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Saturday, January 7, 2012

8. Rim and Edge





Rim:  Raised part around the device on both sides, (enables blind people to distinguish between denominations)
Edge:  The part between the faces, circumference, has reeding on it or plain.
Obverse: Heads side
Reverse: the tail side

Types of edges
        1.    2 rupee coin
        2.    Security1
        3.    Security2
        4.    Plain
        5.    Reeded
        6.    2 paisa
        7.    Milled? (error?)

Monday, January 2, 2012

7. Describing a coin



How to describe a coin

Picture
Denomination
Year
Metal composition
subject/Series
Mint
Obverse, Head Legend Descriptions
Reverse
Rim and Edge
Weight
Diameter
Die axis
Grading
Reference: KM xxx, MNI xxxx


Thursday, December 22, 2011

6. British rulers of India

                              British Rulers of India

KING WILLIAM IV (TILL 1837)                             
QUEEN VICTORIA (1840 - 1901)

The coins issued after 1840 were with the portrait of Queen Victoria.
In 1862 the first coinage under the British Crown was issued
In 1877 Queen Victoria assumed the title of ‘The Empress of India’

KING EDWARD VII (1903 - 1910)                                   
KING GEORGE V (1911 - 1936)
KING GEORGE VI (1938 - 1947)   

King George VI – with some new vaieties

Friday, September 23, 2011

4. pie, pice, naya paisa, paisa, naye paise, paise !!!

Confused about the `paise' of those days?!
 There was the pie, one-third of a pice (paisa) and so, one-twelfth of an anna. The Hindi plural `paise' for paisa (pice)  causes the confusion, pice being wrongly read as paise.

Dates
Currency system
From 1835
1 Rupee = 16 annas = 64 pices (paise) = 192 pie s
From 1 April 1957
1 Rupee = 100 naya paise
From 1 June 1964
1 Rupee = 100 paise


Note the spellings in the following
1 pie = 1/12 Anna (One Twelfth Anna)
3 Pie(s) = 1 paisa / pice (One Quarter Anna)
2 Half pice(s) or 2 Dhelas = 1 Pice ( one quarter Anna)
12 Pie(s) = 1Anna
4 Pice(s) = 1Anna
16 Annas = 1 Rupee
15 Rupees = 1 Mohur(Gold)

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