1943

BRITISH INDIA COINS
King George VI. 1943
1.

  1 Pice (1/4 Anna)

Metal: Bronze.   Weight: 1.94 gm.   Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 21.40mm. Shape: Round,
Large hole in center (9.5 mm approx)
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- 1 Pice, Large hole in center * Serpentine wreath of vine leaves *** H C ** Small Dot Bombay
- R C ** Diamond Bombay
- H C ** Dot Bombay
- H C ** Diamond Bombay
Note: * with only crown year 1943 and 2 Indian languages
** H C : High Crown. R C: Round Crown. Shape of the crown varies.
*** During 2nd world war there was a shortage of copper. To save the copper a big hole 9.5mm was created. People started using these coins has "washer's" in the coin.
   
2.

  1/2 Anna

Metal: Nickel Brass. Weight: 2.91 gm.Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 18.50mm.
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Portrait of King George VI, & Legend *** Large numeral 1/2 and deviding Anna, year 1943 with india Nill Calcutta
NOTE: * Only dashes by year no dots. ** Dashas by year and dots.
*** Outside the ornamental ring value expressed in 4 Indian languages.
3.

  1 Anna

Metal: Nickel-Brass. Weight: 3.88 gm. Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 20.50mm. Shape: Round and Scalloped

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- Portrait of King George VI, & Legend 1 Anna and India,
year 1943 ***
Nill Calcutta
- Dot ** Bombay

** Numeral 3 in the 1943 or of two size of small or Large. *** Outside the ornamental ring value expressed in 4 Indian languages.

4.

  2 Annas

Metal: Nickel-Brass. Weight: 5.83 gm. Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 21.4
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- Portrait of King George VI, & Legend

*** 2 Annas, 2 over and dividing word ANNAS, with INDIA and year 1943 below

Dot **

Bombay
 Note: ** Numeral 3 in the 1943 or of two size of small or big.
*** Within a serrated circle.
5.

  1/4 Rupee

Metal: Quarternary Alloy. Weight: 2.91 gm. Edge: Milled.
Diameter: 19.25mm.
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- Portrait of King George VI, & Legend 1/4 Rupee and India, year 1943, Within a floral wreath. M E Nill Calcutta
- S E Do Bombay
- S E Diamond Bombay
- S E Dot * Bombay
- M E L Raised * Lahore
- S E L Raised * Lahore
- S E L Raised Lahor

Note:  ME: Milled Edge, SE: Security Edge. * No serif on letters.

6.

  1/2 Rupee

Metal: Quarternary Alloy. Weight: 5.87 gm. Edge: Milled.
Diameter: 24.20mm.
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Portrait of King George VI, & Legend

Half Rupee and India, year 1943, Within a floral wreath

S E

Dot

Bombay

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S E

Dot

Bombay

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M E

L Raised *

Lahore

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S E

L Raised *

Lahore

Note:  ME: Milled Edge, SE: Security Edge. * No serif on letters.
7.

  1 Rupee

Metal: Quarternary Alloy.  Weight: 11.66 gm.  Edge: Security.
Diameter: 30.55mm.
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- Portrait of King George VI, & Legend One Rupee and India, year 1943 , Yek Rupiya, Within a floral wreath Diamond * Bombay
- Diamond ** Bombay
Large Head bottom flower is defferent. size of three varies mentioned above. Diamond Bombay
Mediaum Head bottom flower is defferent. size of three varies mentioned above. Diamond Bombay
Mediaum Head bottom flower is defferent. Diamond Bombay
* Medium Head and long teeth at the border. Numeral 3 in the 1943 or of two size of small or Large. ** Large Head, size of three varies mentioned above.
This coin made up of Quarternary Alloy with 50% Silver.

This list was prepared by Dr. Jinadatha

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