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India (British) 1/2 and 2 Annas  1939 to 1947
India (British) 1/2 and 2 Annas 1939 to 1947

Britain ruled India until 1947. The East India Company issued many interesting coins and did not stick religiously to standard circular shape. Most of the British East India coins show the reigning British monarch on the front with rupee, mohur, and anna denominations on the back. The square pattern in our picture was used on the 1/2 and 2 anna denominations during the mid 20th century. You can see an example of a wavy-edge 1 anna coin at this CoinQuest link.

The 1/2 and 2 anna coins were minted in various metals as well, so if you have a coin with a similar pattern but different composition, the appraisal values on this page apply to your coin. Here are the stats. They apply to all dates in the series, except as noted:

1/2 ANNA (nickel-brass, copper-nickel, gold)
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $2
1940 date in gold: $400
coins in 'proof' or 'proof-like' condition: $30

2 ANNAS (nickel-brass, copper-nickel)
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $4
1939 with small dots at date: $10 well preserved
coins in 'proof' or 'proof-like' condition: $30

The proof issues were minted especially for collectors. Use our Impotant Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means.

Coin: 4933 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: cowboy, Mon, 19-Jul-2010 01:30:25 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:55:29 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 01-Oct-2014 13:22:33 GMT
Requester description: 1943 face is George Vi King Emperor back is 2 annas india 1943
Tags: india british britain 1 2 annas anna britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt english britan britsh britanniarun brilt brittish george vi king emperor square circle ring rectangle circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed rectangular rectangles

Comments

I have a 2 Anna's coin dated 1940 mint condition , could you please tell me if its worth anything ???? - suthar lalit
Values are give above. - CoinQuest (Paul)

i want sell india 1/2 anna 1944. tell me the price of this coin
The prices on this page apply to all dates. To get the price of your 1944 1/2 anna, first estimate its condition: worn, average circulated, well preserved, or fully uncirculated. There are sample picture of these on our Important Terminology page (button at upper left). Next, read above to get the catalog value. Once you have the catalog value, figure that a collector should pay about 3/4 of it. If you want to sell to a coin dealer, figure that he or she should pay about 1/2 of catalog value. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a coin of 2 annas 0f 1944 george VI king emperor. I want to know the value of this coin.
See above. - CoinQuest

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