Coins minted from 1862 through 1873 all
have the date 1862.
The legend reads "Victoria Queen" for coins dated 1862 -
It reads "Victoria Empress" for coins dated
The 1/12 Anna was minted through 1901. The
Madras mint only made 1862 coins, while the Bombay mint was
used through 1889 (Krauss lists an 1890 P/L restrike). Only
the Calcutta mint produced coins from 1890 to 1901. There are
two obverse types.
Type A - The front of the dress
has 4-1/3 panels. The bottom complete panel has one flower at
Type B - The front of the dress has 4 panels. The bottom
panel has one flower on the right.
Position of the legend "Victoria Empress"
from 1877 (see photos below):
Type A - At lower right, the legend is close to the bust.
Type B - At lower right, the legend is far from the bust.
Reverse - the same reverse design
was used for the entire series.
Mint-Mark - The 1882-1887 Calcutta
1/12 anna coins have a tiny incuse "C" mint-mark.
See note at the bottom of the Checklist
page. This mint-mark is tiny and can be seen on only some coins.
Possibly the mint-mark was not applied to all Calcutta coins.
However, the Calcutta minted coins can be identified by the