1/2 Rupee, 1939, George VI, Type 1/Young Head – tezbid

1/2 Rupee, 1939, George VI, Type 1/Young Head

  • Rs. 800.00

Half rupee silver coin of British India, minted in 1939, in the name of George VI. This was the last year this value was minted in full silver (0.917) - 1940 onward, the coins were only half silver. As a result, most of the 'full silver' coins quickly went out of circulation. These are scarce compared to half rupees from the subsequent years (1940-45). 

These coins are called 'young head' or Type I. The most notable difference between the two types is the length of the trefoils in the crown - highlighted in the third picture. 

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Weight: 5.83 grams (approx)
Diameter: 24 mm (approx)

The coins are part of a lot. The coin you get may not be the coin in the picture, but will be a coin in similar condition. Price is for 1 coin.