1911 India Silver Rupee "Pig" - Littleton Coin Company
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1911 India Silver Rupee

1911 India Silver Rupee "Pig"

In 1911, the British government released new silver rupees in India to celebrate the coronation of King George V. Their obverses showed the king in regal robes. Among the decorations on the robes, near the coin`s base, was an elephant. Because the elephant resembled a pig, considered unclean by most of India`s citizens, the coins were rejected. The "pig" rupees were withdrawn within a month and many were melted, creating this short-lived coin, known today as Type I. The new rupees with a redesigned elephant are known as Type II.

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