After the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, the administration of British India was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown. From 1862 till Indian independence in 1947, circulation coins were minted under the direct authority of the Crown. Gaps in years indicate that coins were not struck bearing those dates. Sometimes, coins struck during subsequent years continued to bear an older unchanged date, for example, rupee coins with the year 1862.
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