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DrPRBPrasad
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In 1940-Bombay mint issued full siver 1/4 Re coin & subsequently in 40 itself Bombay mint issued half silver coin.Can u help me in identifying/ differentiating the two? Please give details of identifying features.Thanks

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June 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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Mumbai/Bombay mint did issue two 1/4 ruppee coins in 1940, but neither of them were pure silver, here are the details:


June 23, 2013 at 1:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

DrPRBPrasad
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Aniruddha Ji, Thanks for information. But in tbe book   Indian Coins( with rarity) by Sripal Rathod,   page 14 ,Sr No.BIC# 369 HAS MENTION OF 1940 FULL SILVER COIN WITH 2  STARS( RARE -Remark ) & at  Serial BIC 370  has mention of 1/2 ( 50%) Silver coin of Bombay & Culcutta mint.This book is also very popular & standard one.

Recently, I purchased one book " British & Republic India - Coins & Paper Money- Ready  Reckoner with checklist" by Mahendra Agrawal , too has mention of above coins at sr no 362 (full silver, Bombay mint ) & 363 ( 50 % silver Bombay & Calcutta mint).So, my topic requires more exploration by we members.

June 23, 2013 at 9:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

DrPRBPrasad
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AnirudhaJi / Res. member- pl enlighten.Regards


June 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Navonil Mukherjee
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June 27, 2013 at 1:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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Dr parasad ji i was able to find multiple references to the existence of this 1940 1/4 ruppee pure silver coin by Bombay mint, but i couldnt find a picture or identifying features of coin anywhere!!!

June 27, 2013 at 4:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

DrPRBPrasad
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Thank u Navonil Ji & Anirudha Ji.Pl explore & let me know whenever u find.Regards 

July 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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