When you go through boxes of stuff that you haven’t opened in years, you just never know what you will find.
That is the case with this post for #worldcoinwednesday. Inside my last box from my private security place was a small ziploc bag with a bunch of loose coins in it.
I don’t even know why any of them were in the box even. None of them are in great condition, and none of them have precious metals in them either.
However I did find this coin interesting. One because of the shape, and two because it’s the only coin I’ve ever owned from India I believe.
Up until I looked this coin up on Numista I knew zero about it.
So here is the coin and specs:
Country India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 2 Annas = 1/8 Rupee (1/8)
Currency Rupee (1862-1947)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5.84 g
Diameter 25.30 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 543
Crowned bust of King George VI, left, English legend around
Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Engraver: Percy Metcalfe
Denomination and date within floral design. "Two annas" in 4 languages Urdu, Bengali, Nagari and Telugu
दो आना দুই মানা
Translation: 2 annas
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