1/2 Anna, Issued by India, 1845 (frozen date)
East India Company Uniform Coinage
Minted by Calcutta Mint

Obverse Description

East India Company arms, a shield quartered with eschutcheon of France and England in the first quarter; crest of a lion rampant guardant holding between his forepaws the imperial crown proper; with supporters two lions rampant guardant each supporting a banner charged with a cross; below on a ribbon the motto, 'AUSP: REG: & SEN: ANG:' (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above ribbon, '1845'.

Reverse Description

Within an open laurel wreath, 'HALF / ANNA'; around above, 'EAST INDIA COMPANY'; between tips of wreath a Persian legend (do pai; translation: two Pice).

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