British India coinage under Victoria 1862-1901.
 
At his death, William IV had no surviving legitimate children, though he was survived by eight of the ten illegitimate children he had by the actress Dorothea Jordan, with whom he cohabited for 20 years. William was succeeded in the United Kingdom by his niece, Victoria. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was born at Kensington palace in London on 24 May 1819. She started the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 01 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg. Both the Duke of Kent and the King George III died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne at the age of 18 after her father's three elder brothers died without surviving legitimate issue. The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively few direct political powers. Privately, she attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. She married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their 9 children and 26 of their 34 grandchildren who survived childhood married into royal and noble families across the European monarchy continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe". After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration. Her reign of 63 years and 7 months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover; her son and successor King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

After the Indian Mutiny in 1857, the government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown and in 1877, Victoria became Empress of India. Her empire also included Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa. The coins issued after 1840 bore the portrait of Queen Victoria. The first coinage under the crown was issued in 1862 and in 1877 Queen Victoria assumed the title the Empress of India.

 
  • Governor General and Viceroy of India 1858-1901
  • As East India Company was dissolved on 30 Oct 1858, Queen Victoria became the ruler of British India until her death on 22 Jan 1901.
  • Charles John Canning, Viscount Canning..................01 Nov 1858 - 21 Mar 1862
  • From 1859, he was known as Charles John Canning, Earl Canning.
  • James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (I)......................21 Mar 1862 - 20 Nov 1863
  • Sir Robert Cornelis Napier (acting).....................21 Nov 1863 - 02 Dec 1863
  • He was known as Baron Napier of Magdala
  • Sir William Thomas Denison (acting).....................02 Dec 1863 - 12 Jan 1864
  • Sir John Laird Mair (Lord) Lawrence.....................12 Jan 1864 - 12 Jan 1869
  • Richard Southwell Bourke, Earl of Mayo..................12 Jan 1869 - 08 Feb 1872
  • Sir John Strachey (acting)..............................09 Feb 1872 - 23 Feb 1872
  • Francis Napier, Baron of Ettrick (acting)...............24 Feb 1872 - 03 May 1872
  • He was known as Lord Napier of Merchistoun
  • Thomas George Baring, Viscount Baring of Lee............03 May 1872 - 12 Apr 1876
  • He was known as  Baron Earl of Northbrook
  • Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Baron Lytton......................12 Apr 1876 - 08 Jun 1880
  • He was known as Baron, 1st Earl of Lytton I
  • George Frederick Samuel Robinson, Marquess of Ripon.....08 Jan 1880 - 13 Dec 1884
  • Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood.....................13 Dec 1884 - 10 Dec 1888
  • He was known as Earl of Dufferin (Marquess of Dufferin and Ava)
  • Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of Lansdowne..........10 Dec 1888 - 11 Oct 1894
  • Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (II)..........11 Oct 1894 - 06 Jan 1899
  • George Nathaniel (Baron Marquess) Curzon of Kedleston...06 Jan 1899 - 18 Nov 1905
 
Currency: Rupee = 16 Annas = 64 Pice = 192 Pies (Mohur = 15 Rupees).
 
Legend: "Queen Victoria" on British India coins from 1862-1876.
 
Quarter Anna (One Pice)
 
KM#467 Quarter Anna. Weight: 6.38g [6.40-6.57g]. Metal: Copper. Diameter: 25.20 mm - 26.30 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras). Obverse: Date and denomination "ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA" with date below, all within a dotted circle. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1862 and 1875-1876 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1862 and 1874-1876 + Chennai (Madras): 1862.

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a single flower at right on bottom panel.
    • Bust B - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a flower at left and right on bottom panel. Tiny raised v on bottom center of bust. Floral design of dress differs.
  • DESIGN OF DATE SIDE
    • REVERSE I - Leaf below the first and last digit of date.
    • REVERSE II - Leaf below center of date.
  • MINT
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint -
      • Issues of 1862 have A/I with diameter 26.2-26.3 mm, A/I with V raised on bottom center of the bust and B/II with diameter 25.3-25.4 mm.
      • Issues from 1874 onwards are Type B/II.
      • Most 1879-1887 issues have a tiny incuse "C" on a bead of the inner circle below the center of the date.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint -
      • Issues of 1862 have A/I, V incuse on point of shoulder 25.5mm and another type with A/I dot below date 25.5mm.
      • Issues of 1875-76 have bust A and Reverse I (A/I).
      • From 1877 onwards are type B/I.
    • Madras (Chennai) Mint - 1862 type A/I with diameter 25.5 mm.

Note: The initial 1862 dated Calcutta 1/4 Annas were struck with a diameter of 26.2 - 26.3 mm (Type A/I). With the opening of the new Calcutta copper mint in 1865 the 1/4 Annas were struck with a diameter of 25.3 - 25.4 mm and a tiny raised v on the bottom center of the bust. Probably only a month or so later Calcutta began to strike coins with a new obverse and reverse (Type B/II). This type was used by Calcutta for the remaining Victorian period. Proofs and restrikes dated 1862 occur from pattern dies with 4-3/4 panels with a different floral design dress.

Key date coin: KM#467 (1862-1876) is 1862(b) A/I dot below date 25.5 mm with mintage 2,366,000.

 

Year: 1862. Weight: 6.29g. Mint: Chennai (Madras). Mintage: 186,226,560.

Note: Bust A with Reverse Type I. Diameter: 25.50 mm without v on point of shoulder.

Same as above coin, but...

Weight: 6.55g.

Unclear line which holds the berry above the leaf at "O". This coin is also slightly off-flan from the reverse side.

Some features of the above coin:

Two leaves below the date on the first and last digit.

No border line as shown

Clearer line which holds the berry above the leaf at "O" as shown.

Four panels in dress with one flower on the right side of the bottom panel.

No "v" at the on ground-line of bust / dress.

No "v" at the point of the shoulder.

 
Half Anna
 
KM#468 Half Anna. Weight: 12.88g. Metal: Copper. Diameter: 30.50 - 31.30 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras). Obverse: Date and denomination "HALF ANNA INDIA" with date below, all within a dotted circle. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1862 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1862 and 1875-1876 + Chennai (Madras): 1862.

Note: 1862 dated issues were struck at all three mints using Obverse A and Reverse I (A/I). They may be attributed according to size. Later 1862 dated Calcutta issues use Bust B and Reverse II (B/II). The designations of Bust A, B and C have been changed to correspond with designations in “Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 4, Vol. 2” by F. Pridmore.

Key date coin: 1875(C) with mintage: 1,145,600.

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of dress has 4-1/2 panels with no flowers on bottom incomplete panel.
    • Bust B - Front of dress has 4 panels (having just slightly small decoration below 4th panel) with a small flower at upper left and large flower at right on bottom panel. Floral design of dress differs from Bust A. Tiny raised v on bottom left of bust.
    • Bust C - Front of dress has 4-3/4 panels with a single flower in center of bottom incomplete panel. An enlarged bust with floral design similar to Bust B.
  • DESIGN OF DATE SIDE
    • REVERSE I - Slant top 1 in date and narrow spaced “ANNA”.
    • REVERSE II - Flat top 1 in date and wide spaced “ANNA”.
  • MINT
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint - Diameter 31.3 mm.
      • 1862 Type A Bust, Type 1 Reverse.
      • 1862 Type B Bust, Type II Reverse.
      • 1862 Type C Bust, Type II Reverse.
      • 1875 Type B Bust, Type II Reverse.
      • 1876 Type B Bust, Type II Reverse.
      • Issues from 1877 onward are Type C/II. 1877 Calcutta issues also have short, wide 7's in date. 1879 Calcutta issues have a tiny incuse “C” on a bead of the inner circle below the center of the date.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint - Diameter 30.5 mm.
      • 1862 Type A Bust, Type I Reverse.
      • Issues from 1877 onward are Type B/II. 1877 Bombay issues also have tall, narrow 7's in date. This type 7 appears on most Bombay issues but not on any denomination of the Calcutta Mint.
    • Madras (Chennai) Mint - 1862 Type A Bust, Type I Reverse. Diameter 30.7 mm.
 

Year: 1862. Weight: 12.51g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 4,802,496.

Note: Diameter: 30.5 mm. Type Bust A with  Reverse type I (Slant top of 1 in date).

 
Two Annas
 
KM#469 Two Annas. Weight: 1.46g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 15.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras). Obverse: Denomination in English "TWO ANNAS INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned "Bust A" facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1862 and 1874-1876 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1862 and 1874-1876 + Chennai (Madras): 1862 (differentiated through size).

Key date coin: 1875(B) with mintage: 1,712,000.

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of dress has 4 panels. The bottom panel has 3 leaves at left and a small flower at upper right.
    • Bust B - Front of dress has 3-1/2 panels. The bottom incomplete panel has only 3 leaf tops.
  • DESIGN OF DATE SIDE
    • REVERSE I -  Large top flower; 2 large petals above the base of the top flower are long and curved downward (Curved Spikes).
    • REVERSE II - Small top flower; 2 large petals above the base of the top flower are short and horizontal (Straighter Spikes).
  • MINT
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint - Issues dated 1862-1878 are 15.3-15.4 mm in diameter and have no mint mark. From 1879 the mint mark is a tiny incuse “C” on the whorl below the center of the bottom flower. The 1877 issue with a bead in the tip of the top flower is attributed to Calcutta based on its diameter of 15.4 mm.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint - Issues dated 1862-1876 are 15.7-15.9 mm in diameter and until 1876 have no mint mark. From 1876-1884 the mint mark is a raised dot above the bottom flower. From 1884 the mint mark is a small “B” incuse or raised on the stem of the top flower.
    • Madras (Chennai) Mint - Issues dated 1862 are 16 mm in diameter.
 

Year: 1862. Weight: 1.38g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 21,037,000.

Note: Bust A with Reverse I.

 
 
Quarter Rupee = Four Annas
 
KM#470 Quarter Rupee. Weight: 2.92g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras). Obverse: Denomination in English "1/4 RUPEE INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds from both sides. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1862 and 1874-1876 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1862 and 1874-1876 + Chennai (Madras): 1862 (probably differentiated through slightly larger size).

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a single flower at right on bottom panel.
    • Bust B - Front of the dress has 3-3/4 panels with a flower at center on incomplete bottom panel. 1862 and 1874-1876 coins do not have this type.
    • Bust C - Front of the dress has 3 panels with a flower at left on bottom panel. 1862 and 1874-1876 coins do not have this type.
  • DESIGN OF DATE SIDE (not valid for 1862 and 1874-1876 issues)
    • REVERSE I - The two large petals above the base of the top flower are long and curved downwards; long stroke between "1/4".
    • REVERSE II - The two large petals above the base of the top flower are short and horizontal; short stroke between "1/4".
  • MINT
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint - Issues dated 1862-1878 have no mint mark. The diameter of the coins is 19.2 - 19.4 mm and with coarse milling. From 1879 the mint mark is a tiny incuse "C" on the whorl below the center of the bottom flower.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint - Issues dated 1862, 1875 and 1876 have no mint mark. These have a diameter of 19.7 - 19.8 mm and the milling is narrow. The coins dated 1874, 1877-1883 have as mint mark a small bead directly above the bottom flower. From 1884 the mint mark is a small "B" raised or incuse on the stem of the top flower.
    • Chennai (Madras) Mint - Issues dated 1862 have a diameter of 19.9 to 20.0 mm with coarse milling. 1862 issues of Madras also have the first I in VICTORIA as numeral "1".

Key date coin: 1876(B) with mintage: 1,427,000.

 
Common features of 1862 and 1874-1876 issues: If any of these features are missing then it is a proof or rare issue.

Bust A - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a single flower at right on bottom panel. Dress style and inverted "v" as highlighted in red. Tilted Leaf on the left side of the date.
 

Year: 1862. Weight: 2.89g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 11,390,000.

Note: No mint mark with diameter 19.7-19.8 mm. Bust A and reverse I type. Reeded edge.

Same as above coin but slightly off-flan from sides, making one side slightly rotated as shown.

Weight: 2.80g.

Year: 1875. Weight: 2.83g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 2,796,640.

Note: No mint mark with diameter 19.2-19.4 mm. Bust A and reverse I type. Coarse milling edge.

Year: 1875. Weight: 2.74g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,238,840.

Note: No mint mark with diameter 19.7-19.8 mm. Bust A and reverse I type. Reeded edge.

Year: 1876. Weight: 2.74g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 6,457,480.

Note: No mint mark with diameter 19.2-19.4 mm. Bust A and reverse I type. Coarse milling edge.

 
 
Rupee
 
KM#473.1 Rupee. Weight: 11.66g. Year: 1862. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras). Obverse: Denomination in English "ONE RUPEE INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds from both sides. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA".

Note: 1862 Rupee has 42 varieties known. Key date coin: B/II 0/6 and A/II 2/0 are known as rare coins.

Wyon's dies for the new coinage were dispatched to India in August 1861. However, upon arrival they were found to be technically inadequate for use in the Indian mints and new matrices had to be produced in Calcutta. Act XIII authorized the new coinage in April 1862, declaring the coins current from 1st November.

In 1893, the Times of India published an article clarifying the purpose of the dots found on some of the 1862 dated rupees. The article states that the Bombay Mint used a number of dots to indicate the year of manufacture, one dot for 1863 and eleven dots for 1873.

  • Bombay Mint: Diameter 30.7 - 30.9 mm.
  • Calcutta Mint: Diameter less than 30.7 mm.
  • Madras Mint: Diameter 30.9 - 31.0 mm. Madras mint was closed in 1867 and only two types of Rupee coins are known as 1862 B/II 0/0 and 1862 B/IIa 0/0.
 
Three major difference in Bust's panels of Jabot and Four main difference in Flower:
 

Bust A: 3.75 panels of Jabot. Front of dress has 3-3/4 panels with a small flower at left on bottom of incomplete panel. Found on 1862 varieties and on 1874 to 1901 issues.

Bust B: 4 panels of Jabot. Front of dress has 4-1/4 panels with a small flower at right on bottom complete panel, floral design of dress differs.  Found on 1862 varieties only.

Bust C: 3.33 panels of Jabot. Similar to Bust A, but shorter at the bottom. Front of the dress has 3-1/3 or 3-1/2 panels. Found on 1862 varieties of C/I 1/2 and C/II 1/2 and on 1874 to 1901 issues.

  Flower Type I: The top flower is open and has Curved Spikes. Flat top 1 in date.

  Flower Type II: The top flower has Points Upwards. Dot at the base of the flower. No bud in the volute pointing to the last E in RUPEE. Slant top 1 in date.

Flower Type IIa: The top flower has Points Upwards. Pineapple shape at the base of the flower. Secondly there is also a pineapple shape bud in the volute pointing to the last E in RUPEE. Slant top 1 in date.

This type is only seen on 1862 A/IIa 0/0 of Calcutta mint and 1862 B/IIa 0/0 of Bombay or Madras mint. Both these coin were produced in 1862.

  Flower Type II variant: Only found in some types of 1878 A/II dot Rupee coins from Bombay mint. It has larger dot with three small stems above the large dot. Slant top 1 in date.

  Flower Type III: The top flower is half open and has Angular Spikes. Flat top 1 in date.

This type is only seen on 1862 A/III 0/0 and 1862 B/III 0/0 coins only, both produced by Calcutta mint in 1862.

Flower Type IV: Smaller in size than Type II and is usually referred as top flower with Squarer Spikes. This type was reported by W.A.T. Aves in 1984 in Seabys Coins and Metals Bulletin. This type so far exists on Bombay Rupees as A/IV dot in the years 1879, 1880, 1881 and 1882 only. This type is recognizable as it has three large petals on the left side of the date instead of five petals in Type II. Slant top 1 in date.
 
Minor eight difference:
 

v in the center of Bodice, usually on Bust A types. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901. v on Left of Bodice, usually on Bust B types. Found on 1862 varieties. No v on Bust C types as it is already shortened from the bottom. Found on 1862 varieties, and 1874-1901.

Crescent on Point of Shoulder. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

No Crescent on Point of Shoulder. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

NO IMAGE

Bud Cone above E of ONE. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901. Pineapple Cone above E of ONE. Found on some 1862 varieties of Flower Type IIa. Plain Cone above E of ONE. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

No Cone by E of RUPEE. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

Pineapple Cone by E of RUPEE. Found on 1862 varieties of Flower Type IIa only.

Hair at nape of the neck consists of four strands of equal length. Produced by Bombay Mint for some circulated coins from 1885-1893 and 1897-1898. Calcutta Mint for 1882 Proof issue, 1885 Proof issue and 1888 circulated issue. Before 1885 issues are not documented.

Hair at nape of the neck consists of four strands, two lower of them are longer than the upper ones. Calcutta Mint for some circulated issues from 1887, 1889-1893, 1897-1898 and 1900-1901. 1894 Proof issue by Calcutta mint and 1899 Proof issue by Bombay mint.

Round pearls in crown. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

Elongated pearls in crown. Found on 1862 varieties. They might probably exists in some 1874-1901 issues but are not documented.

Single Curve in Crown. Found on 1862 varieties and 1874-1901.

Double Curve in Crown. Found on 1862 varieties. They might probably exists in some 1874-1901 issues but are not documented.

NO IMAGE

NO IMAGE

Embroidery of the bodice in High Relief. Found on 1862 varieties.

Embroidery of the bodice retouched. Found on 1862 varieties.

 
 

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.53g. Mint: Chennai (Madras). Mintage: N/A (Common).

Type A bust, type I flower design, Zero dot above and Zero dot below. = 1862 A/I 0/0 [produced in 1862-1863].

Note: Flat top of "1" in date.

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.48g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 215,223,391.

Type A bust with type IIa flower design with pineapple design above last E in Rupee. Zero dot above and Zero dot below = 1862 A/IIa 0/0 [produced in 1862-1863].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.48g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 73,178,400 (including 0/3 and 2/3 dot varieties).

Clumsy legends on both sides. Abnormal spaces in between QUEEN VICTORIA characters.

Type B bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Three dot below = 1862 B/II 0/3 [produced in 1865].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.47g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 24,996,284 (including A/I 0/4, A/II 0/4, B/I 0/4, B/II 0/4, A/II 2/4 and B/II 2/4).

Type A bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Three dot below = 1862 A/II 0/4 [produced in 1866].

Same as above coin but having different dot arrangements. Collectors have claim to notice more than 20 varieties based on these four dots. Weight: 11.49g.

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.47g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 25,801,270 (including dots in curved and straight line varieties).

Type A bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Three dot below = 1862 A/II 0/5 [produced in 1868].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.43g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 25,902,590.

Type A bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Three dot below = 1862 A/II 0/6 [produced in 1868].

Same as above coin but having different dot arrangements. Weight: 11.56g.

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.50g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 28,095,630.

Type A bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Eleven dot below = 1862 A/II 0/10 [produced in 1872].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.52g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 4,063,323 (including A/II 0/12, A/I 1/2, A/II 1/2, C/I 1/2, C/II 1/2 and A/I 1/11).

Type A bust, type II flower design, Zero dot above and Twelve dot below = 1862 A/II 0/12 [produced in 1874].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.43g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 76,017,394.

Type B bust, type II flower design, One dot above and Zero dot below = 1862 B/II 1/0 [produced in 1863].

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.36g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 55,709,446 (including A/II 0/2, A/II 2/0 and B/II 2/0).

Type B bust, type II flower design, Two dot above and Zero dot below = 1862 B/II 2/0 [produced in 1864].

Same as above coin but having different dot sizes. Weight: 11.56g.

Year: 1862. Weight: 11.43g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A.

Type B bust, type II flower design, Three dot above and Zero dot below = 1862 B/II 3/0 [produced in 1864]. A tiny dot under the large left dot.

 
Besides the above 11 coins (excluding variations in dots), there are 31 more coins dated 1862 as follow (sorted according to dot patterns):
  • A/II 0/0 Bombay [produced in 1862-1863]
  • A/III 0/0 Calcutta [produced in 1862-1863]
  • B/II 0/0 Calcutta smaller than 30.7mm with round pearls in crown [produced in 1862-1863]
  • B/II 0/0 Bombay 30.7-30.9 mm elongated pearls in crown with flat relief [produced in 1862-1863]
  • B/II 0/0 Madras 30.9-31.0 mm elongated pearls in crown with high relief [produced in 1862-1863]
  • B/IIa 0/0 Bombay or Madras [produced in 1862-1863]
  • B/III 0/0 Calcutta [produced in 1862-1863]
  • A/II 0/1 Bombay [produced in 1873]
  • A/II 0/2 Bombay [produced in 1864]
  • A/I 0/4 Bombay [produced in 1866]
  • B/I 0/4 Bombay [produced in 1866]
  • B/II 0/4 Bombay [produced in 1866]
  • B/II 0/6 Bombay [produced in 1869] - rare coin
  • A/II 0/7 Bombay [produced in 1869]
  • B/II 0/7 Bombay [produced in 1869]
  • A/II 0/8 Bombay [produced in 1870]
  • A/II 0/9 Bombay [produced in 1871]
  • A/II 1/1 Bombay [produced in 1873]
  • A/I 1/2 Bombay [produced in 1874]
  • A/II 1/2 Bombay [produced in 1874]
  • C/I 1/2 Bombay [produced in 1874]
  • C/II 1/2 Bombay [produced in 1874]
  • A/II 1/7 Bombay top dot in normal position [produced in 1872]
  • A/II 1/7 Bombay top dot in top flower [produced in 1872]
  • A/II 1/10 Bombay top dot in normal position [produced in 1873]
  • A/II 1/10 Bombay top dot in top flower [produced in 1873]
  • A/I 1/11 Bombay [produced in 1873]
  • A/II 2/0 Bombay [produced in 1864] - rare coin
  • B/II 2/3 Bombay [produced in 1865]
  • A/II 2/4 Bombay [produced in 1866]
  • B/II 2/4 Bombay [produced in 1866]
 
KM#473.2 Rupee. Weight: 11.66g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Denomination in English "ONE RUPEE INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds from both sides. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "QUEEN VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1874-1876 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1874-1876.

Note: 1874-1876 Rupee has nine varieties known.

 

Year: 1874. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 28,508,566.

Type A bust, type II flower design without mm and without dot = 1874 A/II.

Note: "A/II dot" also exits from Bombay mint with mintage included above. Slant top of "1" in date.

Year: 1874. Weight: 11.39g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 15,013,834.

Type A bust with type I flower design = 1874 A/I.

Note: Flat top of "1" in date.

Year: 1875. Weight: 11.55g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 19,359,597.

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1875 A/II dot.

Note: "A/II without dot" and "C/II" also exits from Bombay mint with mintage included above.

Year: 1875. Weight: 11.57g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 11,631,951.

Type A bust with type I flower design = 1875 A/I.

Year: 1876. Weight: 11.39g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 28,949,037.

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1876 A/II dot.

Year: 1876. Weight: 11.53g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 12,001,264.

Type A bust with type I flower design = 1876 A/I.

 
 
 
Legend: "Queen Empress" on British India coins from 1877-1901.
 
 
1/12 Anna (One Pie)
 
KM#483 Twelfth Anna. Weight: 2.15g. Metal: Copper. Diameter: 17.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and  Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination "1/12 ANNA INDIA" with date below, all within a beaded circle that is, in turn, surrounded by a serpentine wreath of oak leaves. All surrounded by a raised, toothed rim. Reverse: Crowned and robed bust of the Queen facing left. Divided legend: VICTORIA EMPRESS. All within a raised, toothed border. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877, 1881, 1883-1884 and 1886-1889. 1891, 1893 and 1899 exists as Proof issue. + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1878, 1882-1883 and 1885-1901.

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of dress has 4-1/3 panels with a flower at center on bottom panel.
    • Bust B - Front of dress has 4 panels with a flower at right on bottom panel.
  • MINT - 1/12 Anna dated 1862 were minted at Calcutta, Bombay, and Madres using Bust A. They may be attributed according to sizes for 1862 and 1874-1876 issues. Proofs and restrikes dated 1862 occur struck from pattern dies with 4-3/4 panels and a different dress floral design and a wreath with 5 small 6-pointed stars on the other side.
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint - Issues of 1862 and 1874-1876 are 17.40-17.50 mm in diameter. From 1877 Bust B was used and the legend at lower right is distant from the bust. 1882-1886 issues have a tiny incuse “C” on a bead of the inner circle below the date.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint - Issues of 1862 and 1874-1876 are 17.90-18.00 mm in diameter. From 1877 Bust A was used and the legend at lower right is close to the bust.
    • Madras (Chennai) Mint - Issues dated 1862 are 17.60-17.70 mm in diameter.

Key date coin: 1896(C) with mintage: 912,600.

 

Year: 1886. Weight: 2.06g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 5,783,424.

Note: Bombay mint coins are thinner, slightly larger and having "S" in Empress close to the dress.

Year: 1889. Weight: 1.87g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 7,601,850.

Note: No mint mark and Bust B with four panels having flower on the right side of bottom panel in the jabot of Queen's dress.

Year: 1895. Weight: 2.03g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 15,207,753.

Year: 1899. Weight: 2.22g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 10,056,000.
 
 
Quarter Anna (One Pice)
 
KM#486 Quarter Anna. Weight: 6.00g. Metal: Copper. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and  Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Date and denomination "ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA" with date below, all within a dotted circle. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "EMPRESS VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877, 1882-1884 and 1886-1889 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1880 and 1882-1901.

Key date coin: KM#486 1888(B) with mintage: 8,293,000.

 

Year: 1884. Weight: 5.79g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 16,844,800.

Note: Bust B with Reverse Type I.

Bust B - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a flower at left and right on bottom panel. Tiny raised v on bottom center of bust. Floral design of dress differs. REVERSE I - Leaf below the first and last digit of date.

Year: 1887. Weight: 6.36g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 26,204,800.

Note: Bust B with Reverse Type I.

Bust B - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a flower at left and right on bottom panel. Tiny raised v on bottom center of bust. Floral design of dress differs. REVERSE I - Leaf below the first and last digit of date.

Year: 1890. Weight: 6.49g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 82,908,762.

Note: Bust B with Reverse Type II.

Bust B - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a flower at left and right on bottom panel. Tiny raised v on bottom center of bust. Floral design of dress differs. REVERSE II - Leaf below center of date.

 
 
Two Annas
 
KM#488 Two Annas. Weight: 1.46g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 15.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and  Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Denomination in English "TWO ANNAS INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "EMPRESS VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877-1878, 1881-1894, 1896-1898 and 1900 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1878, 1880-1893, 1895-1898 and 1900 + 1899 in Proof only

Note: Various mint marks to differentiate. Key date coin: 1889C incuse with mintage: 315,000.

 

Year: 1887. Weight: 1.35g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 13,927,280.

Note: "C" incuse in the center of bottom flower of the date side. Type B bust with type II reverse.

Year: 1890. Weight: 1.41g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 9,836,320.

Note: "B" incuse in the top flower stem. Type B bust with type II reverse.

Year: 1897. Weight: 1.42g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 12,103,040.

Note: "C" incuse in the center of bottom flower of the date side. Type B bust with type II reverse.

Year: 1898. Weight: 1.42g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 1,588,480.

Note: "B" incuse in the top flower stem. Type B bust with type II reverse.

 
 
Quarter Rupee = Four Annas
 
KM#490 Quarter Rupee. Weight: 2.92g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Denomination in English "1/4 RUPEE INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds from both sides. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "EMPRESS VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877, 1879, 1881-1894 and 1897-1898 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1894, 1896-1898 and 1900-1901.

Key date coin: 1876(B) with mintage: 1,427,000.

 

Year: 1882. Weight: 2.80g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 612,280.

Note: Tiny incuse "C" on the whorl below the center of the bottom flower. Type C bust (three panels in dress) with Type II reverse (horizontal petal). Short stroke between 1 and 4.

 
 
Half Rupee = Eight Annas
 
KM#491 Half Rupee. Weight: 5.83g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 24.0 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: Denomination in English "HALF RUPEE INDIA" in center with date below. Wreath surrounds. Reverse: Crowned bust facing left with legends "EMPRESS VICTORIA". Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877, 1882, 1884-1889, 1891-1894, 1897-1898 and 1901 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1874 and 1896-1901.

Key date coin: 1880C A/I, "C" incuse with mintage: 180,000. Key date of KM#472 (1862-1876) is 1862(c) A/II with mintage 736,000.

Distinguishing features of mints:

  • BUST
    • Bust A - Front of the dress has 4 panels with a flower at left and right on bottom panel. Tiny raised v on bottom center of bust.
    • Bust B - Front of the dress has 4-1/2 or 4-2/3 panels. The incomplete bottom panel has a flower at left of center.
    • Bust C - Front of the dress similar to Bust B but with 4-3/4 panels and floral design of the dress differs.
  • DESIGN OF DATE SIDE
    • REVERSE I - The top flower is open and the two large petals above the base of the top flower are short and horizontal, flat top 1 in date.
    • REVERSE II - The top flower is closed and the two large petal above the base of the top flower are long and curved downwards, slant top 1 in date..
  • MINT
    • Kolkata (Calcutta) Mint - Issues have Bust A/Reverse I and Bust C/Reverse II, dated 1862-1878, and have no mint mark. From 1879 the mint mark is a small incuse "C" below the center of the bottom flower.
    • Mumbai (Bombay) Mint - Issues dated 1862 have no mint mark but commonly distinguished from Calcutta by B/II design. From 1874-1884 the mint mark is a small dot above the centre of the bottom flower. From 1885 the mint mark is a small "B" raised or incuse, on the stem of the top flower.
    • Chennai (Madras) Mint - Issues dated 1862 have no mint mark and cannot be distinguished from the Mumbai (Bombay) issues.
 

Year: 1899. Weight: 5.68g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 11,174,296.
Note: Incuse and inverted "B" on the top flower stem. Type A bust with type I design flower.
 
 
Rupee
 
KM#492 Rupee. Weight: 11.66g. Metal: 0.917 Silver. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Obverse: The legend: ONE RUPEE INDIA with date, within a scroll-like wreath of Indian flora. Reverse: Crowned and robed bust of Queen Victoria facing left. Divided legend: VICTORIA EMPRESS. Mintage Years: Mumbai (Bombay): 1877-1893, 1897-1898 and 1900-1901 + Kolkata (Calcutta): 1877-1893, 1897-1898 and 1900-1901.

Note: 1877 to 1901 Rupee has 72 varieties reported. No Rupee coins were issued for circulation from 1894 to 1896 and 1899 (except Proof issues: 1894 C/I by Calcutta mint and 1899 C/I by Bombay mint). Key date coins: 1883(B) without mm (mint mark) Type A bust with Type I flower design and 1883(B) dot with raised "B" having Type A bust with Type I flower design.

 
 

 

Mumbai (Bombay) mint: Dot between date and below flower. Mintage Years: 1877-1883.

Bombay mint also produced a coin in year 1883 without any mint mark.

  Mumbai (Bombay) mint: "B" raised on Type I flower on the top. Mintage Years: 1883-1885, 1887-1889 and 1892

  Mumbai (Bombay) mint: "B" raised on Type II flower on the top. Mintage Years in 1885 only.

  Mumbai (Bombay) mint: "B" raised on whorl of below flower. It is found on Type II flower coins of 1884 only.

  Mumbai (Bombay) mint: "B" incuse on Type I flower on the top. Mintage Years: 1885-1893, 1897-1898 and 1900-1901.

  Mumbai (Bombay) mint: "B" incuse and inverted on Type I flower on the top on 1887 and 1888 coins only.

 

Kolkata (Calcutta) mint: No Dot between date and below flower. Mintage Years: 1877-1878.

  Kolkata (Calcutta) mint: "C" incuse below the bottom flower as highlighted. Mintage Years: 1879-1893, 1897-1898 and 1900-1901.
 
 

Year: 1877. Weight: 11.52g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 95,554,320.

Type A bust, type I flower design with dot = 1877 A/I dot.

Year: 1877. Weight: 11.65g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1877 A/II dot.

Year: 1877. Weight: 11.37g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 39,251,692.

Type A bust, type I flower design without dot = 1877 A/I.

Year: 1878. Weight: 11.36g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 63,927,196 (including other varieties)..

Type A bust, type I flower design with dot = 1878 A/I dot.

Year: 1878. Weight: 11.62g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1878 A/II dot.

Year: 1878. Weight: 11.60g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1878 A/II dot variant (difference in the top flower's lower part).

Year: 1879. Weight: 11.46g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 72,799,904 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with dot = 1879 A/I dot.

Year: 1879. Weight: 11.37g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with dot = 1879 A/II dot.

Year: 1879. Weight: 11.60g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type IV flower design with dot = 1879 A/IV dot (three large petals on the left side of the date instead of five petals).

Year: 1880. Weight: 11.50g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 53,785,624 (including other varieties)..

Type A bust, type I flower design with dot = 1880 A/I dot.

Year: 1880. Weight: 11.40g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type IV flower design with dot = 1880 A/IV dot (three large petals on the left side of the date instead of five petals). 

Year: 1881. Weight: 11.52g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 2,435,719.

Type A bust, type I flower design without dot = 1881 A/I "C" incuse.

Year: 1882. Weight: 11.43g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 56,397,287 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with dot = 1882 A/I dot.

Same as above but has bubble as shown. Weight: 11.20g.

Year: 1883. Weight: 11.54g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 18,022,789 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with "B" raised = 1883 A/I "B" raised.

Year: 1883. Weight: 11.41g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,123,372.

Type A bust, type I flower design with "C" incuse = 1883 A/I "C" incuse.

Year: 1884. Weight: 11.40g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 36,846,570 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with "B" raised = 1884 A/I "B" raised.

Year: 1884. Weight: 11.56g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with "B" raised = 1884 A/II "B" raised on whorl below bottom flower.

Year: 1885. Weight: 11.55g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 64,878,000 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with "B" raised = 1885 A/I "B" raised.

Year: 1885. Weight: 11.58g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type A bust, type II flower design with "B" raised = 1885 A/II "B" raised.

Year: 1886. Weight: 11.55g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 41,146,457.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1886 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1886. Weight: 11.46g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 10,878,075.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "C" incuse = 1886 C/I "C" incuse.

Unlisted issue.

Year: 1887. Weight: 11.39g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 48,400,000 (including other varieties).

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" raised =1887 C/I "B" raised.

Year: 1887. Weight: 11.44g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: N/A (including above).

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1887 C/I "B" incuse and inverted.

Year: 1888. Weight: 11.57g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 63,200,000.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" raised = 1888 C/I "B" raised. 

Year: 1889. Weight: 11.49g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 65,300,000.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1889 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1890. Weight: 11.53g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 92,900,000.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1890 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1891. Weight: 11.45g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 49,500,000 (including "B" raised).

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1891 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1891. Weight: 11.51g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 14,669,903.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "C" incuse = 1891 C/I "C" incuse.

Year: 1892. Weight: 11.60g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 72,200,000.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1892 C/I "B" incuse.

Same as above coin but reverse side is slightly off-flan and rotated as shown (Queen Victoria's head is tilted upwards).

Weight: 11.50g.

Year: 1893. Weight: 11.51g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 69,590,000.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1893 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1897. Weight: 11.51g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 1,054,593.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1897 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1898. Weight: 11.49g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 6,268,437.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1898 C/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1898. Weight: 11.40g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 1,250,976.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "C" incuse = 1898 C/I "C" incuse.

Year: 1900. Weight: 11.55g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 65,236,908 (including "B" raised).

Type A bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1900 A/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1900. Weight: 11.39g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 5,290,591.

Type C bust, type I flower design with "C" incuse = 1900 C/I "C" incuse.

Year: 1901. Weight: 11.54g. Mint: Mumbai (Bombay). Mintage: 130,258,458 (including other varieties).

Type A bust, type I flower design with "B" incuse = 1901 A/I "B" incuse.

Year: 1901. Weight: 11.47g. Mint: Kolkata (Calcutta). Mintage: 72,016,887 (including other varieties).

Type C bust, type I flower design without dot = 1901 C/I "C" incuse.

Besides the above 37 coins (excluding the bubble 1882 Rupee and 1892 rotated issues), there are 35 more coins in this series as follow (sorted according to date):
  • 1878 A/I - Calcutta Mint
  • 1879 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1880 A/II dot - Bombay Mint
  • 1880 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1881 A/I dot - Bombay Mint
  • 1881 A/II dot - Bombay Mint (doubtful)
  • 1881 A/IV dot - Bombay Mint
  • 1882 A/II dot - Bombay Mint (doubtful)
  • 1882 A/IV dot - Bombay Mint
  • 1882 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1883 A/I no mm (mint mark) - Bombay Mint (scarce)
  • 1883 A/I dot - Bombay Mint
  • 1883 A/I dot and "B" raised - Bombay Mint (scarce)
  • 1884 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1885 C/I "B" raised - Bombay Mint
  • 1885 C/I "B" incuse - Bombay Mint
  • 1885 A/II "B" incuse - Bombay Mint
  • 1885 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1886 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1887 A/I "B" incuse - Bombay Mint (doubtful)
  • 1887 A/I "B" incuse (inverted "B") - Bombay Mint
  • 1887 C/I "B" incuse - Bombay Mint
  • 1887 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1888 C/I "B" incuse - Bombay Mint
  • 1888 C/I "B" incuse (inverted "B") - Bombay Mint
  • 1888 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1889 C/I "B" raised - Bombay Mint
  • 1889 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1890 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1892 C/I "B" raised - Bombay Mint
  • 1892 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1893 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1897 C/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint
  • 1901 C/I "B" incuse - Bombay Mint
  • 1901 A/I "C" incuse - Calcutta Mint (doubtful)
 
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