Value: 1/4 Rupee (INR 0.25)
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 19 mm
KM No.: # 548
Obverse: Crowned head of George VI facing left
Lettering: GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Engraver: Percy Metcalfe
Reverse: Indian tiger (Panthera tigris), Date, Value in Nagari, English and Urdu
Lettering: पाव रुपया QUARTER RUPEE پاو روپیہ ,INDIA, 1947
Engraver: PWM Brindley
Country: India – British
A Historic coin in the history of British Colonial India. Crowned head of king left, legend around: George VI King Emperor. Roaring tiger striding left on a ground line, denomination Quarter Rupee in Hindi, English and Urdu around, legend below: India 1947. The last coinage of British India, issued the year of Indian and Pakistani independence.
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth and coins with his effigy were minted from 1936 to 1947.
After the death of King George V his son, King Edward VIII became the King, but abdicated before the coronation. His younger brother the Duke of York was crowned as King George VI in May 1937 and the first coin of India with his effigy was minted in 1938. After the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the price of silver started going up, in practice the silver coins became valuable than the value written on them. This led to reducing the use of silver in coins. King George VI ruled from 12 Dec 1936 to Indian Independence on 15 Aug 1947.
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