East India Company – 1840

Obverse
Bust of Queen Victoria facing left, divided legend in English
Lettering: VICTORIA QUEEN
Engraver: William Wyon; W. W. incuse on truncation of neck

Reverse
Value within wreath in English and Urdu (Hasht Aanay), English legend outside wreath, date below. All within a toothed rim
Lettering:
EAST INDIA COMPANY
HALF RUPEE
1840

Item_No: 070
Locale: British India
Reign: East India Company
In the name of Queen Victoria
Date: 1840
Denomination: 1/2 Rupee
Currency: Rupee/Anna/Paisa
Composition: Silver (.917)
Mint: Calcutta
Shape: Round
Alignment: Regular
Size_Min: 24.2
Weight: 5.5
Other_Notes: Coin is very degraded. Type II is Divided legend on Obverse
References: KM#456.1

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