1 Rupee 1906

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Added by Sadanand R. Meharwade
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General Description The Edward VII series of coins of India are dated 1903-1910. No Gold coins were issued during the reign of Edward VII. There are four silver coins (Rupee, 1/2 Rupee, 1/4 Rupee and 2 Annas) and three copper coins (1/4 Anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 Anna). A Cupro-nickel 1 Anna coin was introduced in 1906.
Coinage of Queen Victoria had the Queen's bust facing left, following the British practice of making the effigies of successive sovereigns face opposite directions; the coins of Edward showed the king facing right.
On 01 Aug, 1906, the copper coins were replace by bronze issues with the same obverse and reverse designs but a thinner plancet due to the rising international prices of copper. The 1906 coins come in both varieties.
Another special feature of the coinage of this period was that,in all the silver coins the inscription was in both English and Persian, compared to Victoria coins that showed only English. In 1 anna cupro-nickel coin, the value was shown in five languages- English, Persian, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.
The King Edward VII coins are distinct as the head is uncrowned. The apparent explanation is, though Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, Edward's coronation was not held till 9 August 1902. The master dies were created before the coronation, so it was not possible to show him wearing the crown. To rectify this, a pattern rupee was designed in 1910. It could not be minted for public use as king Edward died in the same year.
Obv. Description Edward VII face
Rev. Description Crown, Flower and written in English
Catalog code KM#508
Weight 11.6000 g
Material Silver
Orientation Coin
Mint -Unknown-
Edge Type reeded
Catalog prices No catalog prices set yet

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