Stephen Album Rare Coins
Auction 45  26-29 Jan 2023
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Lot 1032

Starting price: 27 000 USD
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BRITISH INDIA: George V, 1910-1936, 4-coin proof restrike set, 1911(c), Bombay Mint proof restrikes, a lovely set of this rare one-year type including AR 2 annas NGC graded PF-62, AR ¼ rupee NGC graded PF-63, AR ½ rupee PCGS graded PF-63, and AR rupee NGC graded PF-63, set of 4 coins. The 1911 accession to the throne of Emperor George V led to the famous "pig rupee." On the coin, the King appeared wearing the chain of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire. Because of poor engraving the elephant looked very much like a pig. The Muslim population was enraged and the image had to be quickly redesigned.

Estimate: 27,000-30,000 USD
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