British India coins catalog

 

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British Raj (1858–1947)

Rupee=16 anna; Anna=4 paisa

Victoria queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)

coin British India 1 rupee 1862
1 rupee 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1874, 1875, 1876
silver
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

coin British India 1 rupee 1878
1 rupee 1878 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901
silver
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1878 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 rupee 1862
1/2 rupee 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1874, 1875, 1876
silver
1/2 RUPEE INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 40-60 USD

 

coin British India 1/2 rupee 1887
1/2 rupee 1887 (1877-1899)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899
silver
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1887 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 30-40 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 rupee 1862 Victoria queen
1/4 rupee 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1874, 1875, 1876
silver
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

coin British India 1/4 rupee 1862
1/4 rupee 1890 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901
silver
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1890 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin British India 2 annas 1862
2 annas 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1874, 1875, 1876
silver
TWO ANNAS INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

coin British India 2 annas 1890 Victoria queen
2 annas 1890 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901
silver
TWO ANNAS INDIA 1890 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 anna 1862
1/2 anna 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1875, 1876
copper
HALF ANNA INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 7-10 USD

 

coin British India 1/2 anna 1877
1/2 anna 1877 (1877-1893)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1893
copper
HALF ANNA INDIA 1877 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 10-15 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 anna 1862 Victoria queen
1/4 anna 1862 (1862-1876)

1862, 1874, 1875, 1876
copper
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 3-6 USD

 

coin British India 1/4 anna 1893 Victoria queen
1/4 anna 1893 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901
copper
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1893 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin India 1/2 paisa 1862
1/2 pice 1862 (1862, 1875)

copper
1/2 PICE INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 3-5 USD

 

coin India 1/2 paisa 1886 Victoria queen
1/2 pice 1886 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901
copper
1/2 PICE INDIA 1886 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 8-10 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/12 anna 1862 Victoria queen
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1862 (1862-1875)

1862, 1874, 1875
copper
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1862 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA QUEEN / Crowned bust left
Value - 5-10 USD

 

coin British India 1/12 anna 1900 Victoria queen
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1901 (1877-1901)

1877, 1878, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1901
copper
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1901 / Value and date within wreath
VICTORIA EMPRESS / Crowned bust left
Value - 5-10 USD

 

 

Edward VII king of Great Britain (1901-1910)

coin British India 1 rupee 1905
1 rupee 1905 (1903-1910)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
silver
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1905 / Crown above denomination, sprays flank
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 25-35 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 rupee 1905
1/2 rupee 1905 (1904-1910)

1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
silver
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1905 / Crown above denomination, sprays flank
EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 40-60 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 rupee 1910
1/4 rupee 1910 (1903-1910)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
silver
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1910 / Crown above denomination, sprays flank
EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 40-60 USD

 

 

coin British India 2 annas 1910
2 annas 1910 (1903-1910)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
silver
TWO ANNAS INDIA 1910 / Crown above denomination, sprays flank
EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 10-15 USD

 

 

coin British India 1 anna 1910
1 anna 1910 (1906-1910)

1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
copper-nickel
1 ANNA INDIA 1910 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Crowned bust right
Value - 5-10 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 anna 1905
1/4 anna 1905 (1903-1906)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906
copper
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1905 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 3-6 USD

 

coin British India 1/4 anna 1907
1/4 anna 1907 (1906-1910)

1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
bronze
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1907 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 3-6 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 paisa 1904
1/2 pice 1904 (1903-1906)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906
copper
1/2 PICE INDIA 1904 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 10-20 USD

 

coin British India 1/2 paisa 1910
1/2 pice 1910 (1906-1910)

1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
bronze
1/2 PICE INDIA 1910 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 3-6 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/12 anna 1904
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1904 (1903-1906)

1903, 1904, 1905, 1906
copper
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1904 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 4-8 USD

 

coin British India 1/12 anna 1910
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1910 (1906-1910)

1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910
bronze
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1910 / Value and date within wreath
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Head right
Value - 3-6 USD

 

 

George V king of Great Britain (1910-1936)

coin British India 1 rupee 1916
1 rupee 1916 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1935, 1936
silver
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1916 / Denomination within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 rupee 1916
1/2 rupee 1916 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1936
silver
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1916 / Denomination within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

 

coin British India 8 annas 1919
8 annas 1919 (1919-1920)

copper-nickel
8 ANNAS INDIA 1919 / Denomination and date within scallop, square surrounds
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 rupee 1929
1/4 rupee 1929 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1936
silver
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1929 / Denomination within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 8-12 USD

 

 

coin British India 4 annas 1920
4 annas 1920 (1919-1921)

1919, 1920, 1921
copper-nickel
4 ANNAS / Large denomination within square
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / INDIA 1920 / Crowned bust left within circle
Value - 8-12 USD

 

 

coin British India 2 annas 1917
2 annas 1917 (1912-1917)

 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917
silver
TWO ANNAS INDIA 1917 / Denomination within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 8-12 USD

 

coin British India 2 annas 1918
2 annas 1918 (1918-1936)

1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
copper-nickel
2 ANNAS / Large denomination within square
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / INDIA / 1918 / Crowned bust left within circle
Value - 3-6 USD

 

 

coin British India 1 anna 1935
1 anna 1935 (1911-1936)

1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
copper-nickel
1 ANNA INDIA 1935 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/4 anna 1919
1/4 anna 1919 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
bronze
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1919 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/2 paisa 1933
1/2 paisa 1933 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
bronze
1/2 PICE INDIA 1933 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin British India 1/12 anna 1915
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1915 (1912-1936)

1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
bronze
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1915 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE V KING EMPEROR / Crowned bust left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

George VI king of Great Britain (1936-1952)

coin British India 1 rupee 1940
1 rupee 1940 (1940-1943)

1940, 1941, 1943
silver
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1940 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

coin British India 1 rupee 1944
1 rupee 1944 (1942-1945)

1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
silver
small head
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1944 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

coin British India 1 rupee 1947
1 rupee 1947

copper-nickel
ONE RUPEE INDIA 1947 / Indian tiger (panthera tigris)
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin India 1/2 rupee 1939
1/2 rupee 1939 (1938-1939)

silver 0.917
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 10-15 USD

 

coin India 1/2 rupee 1940
1/2 rupee 1940

silver 0.500
1/2 RUPEE INDIA 1940 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 15-20 USD

 

coin India 1/2 rupee 1941
1/2 rupee 1941 (1941-1942)

silver 0.500
1/2 RUPEE INDIA 1941 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 20-30 USD

 

coin India 1/2 rupee 1943
1/2 rupee 1943 (1942-1945)

1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
silver 0.500
large rim, small font of denomination, small head
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1943 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 8-12 USD

 

coin India 1/2 rupee 1946
1/2 rupee 1946 (1946-1947)

copper-nickel
HALF RUPEE INDIA 1946 / Indian tiger (panthera tigris)
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin India 1/4 rupee 1939
1/4 rupee 1939 (1938-1939)

silver 0.917
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 10-12 USD

 

coin India 1/4 rupee 1940
1/4 rupee 1940

silver 0.500
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1940 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 8-10 USD

 

coin India 1/4 rupee 1942
1/4 rupee 1942

silver 0.500
small head
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1942 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 8-10 USD

 

coin India 1/4 rupee 1944
1/4 rupee 1944 (1943-1945)

1943, 1944, 1945
silver
large rim, small font of denomination
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1944 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 8-10 USD

 

coin India 1/4 rupee 1946
1/4 rupee 1946 (1946-1947)

copper-nickel
1/4 RUPEE INDIA 1946 / Indian tiger (panthera tigris)
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin India 2 annas 1941
2 annas 1941 (1939-1941)

1939, 1940, 1941
copper-nickel
large denomination and date
2 ANNAS INDIA 1941 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 3-5 USD

 

coin India 2 annas 1943
2 annas 1943 (1942-1944)

1942, 1943, 1944
nickel-brass
2 ANNAS INDIA 1943 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

coin India 2 annas 1945
2 annas 1945

nickel-brass
Small “2”
2 ANNAS INDIA 1945 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 3-5 USD

 

coin India 2 annas 1946
2 annas 1946 (1946-1947)

copper-nickel
small denomination and date
2 ANNAS INDIA 1946 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

 

coin India 1 anna 1939
1 anna 1939 (1939-1941)

1939, 1940, 1941
copper-nickel
large denomination, small date
1 ANNA INDIA 1939 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-4 USD

 

coin India 1 anna 1943
1 anna 1943 (1942-1945)

1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
nickel-bronze
1 ANNA INDIA 1943 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin India 1 anna 1946
1 anna 1946 (1946-1947)

copper-nickel
small denomination, large date
1 ANNA INDIA 1946 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 1-3 USD

 

 

coin India 1/2 anna 1942
1/2 anna 1942 (1942-1945)

1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
nickel-bronze
1/2 ANNA INDIA 1942 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin India 1/2 anna 1946
1/2 anna 1946 (1946-1947)

copper-nickel
1/2 ANNA INDIA 1946 / Denomination and date within decorative outline
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin India 1/4 anna 1939
1/4 anna 1939 (1938-1940)

1938, 1939, 1940
bronze
first head
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 1-3 USD

 

coin India 1/4 anna 1941
1/4 anna 1941 (1940-1942)

1940, 1941, 1942
bronze
second head (fold from ear to chin)
ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1941 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 1-3 USD

 

 

coin India 1 paisa 1943
1 pice 1943

bronze
small legends
1 PICE INDIA 1943 / Crown above center hole
Wreath surrounds center hole
Value - 20-30 USD

 

coin India 1 paisa 1943
1 pice 1943 (1943-1947)

1943, 1944, 1947
bronze
short crown
1 PICE INDIA 1943 / Crown above center hole
Wreath surrounds center hole
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin India 1 paisa 1945
1 pice 1945 (1944-1945)

bronze
wide crown
1 PICE INDIA 1945 / Crown above center hole
Wreath surrounds center hole
Value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin India 1/2 paisa 1939
1/2 pice 1939 (1938-1940)

1938, 1939, 1940
bronze
1/2 PICE INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 1-3 USD

 

 

coin India 1/12 anna 1939
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1939

bronze
first head
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 1-3 USD

 

coin India 1/12 anna 1941
1/12 anna (1 Pie) 1941 (1939-1942)

1939, 1941, 1942
bronze
second head (fold from ear to chin)
1/12 ANNA INDIA 1939 / Value and date within wreath
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR / Crowned head left
Value - 4-6 USD

 

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Coins of British India in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
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