Saturday, August 4, 2007

KING GEORGE V COINS (1911-1936)



George was the Emperor of India. George reigned from 06 May 1910 through World War I (1914-1918) until his death in 1936.

Reign -06 May 1910-20 January 1936
Coronation - 22 June 1911
Predecessor - Edward VII
Successor - Edward VIII


George was born on 03 June 1865, at London. His father was The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), the eldest son of Queen Victoria.

The marriage of George and May took place on 06 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal in London. On 06 May 1910, King Edward VII died, and the Prince of Wales ascended the throne. George was now King George V and Mary chose the regal name of Queen Mary.

Silver Jubilee of King George V Rule (1910-1935)


Coins were minted in India with the effigy of King George V from 1911 to 1936. Due to the increase in the price of silver caused by World War I (1914-1918) the silver 1/2 Rupee, 1/4 Rupee and 2 Annas were discontinued and new cupro-nickel coins introduced (8 Annas, 4 Annas, 2 Anna) to join the cupro-nickel 1 Anna coin. These new coins were not popular, so the 8 Anna and 4 Anna coins were discontinued shortly after introduction. The 1/4 Rupee and 1/2 Rupee silver coins quickly resumed production.

MINT MARKS GEORGE V COINS


Bombay Mint :Used a small dot on the reverse under the ornate near the bottom of the coin at 6'o clock position.
Calcutta Mint : No Mint Mark used


Copper Coins of George V






Silver Coins of George V









"Pig Rupee" - Really intresting story
On the 1911 issues of the Rupee, Half Rupee, Quarter Rupee, Two Annas and 1/4 Anna the King is shown wearing a robe with a small elephant on it. This elephant was thought to resemble a pig with the trunk appearing to be a pig snout and the short legs not appearing very elephant-like. This offended the religious sensibilities of many, so most of the Rupees minted for 1911 were withheld from circulation and later melted. The 1912 coins had a redesigned elephant.



One Rupee (1911-1936)
The Rupee was minted in both Calcutta and Bombay.The first year of issue (1911) has an elephant on the Kings robe that was considered to resemble a pig, thus the variety is known as the "pig rupee" (Type I). This variant is also on the 1/2 Rupee, the 1/4 Rupee, the 2 Annas and the 1/4 Anna coins. The elephant figure was redesigned (Type II) and this design was used on all issues starting in 1912.

1/2 Rupee (1911-1936)
The 1/2 Rupee has the same variety as the "Pig Rupee" for 1911 (only from the Calcutta mint)and has the same placement of the dot mint mark for the issues of Bombay. Minting was briefly interrupted when the attempt was made to replace it with the 8 Annas issue in 1919. The coin was issued in 1919 but not in 1920. Minting was resumed in 1921. It was not minted in 1931 and 1932.

1/4 Rupee (1911-1936)
The 1/4 Rupee also had the "pig" variety in 1911 coin (see Rupee for photos of elephant design). After the 1920 issue it was discontinued and replaced with the 4 Annas. However, after the 4 Annas was dropped the 1/4 Rupee was resumed in 1925.

8 Annas - Copper-Nickel (1919-1920)


This coin was introduced in 1919 to replace the silver Half Rupee, because of the increased price of silver. It wasn't very popular, though, and due to this and a large number of counterfeits, it was discontinued in 1920 and withdrawn from circulation (it ceased to be legal tender in October 1924). In 1920 it was produced only at the Bombay mint.It is a rare coin for British India Coin collectors.

4 Annas
This coin was introduced in 1919 to replace its silver equivalent, the 1/4 Rupee. It was discontinued after the 1921 issue. Unlike the 8 Annas, it was not withdrawn from circulation and continued to be legal tender.

2 Annas: Silver(1911-1917) & Cu-Nickel(1918-1936)
The first year of issue 1911 shows the "pig" elephant on the King's robe.Equal to 1/8 Rupee, it was discontinued after the 1917 issue, replaced by the Copper-Nickel version.
This copper-nickel coin was introduced to replace the silver 2 Annas coin, due to the high cost of silver. This was minted through the end of the George V era. It was produced by both the Calcutta mint (no mint mark) and the Bombay mint ("dot" mint mark).

1 Anna - Copper-Nickel (1912-1936)
This copper-nickel coin, similar to the Edward VII One Anna coin introduced in 1906, was minted only in Bombay 1912-1920.It had no mint mark during these years. After not being minted for two years 1921-1922 minting was resumed at both mints, with the "dot" mint mark indicating the Bombay mint. The coin was again not minted in 1931-1932.




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87 comments:

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Ataur said...

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Term Papers said...

These new coins were not popular, so the 8 Anna and 4 Anna coins were discontinued shortly after introduction. The 1/4 Rupee and 1/2 Rupee silver coins quickly resumed production and now these 8 Anna and 4 Anna coins are band.


Term papers

Raghavendra said...

Hi,

I have King George V silver one rupee coin released in 1911.

Could you please tell me what is the value?

Thank you.

Raghavendra Rao.

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ckbhai said...

George V British India 1 Rupee Silver 1911 PIG Coin i want this coin, i want to buy it so can u tell the price

ckbhai said...

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HARDEEP said...

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sowjanya said...

hi
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2)one 4t h ana 1916
can i know the value of the coins.

sengul said...

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Langhu

A said...

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DR.AMARNATH said...

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Devansh Mehta said...

I have a George V.Mary Coin with hole at 12'o'clock and on the other side, ther is a heart and in it it is written 12th December 1911

farhan said...

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soumitra said...

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soumitra said...

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ankush said...

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ankush said...

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Shehrose said...

I have George V Mary 1911 coin,,1 quarter anna of George V King,George VI King, George VII King , Edward VII King 1910,East India company 1835,,,1/12 anna of George V King,2 annas of George V King ,and one pice..

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME ITS VALUE..

Thank u

Carolyn said...

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Akash Goel (Student) said...

Hi.. I have some One rupee coin
of
1906 & 1917 George V
1907 od Edward VII
1916 George king
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nagarjun said...

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alok said...

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Gaurav said...

I have King George V silver one rupee coin released in 1918.

Could you please tell me what is the value?

Thank you.

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Gaurav said...

I have King George V silver one rupee coin released in 1918.

Could you please tell me what is the value?

Thank you.

Gaurav
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Ronak said...

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Ronak said...

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Ronak said...

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mari016 said...

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thank you,
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vinothkumar said...

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vinothkumar said...

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San Ei said...

My name is San Ei.
I have george v mary silver coin 12 dec 1911, very good condition.
Please let me know, if you are interested in it. Thanks :)

ananya said...

Cud anyone please know value for George V Mary 1911 coin,,1 quarter anna of George V King,George VI King, George VII King , Edward VII King 1910,East India company 1835,,,1/12 anna of George V King,2 annas of George V King....Pradeep. mrpradeepprakash@gmail.com

syed afzal ahmed said...

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Sourajit Das said...

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farooq ahmed said...

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kishan vyas said...

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SANTOSH DAS BARMAN said...

Can you please tell me your expected price@regards

SANTOSH DAS BARMAN said...

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SANTOSH DAS BARMAN said...

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SANTOSH DAS BARMAN said...

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Yash Gupta said...

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rajveer said...

I have one George V King Emperor 1/4 Rupee (1917) coin, if u want to buy at very low price..contact me at kanwar1981@gmail.com.. Also have other antique coins of different nations.

Swarnendra Mallick said...

Hi,

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Swarnendra Mallick said...

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sunilsingh said...

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BARBARA NAICKER said...

Hi, I have a Silver George V King Emperor One Rupee India 1916 & would like to know the value of this coin. My late Dad gave this to me years ago. I am a South African & would like to sell this coins. Please e-mail this info to me bnaicker54@gmail.com
Thanking you kindly
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LO VE said...

Hi , I am from Myanmar.
I have one rupee India 1912 -1 coin
one rupee India 1916 - 2 coins
one rupee India 1918 -2 coins
one rupee India 1940 - 1 coin
8 Annas 1919 - 1 coin
1/4 Rupee ( George V King Emperor pic) - 12 coins
1/4 Rupee 1905 & 1910 (Edward VII King And Emperor pic ) - 2 coins
and email to me

Ankur Kumar said...

hi i have 1917 1 rupees silver coin of george v king ... please tell me the value of coin. i want to sell it.

Sanjay Ekka said...

I have 3 1 rs coin i like to sell them at what cost i should sell buyer contact me at 07722948442

michelle bockelman said...

I have a 1915 Goerge V King Emperor india 1 anna can you tell me what its worth

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Sean Ho said...

i have a 1946 George V King Emperor India 2 ANNAS, contact me if you interest it seanho0608@gmail.com. Thanks

Sean Ho said...

i also have George V King Emperor India 10 CENTS (years 1918, 1927), contact me seanho0608@gmail.com...Thanks

Sonam Tobgay said...

Hi
i have 1974 half rupee george vi king emperor coin with tiger at the front and also one rupee one rupee coins. What is the value of these coins if any one intersted let me know at email: somthrel506@yahoo.co.uk

madhavan seetharaman said...

hi im madhavan, i have george V. mary, 12th december, 1911 coin. it was the day king george v proclaimed him as kaisar i hind of india without consulting the british parliament during world war I period. i want to sell it for good price. contact me- 8428849284

madhavan seetharaman said...

i have a rare british india coin of george v with mary, 12th dec,1911. the King and Queen travelled to India for the Delhi Durbar, where they were presented to an assembled audience of Indian dignitaries and princes as the Emperor and Empress of India on 12 December 1911. George wore the newly created Imperial Crown of India at the ceremony, and declared the shifting of the Indian capital from Calcutta to Delhi.

madhavan seetharaman said...

i have king george v with mary, 12th dec, 1911 coin. its a rare coin of world war I. i wan to sell it. contact me- 8428849284

Anuj Tirkey said...

for sale.one rupee silver coin of king george v,1917, call 9718706222

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znl16101982 said...

Hi..
I have George v.Mary silver coin 12 dec 1911 ,very good condition .Please let me now. If you are interested in it .Thank :)

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Rajesh yadav said...

Hi i have some coins one pice 1953 qty 2,one quarter anna india 1936 qty 2,20 pice 1869-1948
i want sell them contact me
9799797902
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Jaipur Rajasthan

Gurupjit Brar said...

i have a One Quarter Anna of George V King Emperor, 1936. Can anybody please tell me its value?

bhavya said...

i have a 1918 king george v coin of rupee one , if anyone interested in buying
mail at :
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ruman chhavi said...

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ruman chhavi said...

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jitendra chauhan said...

i have a One Quarter Anna of George V King Emperor, 1936. Can anybody please tell me its value?

jitendra chauhan 91+9203832118 INDIA (IN INDORE MADHYA PRADESH )
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arvind said...

12 one rs coin starting in series since 1903 to 1921. May like to write on ak.dwivedi@ymail.com

Manohar Gharti Magar said...

Dear sir,
I have old rare coins during the time of King Edward and King George. If you want, I can sell you. Just let me know through this mail. manohar_gharti@yahoo.com
thank you!

ravi burney said...

Hi every body.I want sale my following old coins.

1.U.K.L.One Anna-1818,Ram Sita Hanuman.

2.1/2 Pice-1924-George v King. 1pis.

One Quarter Anna 1935-George v king 1 pis.

3. One Quarter Anna 1936-George v king 1 pis.

4. One Quarter Anna 1941-George vi king 1 pis.

5. 1/2 Pice - 1940 George vi King 1 pis.

6. Half Rupee Silver coin 1943 George vi King 1 pis.

7.1/4 Rupee Silver coin 1943 George vi king 1 pis.

8.One pice horse 1951-1 pis.
1953 2 pis.

9. 20 p. Brass With lotus 1968 1 pis, 1969 1 pis. 1970 6 pis,1971 1 pis,and 20 p. lotus with sun in 13 RAY'S 1pis.

10 p.Brass- 1962 1 pis.

11. Ek naya paisa very small 1960 i pis,1961 1 pis.

12. 1Rupee big size 1964 Jawahar Lal Nehru without hat. Above 10 grams.

I want sell all this coins. Please contact me on phone-9163273797.

Thank you.