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King William IV
Vic Queen - Continuous legend
Vic Queen - Divided legend
Copper coins
Victoria Queen
1862 RUPEE DOT VARIETIES
1862 1874 1875
1876    
Victoria Empress
1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882
1883 1884 1885
1886 1887 1888
1889 1890 1891
1892 1893 1894
1895 1896 1897
1898 1899 1900
1901    
King Edward VII
1903 1904 1905
1906 1907 1908
1909 1910  
King George V
1911 1912 1913
1914 1915 1916
1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922
1923 1924 1925
1926 1927 1928
1929 1930 1931
1932 1933 1934
1935 1936  
King George VI
1938 1939 1940
1941 1942 1943
1944 1945 1946
1947    
1947 Later
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Victoria Empress : 1886 

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B
ii) A
  1886
  1886
     C on dot
     None
Cal
Bom

2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP 1886  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B
ii) B

iii) B
II
II
I
C  on dot
None
None
Cal  Cal
Bom
 
   
4 1/2 ANNA  X        X  X X X
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) B
iv) C
II
II
  I
 
?
C incuse
B raised
B raised
None
Cal  Bom
Bom
 ?
 
   

7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I
II
C incuse
B raised
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) A
ii) C
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1887

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) A
ii) B
  1887
  1887
 None
  None
Bom
Cal

2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP 1887  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B
ii) B
I
II
None
None
Cal 
 Bom
 
   
4 1/2 ANNA  X        X  X X X
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
II
II
?
C incuse
B raised
None
Cal  Bom
?
 
   
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I
II
C incuse
B raised
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) A
ii) C
iii) C 
    iv) C     
 v) A
I
I
  I
 
         I          I (reverse B)
     C incuse      B raised
B incuse
     C incuse      B incuse
  Cal  
Bom
 Bom
   Cal Bom
                
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1888

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) A
ii) B
    1888
    1888
 None
  None
Bom
Cal

2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1888  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B
ii) B
I
II
None
None
Bom 
 Cal
 
   
4 1/2 ANNA  X        X  X X X
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
II
II
II
None
B raised
B incuse
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A

iii) A
I
           II            II
C incuse
B incuse
None
Cal  Bom
Cal
 
   
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
I
I
I
C incuse
B raised
B incuse
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
9 GOLD MOHUR VIC EMP     1888  None  Cal

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1889

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B
ii) A
    1889
    1889
 None
  None
Bom
Cal

2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1889  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B
ii) B
I
II
None
None
Bom 
 Cal
 
   
4 1/2 ANNA  X        X  X X X
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) B
 
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) B

iii) A
I
           I            II
C Incuse
B incuse
B raised
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
I
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
B raised
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
9 GOLD MOHUR VIC EMP     1889  None  Cal

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1890

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B      1890  None Cal
2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1890  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B II None Cal   
4 1/2 ANNA  VIC EMP   1890(Proof) None    
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B

iii) B
iv) B
II
II
  II
 
II
C incuse
B incuse
B raised
None
Cal  Bom
Bom
 ?
 
   

6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
 
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
7 1/2 RUPEE  VIC EMP   1890(Proof) None    
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal   Bom     
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1891

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B     1891  None Cal
2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1891  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B
ii) B
I
II
None
None
 Bom 
 Cal
 
   
4 1/2 ANNA VIC EMP     Proof  None  Cal
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
II
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
None
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I (Proof)
I (Proof)
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
9 GOLD MOHUR VIC EMP     1891  None  Bom

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1892

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B     1892  None Cal
2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1892892  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B II None Cal   
4 1/2 ANNA VIC EMP    1892 (Proof)  None Cal
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
 
II
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C

iii) C
I
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
B raised
Cal  Bom
 Bom
 
   
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1893

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) A
ii) B
    1893
    1893
 None
  None
Bom
Cal

2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1893  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B II None Cal   
4 1/2 ANNA i) C Proof None Cal  
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
II
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I
I
C Incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
I
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


Victoria Empress : 1894

Sl No. DENOMINATION OBVERSE REVERSE  MINT MARK CHECK LIST
MINT  CL
1 1/12 ANNA i) B     1894  None Cal
2 1/2 PICE VIC EMP   1894  None  Cal
3 1/4 ANNA i) B II None Cal   
4 1/2 ANNA  X        X  X X X
5 2 ANNAS i) B
ii) B
II
II
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
6 1/4 RUPEE i) C
ii) C
 
II
I
C incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom    
7 1/2 RUPEE i) A
ii) A
I
I
C Incuse
B incuse
Cal  Bom     
8 1 RUPEE i) C I C incuse Cal  
9 GOLD MOHUR  X        X  X X X

This list was prepared by Dr. B. JINADATHA

 


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Victoria Queen & Victoria Empress : Obverse, Reverse, Privy & Mint Marks

1/12 ANNA

 
Obverse A :
In the last section of the front dress panel, single flower is left


 
Obverse B :
In the last section of the front dress panel, flower is to right.


Reverse :
1/2 PICE

      
Obverse and Reverse features are uniform. In 1862 dated coins diameter varies.


1/4 ANNA


Obverse A : In last section of the front dress panel has single flower to right. Only down stroke of 'V' is present.


 
Obverse B :
In last section of the front dress panel has two flowers. 'V' mark at the bottom of the bust.


   
Reverse I : Has two leaves below the date.


   
Reverse II : Has single leaf below the date.


1/2 ANNA


Obverse A : Front dress panel has 4.5 sections and last panel has two flowers.


 
Obverse B : Front dress panel has four sections and last section has single flower. 


Reverse :

 


2 ANNA


Obverse A :
Front dress panel has four sections and single flower to right. Inverted ' 'mark at the bottom of the bust.



Obverse B :
Front dress panel has 3.5 sections, last section has single flower to left and 'V' mark in the dress at the bottom of the bust or only down stroke of 'V'


      Reverse I : 1. Top flower is large
2. Two base flowers are long and curved downward


     
Reverse II :
1. Top flower is small
2. Two base flowers are small and horizontal


1/4 RUPEE

 
Obverse A : 1. Four sections in front dress panel
2. In the last section single flower to the right.
3. Inverted 'V' mark in the dress at the bottom of the bust


Obverse B : 1. Four sections in front dress panel but last section is incomplete
2. Large flower in the center
3. Only stroke of 'V' is seen or it is completely absent



Obverse C : 
1. Three sections in front dress panel
2. Last section has single flower to the left
3. In dress at the bottom of the bust 'V' mark in culcutta mint coins
4. 'V' is absent in bombay mint coins


      
Reverse I :
1. Two flowers at the base are large and curved downwards
2. / between 1/4 is long


      
Reverse II :
1. Two flowers at the base are small and horizontal
2. / between 1/4 is short


1/2 RUPEE


Obverse A : 

1. Four sections in front dress panel
2. Two flowers in the last section
3. 'V' mark in dress at the bottom of the bust

Obverse B : 
1. 4.5 sections in front dress panel
2. One flower without twig
3. Only left down stroke of 'V' is present

       
Reverse I : 

1. Top flower is open
2. Two base flowers are short and horizontal

       
Reverse II :
1. Top flower is closed and looks like a bud
2. Two base flowers are long and bent downwards

1 RUPEE

           
obverse A    obverse B   obverse C



Obverse A : 
3.75 sections in front dress panel. 
A1 : 'V' mark at the bottom of the bust and ' ' at the tip of the shoulder.

A2 : Only crescent mark is present
A3 : Only down stroke of 'V' is present
A4 : Both 'V' and crescent mark are absent


Obverse B :
4.25 sections in front dress panel



Obverse C :
Bust is smaller
C1 : 3.33 sections in front dress panel
C2 : 3.5 sections in the front dress panel


       
Reverse I : 

1. Top flower is open
2. Seven petals in flower
3. Petals bent downwards


       
Reverse II : 

1. Top flower is closed
2. Appears like bud


       
Reverse III :
1. Top flower has shorter petal
2. Pointing slightly upward



Reverse II(a) :
A bud is present in front of E of one



Reverse II(b) :
Three petals at the bottom flower busted of 5 petals


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MINT MARKS
---------------------------------

-------: BOMBAY :--------


A small dot below the center of the date. In use during 1874 to 1883


The capital letter 'B' raised on the stem of the top flower. In use from 1883 to 1892.


'B' raised in bottom flower during 1883 to 1885




The capital letter 'B' is incuse on the stem of the top flower. In use from 1885 to 1901

-----: CULCUTTA :--------


The capital letter 'C' incuse on the bottom flower. In use from 1879 to 1901.

-----: GOLD MOHUR :--------


Obverse    

One flower

Obverse   

Two flower
 

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