1/2 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, India, 1840 B

Physical Description

A round silver coin (25 mm). The obverse features a young head of the Quen facing left; around above, VICTORIA QUEEN. The reverse has at the centre within an olive wreath, 1/2 RUPEE then a line in Arab script; around, EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.

Obverse Description

Bare head of the queen facing left; around above, 'VICTORIA QUEEN'.

Reverse Description

At the centre within an olive wreath, HALF / RUPEE / a line in Persian script (Hasht ana; translation: Eight Annas); around above, EAST INDIA COMPANY; below, 1840.

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