Saturday, July 21, 2012

Acquisition 15/7/2012 - 1862 Half Anna

1862 Half Anna

Copper
Weight :12.88g
Diameter : 30.5-31.30
Edge : Plain
Mint : Kolkata ( 1862 issues were struck at all these mints Mumbai ,Kolkata,Chennai)

Obverse: "Half Anna India" with date below ,all within dotted circle . Wreath surrounds

Reverse : Crowned bust facing left with legends "Queen Victoria"

There are variants based on Bust and Date

Bust A-Front of dress has 3 - 1/2 panels with no flowers on the bottom incomplete panel
Bust B-Front of dress has 4 panels with a small flower at upper left and large flower at right on bottom panel
Bust C-Front of dress has 4 - 3/4 panels with single flower in center of bottom incomplete panel.

Reverse TypeI  - Slant top 1 in date and narrow spaced "ANNA"
Reverse TypeII -Flat top 1 in date and wide spaced "ANNA"




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