Anna (coin face)

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Copper ¼ Anna coin of the British East India Company , minted in 1835

Anna ( Hindi : आना, ānā) is the name of an earlier Indian coin . It was minted in copper - nickel from 1906 under British rule and was equivalent to 1/16 rupee . Copper pieces of 1/12, ¼ and ½ Anna (each from 1835) and silver 2 Anna coins (from 1841) already existed in the 19th century . From 1919 to 1921 4 and 8 Anna coins were also minted in copper-nickel. On April 1, 1957, India introduced a decimal currency system (1 rupee = 100 paises ) and thus abolished Anna as the nominal coin .

The Pakistani rupee was also divided into anna until 1961. The Sri Lankan rupee, which emerged from the Indian rupee, was only based on this division for a short transition period and was decimalized as early as 1869.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Bhawani Shankar Panigrahi: Republic India coins: Decimal series. Orissa Engineering College website on Indian Coins, January 8, 2013, accessed April 24, 2018 .