India ½-ANNA (KM2)
India ½-ANNA (KM2)

India ½-ANNA (KM2) Zebu Bull

Zebus (Bos taurus indicus) are a humped cattle (aka cow) of which there are about 75 known breeds. In India, known breeds make up less than 20% of the cattle population. The rest are cross-bred due to their sacred nature (they get free rein in many areas, and they don't get eaten).

Although the animal on this coin is sometimes identified as a Brahman Bull, that is not possible, since the Brahman breed was developed in the United States from cattle imported from India.

This is pre-decimal coinage, where 4 pice = 1 anna, and 16 annas = 1 rupee. This coin was minted in 1950, 1954, and 1955.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 19.9 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM2.2

Obverse Legend

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Reverse Legend

HALF ANNA

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