee 1911 George VI King and Emperor Silver is an interesting coin as the actual mintage is far below the published one. Originally 9.4m pieces were struck but only 700,000 pieces survived as the balance have been withdrawn and melted. This is because the coin were rejected by the public  as the elephant […]

8 Annas 1919 & 1920 King George V India Coin

This is a copper nickel coin. The obverse has the legend of the portrait of King George V King Emperor.  The coins are minted at two places-Calcutta & Mumbai(Bombay)  mints.The Calcutta Mint issues coins with no mintmark and  Mumbai(Bombay) Mint issues coins with a small dot on the reverse at the bottom near the rim. This 1919 issues […]

Kushan Kanishka AV Stater (c.AD130-158), a Buddha standing on reverse

Kushan Kanishka AV Stater (c.AD130-158), a Buddha standing on reverse The Kushans , a Central Asian people who had settled in Afghanistan during the second sentury BC, extended their empire into India during the late first century AD. By the end of the second century AD their coinage was well established in Northern India and […]

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