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India 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Rupee  1840 to 1849
India 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Rupee 1840 to 1849

Look at the picture of this beautiful old Indian rupee Mickey sent to CoinQuest. There are 1/4 and 1/2 rupee coins as well with the same pattern. Also, like all British coins, the portrait of the reigning monarch appears on the front of the coin. Queen Victoria is shown on Mickey's specimen. King William IIII appears on earlier dates of this coin.

This particular series, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 rupee, is a coin collector's special because there are many subtle varieties of the coin with substantial value differences between each variety. CoinQuest does not track coin varieties because the subject is so broad, so we specify here approximate catalog values for the most common coins. If you are interested in varities you should poke your big toe into the world of coin collecting and see if you like it.

1/4 RUPEE
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved (like our picture): $20
fully uncirculated: $50
gold coin dated 1840: 0.086 troy ounces times the current price of gold

1/2 RUPEE
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved (like our picture): $35
fully uncirculated: $65
gold coin dated 1840: 0.172 troy ounces times the current price of gold

1 RUPEE
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved (like our picture): $45
fully uncirculated: $80
copper coin dated 1840: very rare: $2000, coin must be copper, not silver

As always, please use our Important Terminology page to interpret the catalog values shown above.

Coin: 5804 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mickey, Thu, 14-Oct-2010 01:05:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Sep-2013 15:48:07 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 09-Nov-2014 01:20:19 GMT
Requester description: 1840 please see picture
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