British India coinage under George V 1911-1936.
 
King Edward VII died on May 06, 1910 and was followed to the throne by his son King George V, who had his coronation on June 22, 1911. Coins were minted in India with the effigy of King George V from 1911 to 1936. Due to the increase in the price of silver caused by World War I (1914-1918) the silver 1/2 Rupee, 1/4 Rupee and 2 Annas were discontinued and new cupro-nickel coins introduced (8 Annas, 4 Annas and 2 Anna) to join the cupro-nickel one Anna coin. These new coins were not popular, though, so the 8 Annas and 4 Annas coins were discontinued shortly after introduction. The 1/4 Rupee and 1/2 Rupee silver coins quickly resumed production but 2 Annas remained in cupro-nickel.
 
  • Governor General and Viceroy of India 1910-1936
  • Edward VII died on 06 May 1910 and his elder son George V became the ruler till his death on 20 Jan 1936.
  • Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound...................18 Nov 1905 - 23 Nov 1910
  • He was known as 4th Earl of Minto (II).
  • Charles Hardinge, Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (II)......23 Nov 1910 - 04 Apr 1916
  • Frederic John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford.........04 Apr 1916 - 02 Apr 1921
  • Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Baron Reading of Erleigh...........02 Apr 1921 - 10 Apr 1925
  • He was known as Earl of Reading.
  • Victor Alexander George Robert Bulwer-Lytton (acting)...10 Apr 1925 - 03 Apr 1926
  • He was known as Earl of Lytton (II).
  • Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Baron (Lord) Irwin.......03 Apr 1926 - 29 Jun 1929
  • George Joachim (Lord) Goschen...........................29 Jun 1929 - 18 Apr 1931
  • He was known as Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst.
  • George Freeman Freeman-Thomas, Earl (Lord) Willingdon...18 Apr 1931 - 18 Apr 1936
    • Sir George Stanley (official during his absence)......May 1934 - Aug 1934 
  • Victor Alexander John Hope, Marquess of Linlithgow......18 Apr 1936 - 31 Mar 1937
  • Victor Alexander John Hope, Marquess of Linlithgow continued from 31 Mar 1937 as Governor-General and Crown Representative of India according to Indian Act of 1935 until 01 Oct 1943.
 
Currency: Rupee = 16 Annas = 64 Pice = 192 Pies (Mohur = 15 Rupees).
 
 
1/12 Anna (One Pie)
 
KM#509 1/12 Anna (Pie). Weight: 1.64g [1.58 - 1.70]. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 17.5 mm [17.30 - 17.50 mm]. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1923-1928 and 1936 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1921 and 1923-1936. 

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. Key date coin: 1926(C) with mintage: 4,147,200.

 

Year: 1912. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 25,937,897.

Year: 1913. Weight: 1.64g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 16,148,527.

Year: 1914. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 19,814,400.

Year: 1915. Weight: 1.55g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 20,563,200.

Year: 1916. Weight: 1.62g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 14,438,400.

Year: 1917. Weight: 1.66g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 35,174,400.

Year: 1918. Weight: 1.64g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 24,192,000.

Year: 1919. Weight: 1.66g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 17,472,000.

Year: 1920. Weight: 1.62g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 39,878,400.

Year: 1921. Weight: 1.56g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 19,334,400.

Year: 1923. Weight: 1.56g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 8,716,800.

Year: 1923. Weight: 1.65g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 8,428,800.

Year: 1924. Weight: 1.63g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 9,868,800.

Year: 1924. Weight: 1.57g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,200,000.

Year: 1925. Weight: 1.60g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 6,414,848.

Year: 1925. Weight: 1.62g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,817,600.

Year: 1926. Weight: 1.63g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 4,417,200.

Year: 1927. Weight: 1.57g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 6,787,776.

Year: 1929. Weight: 1.60g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 15,129,600.

Year: 1930. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,497,600.

Year: 1931. Weight: 1.60g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 18,278,400.

Year: 1932. Weight: 1.58g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 23,212,800.

Year: 1933. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 16,896,000.

Note: This coin is slightly larger than the rest of the coins.

Year: 1934. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 17,145,000.

Year: 1935. Weight: 1.59g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 19,142,400.

Year: 1936. Weight: 1.65g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 23,212,860.
 
 
1/2 Pice
 
KM#510 1/2 Pice. Weight: 2.40g [2.32 - 2.48g]. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 21.0 mm [21.00 - 21.20 mm]. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1936. 

Note: All Kolkata (Calcutta) mint issues, having no mint mark. Key date coin: 1925(C) with mintage: 3,980,800.

 

Year: 1917. Weight: 2.32g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 15,296,000.

Year: 1918. Weight: 2.38g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,244,800.

Year: 1919. Weight: 2.42g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 11,161,600.

Year: 1921. Weight: 2.40g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,233,600.

Year: 1923. Weight: 2.43g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,411,200.

Year: 1924. Weight: 2.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 9,523,200.

Year: 1925. Weight: 2.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 3,980,800.

Note: Key date with lowest mintage.

Year: 1926. Weight: 2.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,884,800.

Year: 1927. Weight: 2.46g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,888,000.

Year: 1928. Weight: 2.40g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,452,800.

Year: 1929. Weight: 2.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,654,000.

Year: 1931. Weight: 2.33g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 8,793,600.

Year: 1932. Weight: 2.42g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,440,000.

Year: 1933. Weight: 2.37g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 9,241,600.

Year: 1934. Weight: 2.40g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 8,947,200.

Year: 1935. Weight: 2.35g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 15,500,800.

Year: 1936. Weight: 2.39g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 26,726,400.
 
 
Quarter Anna (One Pice)
 
KM#512 Quarter Anna. Weight: 4.86g [4.82 - 5.13g]. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 25.0 mm [25.20 - 25.40 mm]. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1924-1928, 1930 and 1936 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1914, 1916-1920, 1925-1931 and 1933-1936 (1911 dated coins were called pig issue having mintage: 55,918,260 and 1921 dated coins only issued in Proof only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. Key date coin: 1916(C) with mintage: 1,632,000.

 

Year: 1913. Weight: 4.56g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 82,060,891.

Year: 1914. Weight: 4.49g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 40,576,000.

Year: 1917. Weight: 4.79g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 69,369,600.

Year: 1918. Weight: 4.88g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 84,044,800.

Year: 1919. Weight: 4.70g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 212,467,200.

Year: 1920. Weight: 4.63g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 96,019,200.

Year: 1926. Weight: 4.52g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 16,073,024.

Year: 1928. Weight: 4.64g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 10,056,640.

Year: 1929. Weight: 4.79g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 61,542,400.

Year: 1930. Weight: 4.74g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 40,697,600.

Year: 1931. Weight: 4.72g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,835,200.

Year: 1933. Weight: 4.73g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 40,230,400.

Year: 1934. Weight: 4.72g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 80,505,600.

Year: 1935. Weight: 4.82g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 92,595,200.

Year: 1936. Weight: 4.76g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 61,926,412.

Year: 1936. Weight: 4.84g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 227,500,800.
 
 
One Anna
 
KM#513 One Anna. Weight: 3.81g [3.77 - 4.03g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.0 mm [20.40 - 21.20 mm] - 12 sided shape. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Crowned bust facing left within circle. "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR" within inner circle. Reverse: A large numeral 1 dividing the word ANNA. Above the numeral is the word INDIA and below is the date. All within a decorative diamond. Along each outer side of the diamond is the value in one of four native languages: Urdu (top left), Telugu (top right), Nagri (bottom left) and Bengali (bottom right). All within a plain, raised rim. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1912-1920, 1923-1928 and 1935-1936 (1911 dated coins were called pig issue having unknown mintage) + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1919 (Proof only), 1924-1930 and 1933-1936.

Note: Until 1920, all were struck at the Mumbai (Bombay) without mint mark. From 1923 onwards, the
Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small, raised bead or dot below the date. Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark.
Key date coin: 1928(B) with mintage: 4,831,600.

 

Year: 1914. Weight: 3.90g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 48,000,000.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1915. Weight: 3.90g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 7,670,248.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1916. Weight: 3.80g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 39,087,087.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1917. Weight: 3.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 58,066,665.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1918. Weight: 3.83g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 80,692,469.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1919. Weight: 3.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 122,794,534.

Note: Without mint mark.

Year: 1920. Weight: 3.76g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 9,264,000.

Note: Without mint mark. 

Year: 1923. Weight: 3.77g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 7,124,690.

Year: 1924. Weight: 3.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 17,285,400.

Year: 1924. Weight: 3.70g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 16,640,000.

Year: 1925. Weight: 3.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 11,762,544.

Year: 1925. Weight: 3.73g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 22,388,000.

Year: 1926. Weight: 3.80g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 8,087,520.

Year: 1926. Weight: 3.76g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,440,000.

Year: 1927. Weight: 3.73g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 12,952,800.

Year: 1927. Weight: 3.90g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,296,000.

Year: 1928. Weight: 3.81g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 4,831,600.

Note: Key date with lowest mintage.

Year: 1928. Weight: 3.74g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 29,568,000.

Year: 1929. Weight: 3.78g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 42,200,000.

Year: 1930. Weight: 3.82g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 22,816,000.

Year: 1933. Weight: 3.83g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 17,432,000.

Year: 1934. Weight: 3.83g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 34,216,000.

Year: 1935. Weight: 3.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 41,112,130.

Year: 1935. Weight: 3.84g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 12,952,000.

Year: 1936. Weight: 3.88g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 107,136,114.
 
 
Two Annas
 
KM#515 Two Annas. Weight: 1.46g [1.44 - 1.48g]. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 15.0 mm [15.30 - 15.50 mm]. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1912-1915 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1917 (1911 dated coins were called pig issue having mintage: 16,760,000).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. Key date coin: 1912(B) with mintage: 2,462,092.

 

Year: 1913. Weight: 1.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,959,465.

Year: 1915. Weight: 1.45g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,942,728.

Year: 1917. Weight: 1.46g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 25,559,561.
 
KM#516 Two Annas. Weight: 5.82g [5.74 - 5.88g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.0 mm x 21.0 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Crowned bust facing left within circle. "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR" within inner circle. Date divided. design above and "INDIA" written below. Reverse: Large numeral 2 with the word ANNAS below and within a square composed of two plain lines. Along each outer edge of the square is the value in one of four native languages: Urdu (at the top), Telugu (at the bottom), Nagri (on the left side) and Bengali (on the right side). All within a plain, raised rim. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1918, 1920 (Proof only), 1923-1928 and 1935-1936 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1918-1920, 1923-1930 and 1933-1935 (1921 and 1922 were issued as Proof only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. This copper-nickel coin was introduced to replace the silver 2 Annas silver coin, due to the high cost of silver. Unlike the situation with the higher denomination coins, this coin was not discontinued and was minted through the end of the George V era.

 

Year: 1918. Weight: 5.78g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 9,190,658.

Year: 1918. Weight: 5.72g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 53,412,000.

Year: 1919. Weight: 5.68g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 89,040,000.

Year: 1920. Weight: 5.64g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,520,000.

Year: 1923. Weight: 5.59g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 6,430,690.

Year: 1925. Weight: 5.74g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 8,348,000.

Year: 1926. Weight: 5.74g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 2,927,448.

Note: Key date with lowest mintage.

Year: 1927. Weight: 5.83g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 4,835,400.

Year: 1927. Weight: 5.76g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,424,000.

Year: 1928. Weight: 5.69g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,352,000.

Year: 1934. Weight: 5.75g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,016,000.

Year: 1935. Weight: 5.87g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 21,016,608.

Year: 1936. Weight: 5.35g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 36,295,234.
 
 
Quarter Rupee = Four Annas
 
KM#518 Quarter Rupee. Weight: 2.92g [2.90 - 2.94g]. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 19.5 mm [19.00 - 19.50 mm]. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1912-1915, 1925, 1928 and 1936 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1919, 1926, 1929-1930, 1934 and 1936 (1911 dated coins were called pig issue having mintage: 2,244,798).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. Key date coin: 1915(C) with mintage: 851,618.

 

Year: 1916. Weight: 2.87g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,178,324.

Year: 1917. Weight: 2.84g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 21,071,637.

Year: 1918. Weight: 2.75g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 50,575,096.

Year: 1919. Weight: 2.84g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 26,135,436.

Year: 1928. Weight: 2.85g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 4,023,198.

Year: 1936. Weight: 2.82g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 9,864,211.
Note: Below are five varieties in Bombay 1936 issue:

01. No test marks behind bust.
02. One diamond test mark behind bust under O.
03. Two diamond test marks behind bust under E R.
04. Two diamond test marks behind bust under R O.
05. One diamond test mark behind bust under E R.

Year: 1936. Weight: 2.85g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 25,743,555.

Note: This coin is slightly larger than the rest of the coins.

 
KM#519 Four Annas. Weight: 6.80g [6.65 - 6.87g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.5 mm [24.00 - 25.50 mm] - 8 sided scalloped shape. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Crowned bust facing left within circle. "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR" above and "INDIA" with date below in outer circle. Reverse: Large numeral 4 with the word ANNAS below and within a square composed of two plain lines. Along each outer edge of the square is the value in one of four native languages: Urdu (at the top), Telugu (at the bottom), Nagri (on the left side) and Bengali (on the right side). All within a plain, raised rim. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1919-1921 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1919-1921 (1921 dated coin for Calcutta exists in proof only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot on the Value side of the coin at the bottom near the rim. Key date coin: 1921(B) with mintage: 1,219,100.

 

Year: 1919. Weight: 6.64g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 7,672,000.

Year: 1919. Weight: 6.44g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 18,632,006.

Year: 1920. Weight: 6.58g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 1,665,559.

Year: 1920. Weight: 6.45g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 18,191,051.
 
 
Half Rupee = Eight Annas
 
KM#522 Half Rupee. Weight: 5.83g [5.70 - 5.86g]. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 24.0 mm [24.00 - 24.60 mm]. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned and robed bust of the King facing left. B.M. in relief on the truncation of the shoulder with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1912-1919, 1922-1926, 1928 and 1936 (1915 dated issue exits in Proof only) + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1918, 1921-1927, 1929-1930, 1933-1934 and 1936 (1911 dated coins were called pig issue having mintage: 2,292,843 and 1918 dated coin for Calcutta exists in proof only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim. Key date coin: 1914(B) with mintage: 903,377.

 

Year: 1916. Weight: 5.66g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,880,231.

Year: 1917. Weight: 5.61g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 8,822,280.

Year: 1918. Weight: 5.63g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 10,324,667.

Year: 1919. Weight: 5.57g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 8,958,133.

Year: 1921. Weight: 5.69g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,803,600.

Year: 1922. Weight: 5.60g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,550,892.

Year: 1928. Weight: 5.75g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 4,049,500.

Year: 1933. Weight: 5.72g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 4,056,526.

Note: above mintage is also included for 1933/2 dated coin.

Year: 1936. Weight: 5.82g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 6,693,477.

Note: This coin is slightly smaller than rest of the coins.

Year: 1936. Weight: 5.78g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 16,919,542.
 
KM#520 Eight Annas. Weight: 7.77g [7.77 - 7.82g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25.5 mm [26.00 - 26.20 mm]. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Denomination and date within scallop, square surrounds. Languages: Urdu, Telugu, Nagri and Bengali. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left within circle. "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR" written above. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1919-1920 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1919-1920 (1920 coin exists in proof only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot on the Value side of the coin at the bottom near the rim. Key date coin: 1920(B) with mintage: 1,000,000. This coin was introduced in 1919 to replace the silver Half Rupee, because of the increased price of silver. It wasn't very popular and due a large number of counterfeits, it was discontinued in 1920 and withdrawn from circulation (it ceased to be legal tender in October 1924).

 

Year: 1919. Weight: 7.32g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 2,979,980.
 
 
Rupee
 
KM#523 Rupee. Weight: 11.66g [11.61 - 11.77g]. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 31.0 mm [30.40 - 30.80 mm]. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned and robed bust of the King facing left. B.M. in relief on the truncation of the shoulder with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1911 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1911.

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim.

 

Year: 1911. Weight: 11.54g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,143,125.

Year: 1911. Weight: 11.48g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 4,299,924.
An interesting story is about the so-called "Pig Rupee". On the 1911 issues of the Rupee, Half Rupee, Quarter Rupee, Two Annas and 1/4 Anna the King is shown wearing a robe with a small elephant on it. This elephant was thought to resemble a pig with the trunk appearing to be a pig snout and the short legs not appearing very elephant-like. This offended the religious sensibilities of many, so most of the Rupees minted for 1911 were withheld from circulation and later melted. The 1912 coins onwards had a redesigned elephant. The below coins dated 1911, also show the “Pig” elephant.
  • KM# 511 1/4 ANNA produced at Kolkata (Calcutta) mint only.
  • KM# 514 2 ANNAS produced at Kolkata (Calcutta) mint only.
  • KM# 517 1/4 RUPEE produced at Kolkata (Calcutta) mint only.
  • KM# 521 1/2 RUPEE produced at Kolkata (Calcutta) mint only.

Most of the people rejected the above design, therefore a updated elephant picture was replaced as shown from 1912 to 1936 on George V's coins.
 
KM#523 Rupee. Weight: 11.66g [11.61 - 11.77g]. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 31.0 mm [30.40 - 30.80 mm]. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination within circle, wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned and robed bust of the King facing left. B.M. in relief on the truncation of the shoulder with legends "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1912-1922 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1912-1920 and 1935-1936 (1935 and 1936 are proof issues only).

Note: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint issues have no mint mark. Mumbai (Bombay) Mint issues have a small raised dot below the date near the rim.

 

Year: 1912. Weight: 11.58g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 79,067,074.

Year: 1912. Weight: 11.48g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 45,122,132.

Year: 1913. Weight: 11.57g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 87,465,788.

Year: 1913. Weight: 11.57g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 75,800,163.

Year: 1914. Weight: 11.58g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 15,270,000.

Year: 1914. Weight: 11.61g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 33,100,150.

Year: 1915. Weight: 11.45g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,371,979.

Year: 1915. Weight: 11.49g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 9,900,139.

Year: 1916. Weight: 11.52g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 97,900,000.

Year: 1916. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 116,000,210.

Year: 1917. Weight: 11.60g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 151,582,659.

Year: 1917. Weight: 11.61g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 114,974,242.

Year: 1918. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 210,550,363.

Year: 1918. Weight: 11.61g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 205,120,246.

Note: Slightly rotated date side as shown.

Same as above, but a bubble behind the collar of the King. Weight: 11.49g

Year: 1919. Weight: 11.57g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 226,706,054.

Same as above, but a crack as shown with irregular mint dot. Weight: 11.65g.

Year: 1919. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 211,206,255.

Same as above, but a bubble in the King's crown and head. Weight: 11.62g.

Year: 1920. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 55,936,544.

Year: 1920. Weight: 11.88g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 50,500,199.

Note: Slightly heavier. Calcutta mint struck 1920 dated Rupees with frozen year in the following years:

  • 1920 (Mintage: 38,600,085)
  • 1921 (Mintage: 6,400,064)
  • 1922 (Mintage: 564,000)
  • 1923 (Mintage: 4,936,050)

Year: 1921. Weight: 11.54g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,115,121.

Year: 1922. Weight: 11.52g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 2,051,150.

Note: Key date coin with lowest mintage.

 
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