• 1/2 Anna 1862-1876, KM# 468, India, British (British Raj), Victoria
  • 1/2 Anna 1862-1876, KM# 468, India, British (British Raj), Victoria
Description

Victoria (1819–1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe". Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era and was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

Mints:
• Bombay: 30.5 mm
• Calcutta: 31.3 mm
• Madras: 30.7 mm

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing the Tudor Crown, toothed rim.

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: William Wyon

VICTORIA QUEEN

Reverse

Denomination and date within circle of beads, wreath surrounds, toothed rim.

HALF
ANNA
INDIA
1862

Edge
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight 12.7 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bombay Mint (no mintmark)
Calcutta Mint (no mintmark)
Madras Mint (no mintmark)

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