The Revolt of 1857 ended the East India Company rule and the Queen assumed authority over the India. For the next 90 years the British Government ruled about 60% of India directly and the other 40% indirectly through native princes who followed British policies. During this time India went through many changes that were not just political and administrative but also witnessed changing economy and society.
Following the shifting of power from Company to British Government, a new series of coins were issued. From 1862 till Indian independence in 1947, coins were minted under the direct authority of the Crown. The British Indian coins were minted in Gold, Silver and Copper with different obverse and reverse die varieties which are helpful in their identification. The most peculiar feature of the British coinage is that they issued coins in two systems i.e. Fractional System and Decimal System.
The jewels of the British crown never failed to shine, it is an empire on which sun never sets. Great Britain surfaced as one of the most powerful Empires of the 19th and 20th century with its headstrong and powerful monarchy. Its monarchy was the key factor which changed its perception and left its land with a different impression in the coming centuries. One such impression was an important event of modern history- it was the year of 1936, when Britain and her commonwealth saw three kings on the British crown.