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Showed this coin when I first won it in a coin contest back in 2005 but did not feature it.
This coin was made in Calcutta since there is no mint mark during the time of British rule. It is silver but no longer accepted as legal tender. Were it not got a cut or gauge at the back of the king's head this coin could have graded much higher.
The wreath of flowers on the back encircling the ONE RUPEE 1918 is wonderful. Even the edge has ornate denticles.
The front has old King George with the title of emperor as well. This design is known as Type II since the original 1911 version had been modified. Apparently the tiny elephant on the King's coat had straight legs and some Indian's thought it looked like a pig. This was a bit of an insult so the broadened the bottom of the feet and made it more elephantine for 1912 and later issuing.
Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 1 Rupee / India-British
Year: 1918 (c)
Metal: 91.7% Silver (assuming the balance is copper)
Value: XF at $12.50 There is a cut/damage on the coin.
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