In 1858, after 100 years of control by the East India Company, the British Crown was established in India, and would maintain in control until 1947, when Great Britain relinquished control and India gained its independence. During Britain’s control, silver Rupees circulated in India featuring the reigning monarch. We recently secured a hoard of over 800 British India Rupees from the reign of King George V — a sizable hoard—and we’re making them available while our supply lasts!
A Coin Fit For A King
Struck between 1911 and 1936 in 91.7% fine silver, each coin features the portrait of King George V. a grandson of Queen Victoria, George V was the father of not one but TWO kings! His eldest son, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. His second son, Albert, became the next king titled as George VI, thus giving Great Britain three kings in less than a year! The bearded George V dominates the obverse of this coin wearing his royal robes and St. Edward’s Crown, the centerpiece of the Crown jewels.
Each coin comes in Very Fine to Extremely Fine (VF–XF) condition. Date and condition vary.
CLASSIC BRITISH EMPIRE COIN – This coin represents a time when the British Empire encompassed India. It features King George V on the obverse while the reverse shows a wreath with the denomination in the middle.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each coin available here has been struck in 11.66 grams of 91.7% fine silver and measures 30.5 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER IN INDIA – These British coins were legal tender in India, which was governed by Great Britain from 1858 until it gained its independence in 1947.
NICE COLLECTOR GRADE CONDITION – Your 1911–1936 British India Silver Rupee George V will come in Very Fine to Extremely Fine (VF–XF) condition. Date and condition vary.
Capture a moment in time when Great Britain ruled India with this vintage and collectible 1911–1936 British India Silver Rupee of George V. Click it to your cart today!