Thursday, May 28, 2015

India - Republic - Rupee (1950-1957) - ½ Anna 1950-1955 Copper-nickel – 2.85 g – ø 19.5 mm KM# 2

India - Republic - Rupee (1950-1957) - ½ Anna 1950-1955
Copper-nickel – 2.85 g – ø 19.5 mm KM# 2

Obverse

Asoka lion pedestal
Lettering: GOVERNMENT . OF . INDIA




Reverse

Zebu

NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
Lettering:
HALF ANNA आधा आना
1954

Edge

Smooth

Wiki pedia tell - The values of the subdivisions of the rupee during British rule (and in the first decade of independence) were:
  • 1 rupee = 16 anna (later 100 naye paise)
  • 1 artharupee = 8 anna, or 1/2 rupee (later 50 naye paise)
  • 1 pavala = 4 anna, or 1/4 rupee (later 25 naye paise)
  • 1 beda = 2 anna, or 1/8 rupee (later equivalent to 12.5 naye paise)
  • 1 anna = 1/16 rupee (later equivalent to 6.25 naye paise)
  • 1 paraka = 1/2 anna (later equivalent to 3.125 naye paise)
  • 1 kani (pice) = 1/4 anna (later equivalent to 1.5625 naye paise)
  • 1 damidi (pie) = 1/12 anna (later equivalent to 0.520833 naye paise)

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