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India (Hyderabad) 2, 4, and 8 Annas, and 1 Rupee  1942 to 1946
India (Hyderabad) 2, 4, and 8 Annas, and 1 Rupee 1942 to 1946

These coins show the beautiful Charminar monument and mosque, built in 1591AD in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark is a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. It appears on these coins, and on other coins of Hyderabad, notably those that look very similar but do not have the explicit denomination called out on the reverse. You can read about those at this CoinQuest link [Press Here]. This page addresses Hyderabad coins with the numeric denomination on the reverse.

The denominations and dates of these coins appear in Eastern Arabic numerals. The date is on the mosque side. They are given in the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. You can convert them to Western (Gregorian) dates at IslamicFinder [Press Here].

2 ANNAS, 0.037 troy ounces silver, AH1366 to AH1368 (1946AD to 1948AD)
4 ANNAS, 0.074 troy ounces silver, AH1362 to AH1368 (1943AD to 1948AD)
8 ANNAS, 0.147 troy ounces silver, AH1363 (1944AD)
1 RUPEE, about 0.3 troy ounces silver, AH1361 to AH1365 (1942AD to 1945AD)

Approximate catalog values for these coins run like this:

2 ANNAS
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $4

4 ANNAS
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $5

8 ANNAS
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $10

1 RUPEE
worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $7
fully uncirculated: $12

Coin: 18953 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Nathan, Sun, 22-Mar-2015 07:08:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 23-Mar-2015 02:47:08 GMT
Requester description: On one side of the coin there is a palace with two towers, one on either side. And the back has a 1 with calligraphy surounding it.
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