1/4 Rupee 1939

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Vivek

Added 1939 1/4 rupee ...satisfied with 1/4 rupee...one rupee a long term project!! 8)
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Harry

Quote from: Vivek on March 10, 2013, 07:53:43 AM
Added 1939 1/4 rupee ...satisfied with 1/4 rupee...one rupee a long term project!! 8)
Vivek

Vivek - I think the 1939 Rupee is a long term project for the most of us! The 1938 Rupee in Unc is also getting expensive, possibly because the 1939 Rupee is out of reach for most collectors so the 1938 is the only type coins for that series.
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Vivek

Attaching pics of my other 1/4 Rupee..
Moderator could you please split this topic in to another with Subject 1938 One rupee? Moving all replies from Harry and Oracle?
Vivek

Vivek

1943 and 45

Harry

Quote from: Vivek on March 23, 2013, 08:37:12 AM
Moderator could you please split this topic in to another with Subject 1938 One rupee? Moving all replies from Harry and Oracle?
Done. Split the topic to 1938 Rupee

Quote from: Vivek on March 23, 2013, 08:37:12 AM
Attaching pics of my other 1/4 Rupee..


Nice coins! The reverse on some of them look so good!  Do you have a complete set of KGV 1/4 Rupee?
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Harry

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Vivek
You have a nice set of KGVI ¼ Rupee.   KGVI 1938-1945 ¼ Rupees come in different varieties; I have used your coin pictures to show the different varieties (except for the start lotus)

Obverse varieties:





Reverse varieties









No business strike coins exists for 1938, there are restrikes which are quite rate.  The business strikes were issued from 1939-1945 in this design type.

Here are the different varieties per year per mint for business strike ¼ Rupee from 1939-1945:






YearHeadBorderLetteringLotusEdge
1939B First NormalSerifRoundReeded
1939C First NormalSerifRoundReeded
1940B First NormalSerifRoundReeded
1940BSecond NormalSerifRoundReeded
1940CSecond NormalSerifRoundReeded
1942CSecond BroaderSerifRoundReeded
1943CSecond BroaderSerifRoundReeded
1943BSecond BroaderSerifRoundSecure
1943BSecond Broader SerifStarSecure
1943BSecond Broader w/o SerifRoundSecure
1943LSecond Broader w/oSerifRoundSecure
1944BSecond Broader SerifStarSecure
1944BSecond Broader w/o SerifRoundSecure
1944LSecond Broader w/o SerifRoundSecure
1945BSecond Broader w/o SerifRoundSecure
1945LSecond Broader w/o SerifRoundSecure

Note: Both 1945B and 1945L have a normal 5 and large 5 variety









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dheer

Although I don't do British India, this is very interesting ... thanks for the post
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There is one reverse variety that I have not listed, can  anyone guess which one it is (Hint: it is not a common one)

1945 (L) Open 5 and Closed 5?

(I know this variety exists in 1 Rupee coins but not sure if same applies to 1/4 Rupee. There's no harm in trying though. :D)

Aditya
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akhedia

I think the Rare one which you have not listed is the 1/4 Rupee 1945 Large 5 from Lahore mint...............though the Bombay mint Large 5 is also Scarce in High Grades

Vivek

Thanks harry for details..
I have all KGVI 1/4 rupee except 38 and 45 large 5. KGV started recently I just have 36 and 34.
regards.

Harry

Yes that's correct Aditya and @akhedia. The 1945 Large 5 is the other reverse variety. @josephjk also pointed out to me that I did not add the edge type (Reed Edge vs Secure Edge).  I will update my post soon. Thanks Joesph for pointing this out.

Quote from: Vivek on March 24, 2013, 09:48:16 AM
I have all KGVI 1/4 rupee except 38 and 45 large 5. KGV started recently I just have 36 and 34.

The 1938 is a proof only year and if I'm not mistaken these are all re-strikes and not original proofs, in anycase they are rare.  As is the 1945L Large 5, I think as @akhedia pointed out the 1945B Large 5 is not very rare but nevertheless scarce in Unc.

Thanks for sharing your collection!

If anyone has the star lotus 1/4 Rupee or the 1945 Large 5 1/4 Rupee do share your pictures. 

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@josephjk

Here's an image of the 1945 large 5 - Bombay mint...

Harry


Thanks Joseph! I have modified my post and added the normal 5 and large 5 variety.  I've also added the edge type.  Note that even though the secure edge was introduced in 1943, the 1943C has a reeded edge while the 1943B has the secure edge.

If anyone has pictures of the edge type from their collection do share it along with maybe the mint marks. 
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SantoshK

can you explain the secure edge and reeded edge with some pictures. that will be helpful.
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Santosh

@josephjk

As Harry mentioned..
1943 C 1/4 rupee KM 546 - reeded edge
1943 B 1/4 rupee KM 547 - security edge