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 Posted 06/05/2019  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Third up in the 1947 set..1 Anna

(1947) 1 Anna = 21mm diameter with 12 scallops..3.9gr..Edge plain..Copper Nickel..KM#538

Minted at...
Calutta...148,656,00..No mintmark..See detail..
Bombay....50,096,000..Raised dot below date..See detail..

Note..There were 2 slight variations used at both mints..See detail..



Here are my 3 examples..

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 Posted 06/07/2019  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fourth denomination up in the 1947 series is the 2 Annas..
This will be quick, as unlike the previous posts of the 1946, the 1947 series has no real anomalies..

1947..2 Annas = 22.3mm x 25.5mm...5.8gr...Edge plain...Cupro-Nickel..KM#542

Minted at...
Calcutta..57,428,000..(Type 1 and 2)..No mintmark.
Note..There were 2 types of obverse minted at Calcutta..Normal and Incuse wings..Type 2 being quite rare..See detail
Bombay....38,908,000..Dot either side of date.

Here's my example..
1947 2 Annas Bombay KM#542...IMO Nicely toned..
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 Posted 06/10/2019  04:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To finish the 1947 set....1/4..1/2 and One Rupee...

1947...1/4 Rupee = 19.5mm diameter..2.90gr..Edge reeded..Cupro-Nickel..KM#548
1947...1/2 Rupee = 24.0mm diameter..5.85gr..Edge reeded..Cupro-Nickel..KM#553
1947...One Rupee = 28.0mm diameter..11.65gr..Security Edge..Pure Nickel..KM#559

1/4 Rupee was minted at..(Mintmarks see detail below)
Bombay..109,948,500. Mintmark a small diamond below the date.
Lahore..Included in the Bombay quota. Mintmark a large diamond below the date.


1/2 Rupee..Only minted at Bombay..
Bombay..62,724,000. Mintmark small diamond below date.

1 Rupee....
This new designed 1 Rupee tiger reverse came into production in May 1947 and was made from pure Nickel..It had a security edge..see detail..
Bombay...118,128,000..Mintmark a small diamond below date.
Lahore....41,911,451..No mintmark.


Here are my examples...
1/4 Rupee..Lahore KM#548
1/4 Rupee..Bombay KM#548
1/2 Rupee..Bombay KM#553
1 Rupee....Bombay KM#559
1 Rupee....Lahore KM#559
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 Posted 06/10/2019  04:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the 1947 British India set together...


Will be moving away from India in the next set..To a different continent Africa....British West Africa 1947.....Paul
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 Posted 06/10/2019  07:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The One Rupee is a handsome coin.
Curiously, I have only ever seen them in uncirculated condition.
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 Posted 06/18/2019  03:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The British West African Colonies, 1821-1850 and again 1866-1888, consisted of, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria..
After its final cessation the British West Africa Pound stayed in effect from 1907 through to 1962...

The set I'll be presenting is the year 1947...BWA pound = 20 Shillings.

I'll run the first 3 coins together as they are of a similar ilk..

Obverse- Around the circular central hole Solomon's seal the six-pointed "Star of David" around and above the legend 'BRITISH WEST AFRICA'.
Reverse- An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; around and above the legend 'GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP': (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole the denomination in Arabic; around the circular hole the denomination in English.
The mint mark (H, KN or SA or no mintmark) is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription....Here's one of my examples a Half penny (H)..


1/10th Penny..Copper-Nickel..20mm diameter..1.90gr..Edge Plain..KM#20.
Minted at
Royal Mint London (No mintmark) 4,202,000
Kings Norton (Mintmark KN) 3,900,000

1/2 Penny...Copper-Nickel..25.9mm diameter..5.65gr..Edge Plain..KM#18.
Minted at
Kings Norton (Mintmark KN) 12,000,000
Heaton (Mintmark H) 15,218,000

One Penny...Copper-Nickel..30.8mm diameter..9.950gr..Edge Plain..KM#19.
Minted at
Kings Norton (Mintmark KN) 9,829,000
Heaton (Mintmark H) 12,443,000
South Africa Pretoria (Mintmark SA) 58,980,000


Here's my examples..
1/10 Penny (No mintark) Royal Mint London
1/2 Penny (H)....1/2 Penny (KN)
One Penny (SA)...One Penny (KN)...One Penny (H)
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 Posted 06/18/2019  04:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A thread with 16 pages of British colonial coins and I'm just discovering it now? Maybe I should have insomnia more often!

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A thread with 16 pages of British colonial coins and I'm just discovering it now? Maybe I should have insomnia more often!
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 Posted 06/19/2019  05:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Next coins up are the 1947.. 3 Pence and 6 Pence.
Obverse..Effigy of the ruling British monarch George VI with the initials PM (Engraver Percy Metcalfe) at the truncation of the neck, legend around GEORGIVS VI D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP:.
Reverse..Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 3 PENCE or 6 PENCE; Legend around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath the date. Mintmark (If any) between the wreath and date.

1947 3 Pence..Copper-Nickel..21.45mm diameter..5.1gr..Security Edge..KM#21
Minted at..
Heaton..10,000,000 Mintmark H
Kings Norton..11,248,000 Mintmark KN

1947 6 Pence (1/2 Shilling)..Nickel-Brass..19.5mm diameter..3.5gr..Security Edge..KM#22
Only minted at The Royal Mint London (No Mintmark)..6,120,000


Here's my examples..
1947 3 Pence H (Heaton and Sons Birmingham)
1947 6 Pence No mintmark ( The Royal Mint London)

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 Posted 06/20/2019  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1947 Last 2 coins in the set are..The 1 Shilling and 2 Shillings..

Obverse..Crowned head of King George VI facing left.. The legend around, GEORGIVS VI D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP: (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation are the initials PM (Engraver Percy Metcalfe).

Reverse..In the centre, dividing the date 1947, a palm tree with vegetation around the base; around the outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination TWO SHILLINGS/ONE SHILLING (below).

The mint mark None, H or KN is buried at the base of the palm tree.

1947 One Shilling..Nickel-Brass..23.6mm diameter..5.6gr..Security Edge..KM#23
Minted at..
The Royal Mint London..No mintmark..99,200,000
Heaton and Sons Birmingham..(H Mintmark)..10,000,000
Kings Norton Metal Co..(KN Mintmark)..10,384,000

1947 Two Shilling..Nickel-Brass..28.5mm diameter..11.3gr..Security Edge..KM#24
Minted at..
Heaton and Sons Birmingham..(H Mintmark)..4,758,000
Kings Norton Metal Co..(KN Mintmark)..4,200,000


Here's my examples..
1947 One Shilling..No mintmark..The Royal Mint London..KM#23
1947 Two Shilling..H Mintmark..Heaton and Sons Birmingham..KM#24

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 Posted 06/20/2019  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the 1947 British West Africa set together.

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 Posted 06/23/2019  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks jbuck.
Thought I'd put up another index post before moving on to the next set....

Hopefully this will help people when searching...

British India George VI 1940 set..........Pages 1-2
Princely states Bahawalpur 1940...........Page  2
British India Queen Victoria 1862 set.....Pages 2-8
British India George v 1919 set...........Pages 9-11
British India Edward VII 1907 set.........Pages 12-14
British India George VI 1946 set..........Pages 14-15
British India George VI 1947 set..........Pages 15-16
British West Africa George VI 1947 set....Page  16
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Thought I'd put up another index post before moving on to the next set....
Well done!

I hope you do not mind, but I have added it to your original post as well.
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