Saturday, August 4, 2007

GEORGE VI COINS (1938-1947)

After the death of King George V his son, who would have been King Edward VIII, abdicated before the coronation. No coins were minted using his portrait. His brother the Duke of York was crowned King George VI in May 1937 and the first coin of India with his effigy was minted in 1938.

Half Silver Coins ?
After the price of silver started going up after the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the practice of hoarding silver coins became common. This led to reducing the use of silver in coins. The 1940 1/4-Rupee, 1/2-Rupee and One Rupee coins were reduced from 0.917 silver to 0.500 silver (there were a limited number of 1939 Rupees minted in 0.500 silver). Though not listed by Krause, D. Chakravarty reports 1940 1/4 Rupees exists in the earlier 0.917 silver version also.



One Rupee (1938-1947)
Y-57/57a/60 KM-555/556/557/557a/559

The Rupee was minted in Calcutta, Bombay and Lahore in 0.917 silver, 0.500 silver and Nickel with a reeded edge and later a security edge. There is no mint mark for Calcutta. The Bombay issues have a small dot or diamond on the reverse under the ornate (the lotus flower) near the bottom of the coin . The Lahore mint used a small "L" in the same position. When the composition switched to Nickel in 1947 a completely different reverse (an Indian tiger) was introduced.

The 1939 Rupee is one of the most rare and expensive Silver coins of the British India Period





1/2 Rupee (1938-1947)
Y-56a/56b/59 KM-549/550/550a/552/553

The 1/2 Rupee was minted in Calcutta, Bombay and Lahore in 0.917 silver, 0.500 silver and Nickel with a reeded edge and later a security edge. There is no mint mark for Calcutta. The Bombay issues have a small dot or diamond on the reverse under the ornate (the lotus flower) near the bottom of the coin .The Lahore mint used a small "L" in the same position. When the composition switched to Nickel in 1946 a completely different reverse (an Indian tiger) was introduced.

1/4 Rupee (1938-1947)
Y-55a/55b KM-544/544a/545/ 546/547/548

The 1/4 Rupee was minted in Calcutta, Bombay and Lahore in 0.917 silver, 0.500 silver and Nickel with a reeded edge and later a security edge. There is no mint mark for Calcutta. The Bombay issues have a small dot or diamond on the reverse under the ornate (the lotus flower) near the bottom of the coin .The Lahore mint used a small "L" in the same position. When the composition switched to Nickel in 1946 a completely different reverse (an Indian tiger) was introduced. There are several varieties in the obverse and two major varieties of the ornate (lotus flower) on the reverse.

Copper coins of George VI



1 Pice (Bronze) 1943-1947
Y-51/51a KM-532/533

The 1 Pice coin was only minted for five years, but it has three crown different varieties and was made at four different mints. It's shape is also unique, with the hole in the center (sometimes referred to as a "washer" shape). The obverse varieties are recognized by the crown design on the obverse designated Round Crown (RC), High Crown (HC) and Flat Crown (FC). A second difference is the size of the lettering and date numerals, small (Y-51, KM-532) and large (Y-51a, KM-533). The mint is designated by a mint mark just under the date on the obverse: Calcutta (no mint mark), Bombay (large dot), Pretoria, South Africa (small dot) and Lahore (raised "L"). Krause indicates in 1944 the Bombay mm appears to be a large dot over a diamond. My 1943 Bombay appears to have a double dot.

1/2 Pice (Bronze) 1938-1942
Y-49/49a KM-528/529

The Second Head variety was only struck as proof or restrikes, so only the First Head is shown here. It was only struck for circulation 1939-1940. It is reported by Krause that it was also struck in 1938 but none have been found in circulation. The 1/2 pice was struck in Calcutta (no mint mark) and Bombay (dot below date on reverse).


1/12 Anna (Bronze) 1938-1942
Y-47/47a KM-526/527

The 1/12-anna comes in two obverse varieties, First Head and Second Head. It is interesting that both varieties were used in 1938 and 1939. For both varieties, the 1938 strikes were proofs or restrikes, not circulation coins. The 1/12-anna was only minted through 1942 and was then discontinued.








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88 comments:

LMR said...
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LMR said...

Hi,

I would like to know what these coins are worth, now. My family are in possession of these coins. As they are sentimental,they were passed on to us by my late Grandfather.

Thanks in advance

bhavraj said...

another coin collection can be seen here:
http://kulraj-the-numismatist.blogspot.com/

Big B " A Think Tank " said...

Sir I am Balaji.V, Mechanical Engineer , i am a numismatist during my school days. I have a 1 rupee coin and a half a rupee coin with King George VI face on it issued on 1946-1947, can u say how much is the value of these coins at present.This was given to me by my grand father.i have Banana money issued by Japanese government in Malaysia during WWII.
Mail me the details to balajizworld@gmail.com

bar2049cr said...

I have a George VI King Emperor ONE RUPEE Silver INDIA 1938 COIN GOOD Condition. What is it's worth?

macrobin said...

Greetings-We have a 1943 Annas 2 coin. Not sure where my husband got this as he is a retired sea captain. We would appreciate any history about this coin and an indication of its worth. Thank you. Robyn H.

noel said...

nice coins

subu said...
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subu said...

Hi, Thanks for all the above info. Am having 1943 - 2 Anna coin. Can you pls letme know the approx auction value for the same.

Regards

Subash.R
subash_777@yahoo.com

s.v.ramani said...

sir what would be a 1945 one rupee George VI silver coin be worth??

ramani

ashish said...

i have a list of coins of george 6 coins. can i know the value of it..
1.1 anna(1942)
2.2 annas(1944)gold plated
3.2 annas(1941)silver plated
4.1/4 ruppee(1938)silver coin,bombay issue
5.half rupee(1939)silver coin,limited edition
6.half rupee(1947)with tiger at its back.
if anyone has idea abt it can mail me at grunz_ashish@yahoo.com

ashish said...

i have these coins of george vi
1.1 anna-1942
2.2anna-1944(gold plated)
3.2anna-1941(silver plated)
4.1/4 rupee coin-1939-made of silver
5.half ruppe coin-1939-made of silver
6.half rupee coin-1947-tiger at reverse......
anyone can tell me the value of my set.plz mail me at grunz_ashish@yahoo.com

ashish said...

i have these coins of george vi
1.1 anna-1942
2.2anna-1944(gold plated)
3.2anna-1941(silver plated)
4.1/4 rupee coin-1939-made of silver
5.half ruppe coin-1939-made of silver
6.half rupee coin-1947-tiger at reverse......
anyone can tell me the value of my set.plz mail me at grunz_ashish@yahoo.com

sowjanya said...
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sowjanya said...

i have
1)1 rupee 1947 geogre vi king emperor-2coins
2)one ana 1944
3)quarter rupee 1947
4)half anna 1944
5)one 12th ana 1939
can i know the value of these coins and also im intrested inselling them.

sarvesh said...

i hve many coins of it and i want to know theprices of it so please send me the price list at sarvesh_champ@yahoo.com

vvs said...

now, i have coins like
1) 1903 edward 7 coin 1 rs
2) 1918 george 5 coin 1 rs
3) 1944 george 6 coin 1\4 rs
4) 1889 victoria coin 1 rs
5) muslim coin i dont know what is written on it
i want to sell out this coin at best price,
i have lot of coins collection like edward 7 d. g. britt gold coin, ram seeta laxman big coin etc
i hope u will reply me.

godsgardner6711 said...

TO whom it may concern I have a coin that I have not seen from anyone. It is a 1946 GEORGE V1.THE BOOK I have says that this coin was never put in too circulation.I would like too know the value of this cion.

godsgardner6711 said...

My coin has no hole in it. And I don't think it's gold it is either copper or bronze.Could you please tell me the value of this coin. And I have a 1964 silver dime could you also tell me the value of this cion too thank you.

Rafiya said...

Sir,

I recently got a One Rupee Coin of George VI. I am a little skeptical about the genuineness of the coin. Could you please help me in this regard. Please let me know where I can send the pictures of this coin.

Thanks,
Nick

brunda said...
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brunda said...

i have 1945 george VI coin ,the hole in the middle ie 1 pice.and i hav 1951 one pice with a horse on it and one 1943 1 anna coin george VI king emperor coin .I would like to know what these coins are worth now.

Carolyn said...

Precious coins, coin collecting can be a very interesting and rewarding hobby.

Silver MLM

Aman said...

hello sir i have a coin of year 1939 i want to what is the value of the coin..
plz infrom me aman.mehrotra25@gmail.com

Aman said...
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Aman said...

hello
i have 1rs coin of 1939 i would like to know the value and if any buyer is there contact me...

aman.mehrotra25@gmail.com

aditi said...

pls tell me the value of coin george vi 1947.

aditi said...

pls tell me the value of coin george vi 1947.

Unknown said...

i have king george VI 1947 coin of 1 RS. please let me know the price i can fetch.nprakash0602@gmail.com

Lokesh Tiwari said...

I have a rupee coin of King George VI, 1947.
May I have the value of this coin.
Revert me at lokesh.tiwari@trigon.co.in

Ronak said...

Can any one tell me wht is the value of GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR ONE RUPEE 1944 Coin.

pls reply me on ronakzaveri7@gmail.com

Ronak said...

hi.. i m ronak

can any one tell me wht is the value of GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR HALF RUPEE 1964 Coin with TIGER on fornt..

pls reply me on ronakzaveri7@gmail.com

ganesh babu said...

I have a Half rupee coin of King George VI, 1944.
May I have the value of this coin.

pls reply to ganeshbabu.chess@gmail.com

Anita bilung said...

Is there any one want to bye 1 paisa made in 1944 GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR Coin.

kavita1002 said...

What is the price of george vi 1947 one rupee coin

mass said...

I have george vi 1anna coin with dated 1940 if anybody want contact me 9578038720 or masimscse@gmail.com and i also want to know the price of that coin can any 1 tell meif anybody want contact me 9578038720 or masimscse@gmail.com and i also want to know the price of that coin can any 1 tell me

PROJESH PAL said...

I Have The Collection Except The 2 Anna Coin.... But In 1(1947), 1/2(1947), 1/4(1946) Rupee Coin Have The Picture Of Lion Insist Of The Wreath.. The Whole Set Contains 7 Different Coins. If Any Body Interested May Contact projesh.romi@gmail.com

terry said...

Warfordterry@ymail.com. I have a 1945 George VI King Emperor 1 Anna coin and would like to know what the value is . Any help you can give me would be helpful. Thank you Terry.

terry said...

Would like to know about what the value of a 1945 George VI King Emperor coin is worth. Thank you Terry

terry said...

Warfordterry@ymail.com. I have a 1945 George VI King Emperor 1 Anna coin and would like to know what the value is . Any help you can give me would be helpful. Thank you Terry.

Prithvi Raj Rathore said...

Hi,
I'm having George vi King Emp. half Rupee 1943 and 1929. can anybody tell me the price. mail kingprithvi@gmail.com

swati said...
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swati said...

Do these coin are really a hype in the market...and they hold a good value. If yes, please let me know what would be the worth of King Goerge VI coins of 1re each.
Awaiting for reply at swandaa@gmail.com

Meg said...

any website to check the value of these coins?

kevoo said...

i have king george vi one rupee 1942 what its value

Himanshu said...

What is the price of george vi 1947 one rupee coin ?

Himanshu said...

What is the price of george vi king emperor 1947 one rupee coin ???
please tell me....

rohan said...

i have a coin of year 1939 i want to what is the value of the coin..
plz,,,letme know the present price and mail me information about this coin...
email-"rickysmacker20@gmail.com"

Jems said...

HI..
I AM JEMS..

I HAVE A GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR HALF ANNA COIN -(1944)
ANYBODY TELL ME....
PRESENT SELL VALUE OF THIS COIN....

CONTACT ME.....
udayrockstar.jems@gmail.com

bartvickers said...

I have a square 1/2 Anna coin that is dated 1943. I noticed that your post said they were only minted through 1942 and then discontinued. I am confused. Please enlighten me.

ravi jaiswal said...
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ravi jaiswal said...

Hi sir
i am ravi jaiswal from lucknow(UP)india
I have king george vi one rupee coin of year 1947 and lion at the back.
And i want to sale this coin...........
It is in a good condition. Ma,am if you wanna buy it then you can contact me
at 8960451094. My e-mail address is jaiswal17@hotmail.com.

Unknown said...

Namaste sir,
i want to sale antique coins of india & pakistan (51 coins of varous year):
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR one rupee silvr coins:
1940: 05coins,
1941:04coins,
1942:02coins,
1944:08coins,
1945: 20coins..
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR one quater anna 1939: 01coins.
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR one anna 1946: 01coins.
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR quater rupee with lion pic 1947: 01coin.
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR one quarter anna 1907: 01coin.
20paise with M.Gandhi pic: 02coins.
50paise J.Nehru pic: 01coins.
50paise 25silvr jublee pic: 01coins.
1/2 rupee govt of india 1954:01coins.
1anna 1949 govt of pakistan: 01coins.
10pice 1961 govt of pakistan: 01coins.
H.M. Mint Calcutta 4 anna: 01coins.
Sir i want sell it in combo rate so ples tell me wats the price.?
Contact me:-
08670934877
fbook Id dpalz4u@gmail.com
tenzinpaljor360@gmail.com

sudip pal said...

GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR one rupee silvr coins-1945:1coins

sudipghatal423@gmail.com

RAJIB GHOSH said...

i have one GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR half rupee silvr coin-1947.
i want to sale it contact me 9831289886

shisum lepcha said...

hello sir, i have GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR one rupee silver coin- 1941. could u kindly let me know the value of this coin. my e-mail id is- shisumlepcha@yahoo.com n my number is 9007642440

Mayank said...

i have a collection of 1943 and 1944 george vi king empror copper coins

one coin of bhutan 1977

please tell me values of it
mayunk50@yahoo.in

jayakumar R said...

i have 1935 copper coin 1/4 anna cost is 350 contact me if u r intrested 9629006671

shrikant sharma said...

Hi sir very good evening i have lots of coin and notes but i want to know it's real cost of coins like 1877 victoria empress silver coin rate

2) 1943 silver george vi silver coin rate and other 1940 to 45 silver coin rates please do me favour and tell me coin real cost thank you
regards
Shrikant

ANANYA SETT said...

hi sir
I am ananya,
I would like to know what these coins are worth
1/2 Rupee silver coin of george vi of year- 1939,1943,1944,1945
please help me.

ANANYA SETT said...

i have a list of coins of george 6 coins, can i know the value of it..

1)1/4 Rupee silver coin of year-1939,1940,1942,1943,1944,1945

2)1/12 anna of year 1939

mail me to
ananya.sett92@gmail.com

ANANYA SETT said...

hi sir
I am ananya,
I would like to know what these coins are worth
1/2 Rupee silver coin of george vi of year- 1939,1943,1944,1945
please help me.

shafiq mohamed said...

Hi sir

This is shafiq

I have George vi of year 1939 - 1/4 and 1942 - one rupee coins. I want to know the market value pls help me. My mail id. saifkhan610@gmail.com

Anita J Mullinax said...

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Naren Erra said...

hi sir i have one rupee george vi emperor coin year 1947 and half rupee coin with saame year andi have mughal kingdom coin u can olease tel me thte market valure of this coin

manoj kumar said...

I have a George VI King Emperor ONE RUPEE Silver INDIA 1940 COIN GOOD Condition. What is it's worth?
please send the details this is my mail id:manojtowin@gmail.com

manja said...

hi, i have
1. A half rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1946.
2. A half rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1947
3. A quarter rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1947
please someone tell me its values to my email ibungcha22@gmail.com

manja said...

hi, i have
1. A half rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1946.
2. A half rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1947
3. A quarter rupee GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR backside tiger 1947
please someone tell me its values to my email ibungcha22@gmail.com

dinesh anglani said...

i have one rupee coin of george 6 1940 what is the value of coin

Paresh Jawalkar said...

I have quarter rupee coin of George VI year-1947- please tell me its price

Paresh Jawalkar said...

Hi, Im Paresh Jawalkar
I have quarter rupee coin of George VI year-1947,What its value?

Rakesh Kumar said...

sir i have a coin of George vi 1944
please show it price at present
rakuanshu1979@gmail.com

Rakesh Kumar said...

sir i have a coin of George vi 1944
please show it price at present
rakuanshu1979@gmail.com

Rakesh Kumar said...

sir i have 1 re coin of george vi 1944
what is its price

Rakesh Kumar said...

sir i have 1 re coin of george vi 1944
what is its price

Kgeorge Pienyii said...

Sir, I want to sale the coins that I have in possession:
1. 1812 half Anna east India copper coin
2. 1919 hanuman coin
3. 1840 queen Victoria 1 rupee coin
4. 1942 king George 6 1 rupee coin
5. 1818 hanuman coin
6. 1835 half Anna two lion holding flags
7. 1835 half Anna cross flag
8. 1939 one rupee coin king George 6

Unknown said...

i have king george VI 1947 coin of 1 RS. please let me know price.. one with tiger on back and 1 more same period coin of copper or bronze Rs 1. Coin...

Pls pls tell me the price of these two coins. . My iD chitresh.55@gmail.com

daphilahun kharlukhi said...

I recently got a 1947 king george half rupee coin, could you kindly let me know its current value.

daphilahun kharlukhi said...

I recently got a 1947 king george half rupee coin, could you kindly let me know its current value.

daphilahun kharlukhi said...

I recently got a 1947 king george half rupee coin, could you kindly let me know its current value.

daphilahun kharlukhi said...

I recently got a 1947 king george half rupee coin, could you kindly let me know its current value.

Chimmon Bhattacharjee said...

can any one tell me what is the value of 1942-One Rupee - G VI King - Counter mark-PGAH coin ?

Nabin Mahata said...

hi,
i have 5 coin(king george vi coins)
so please tell me value of coins

Nabin Mahata said...

hi,
i have 5 coin(king george vi coins)
so please tell me value of coins

pradeep rastogi said...

I have a george VI Emperor One Quater Anna 1938 in excellent condition. What is current value.

rockey said...

i have one rupee coin king george vi emperor.. in well condition, year of 1944.. and specially its working in lighting test...
contact me 9773494187
amol

rockey said...

i have one rupee coin king george vi emperor.. in well condition, year of 1944.. and specially its working in lighting test...
contact me 9773494187
amol

murali g reddy said...

Contact me with a reasonable price for d 3rd and the 5th coin.