• 2 Annas 1918-1936, KM# 516, India, British (British Raj), George V
  • 2 Annas 1918-1936, KM# 516, India, British (British Raj), George V
Description

George V (1865–1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.

Calcutta Mint issues have no mint mark. Bombay Mint issues have a small raised dot on the reverse at the bottom near the rim.

Obverse

Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collars of the Star of India and Indian Empire and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram Mackennal

GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
19 18
INDIA

Reverse

Denomination within square, "Two annas" in 4 languages Urdu, Bengali, Nagari and Telugu outside.

دو آن
दो आना দুই মানা
2
ANNAS
రెండుఅణాఒ

Edge
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.7 g
Diameter 25.3 mm
Width -
Height -
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape square
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bombay Mint (•)
Calcutta Mint (no mintmark)

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