India-British 1-RUPEE (KM559)
India-British 1-RUPEE (KM559)

India-British 1-RUPEE (KM559) Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger is one of six living sub-species of tigers. Tigers, one of four members of the genus panthera, are the largest and most powerful of cats. They are super-predators, with no natural enemies other than man and other tigers. Tigers are strong swimmers, and have been known to ambush boats for a meal of fishermen. In fact, Bengal Tigers are feared as known man-eaters.

The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. It is on the endangered species list, mainly due to habitat loss.

This coin was minted in 1947 only.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Composition: Nickel
  • CAT#: KM559

Obverse Legend

GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR

Reverse Legend

ONE RUPEE INDIA

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