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India (British) 1/12, Quarter, and Half Anna and Half Pice  1833 to 1858
India (British) 1/12, Quarter, and Half Anna and Half Pice 1833 to 1858

These are old, cool coins, dj. Since you indicate your specimen as heavily worn, you cannot expect to sell it for more than $1 or $2 US dollars.

However, in tip-top shape, you can expect a few 10s of dollars for these pieces from British East India. The coin in our picture has little wear, but the stain on the bottom detracts from appearance and therefore value. This coin might sell retail for $5. It is just not a nice-looking coins. A dealer buying it would probably pay $2 or so, hoping to make a typical 100 percent profit for handling the coin.

The catalogs report the following information about this interesting collection. As always, catalog values are inflated values and must be properly interpreted. Use our Terminology page to fully understand catalog values.

1/12 ANNA, 17 mm diameter:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog values
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $7
fully uncirculated: $20

1/2 PICE, 21 mm diameter:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog values
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $40

1/4 ANNA, 26 mm diameter:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog values
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $50
coins dated 1857 are more rare and worth about twice these values
coins dated 1858 are plentiful and worth less than these values

1/2 ANNA, 30 mm diameter:
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog values
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $120

Coin: 941 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: dj, Mon, 10-Aug-2009 01:16:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 11-Nov-2012 21:29:11 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 05-Aug-2017 22:34:56 GMT
Requester description: 1835 1835, two lions facing each other,leaning against a shield or crest with two flags on top,with a lion between them. the back says 'one quarter anna',circled in a wreath. the words 'East India Company' along the top edge.and what appears to be arabic writing under the word india.
Tags: india british britain 1 12 quarter half anna pice uk brit brittan brittain england britian britt english britan brittish quarters quater quatre quarto quarts quartos quattro pices two lions lion shield crest flags flag one circled circle wreath east company arabic arab tiger cougar tigers arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested chevron creast shields escutcheon colours blanket banner colors banners bannered ones encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths eastern easterly arabesque aribic arabian arabia

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