Coins in India were issued in the of denominations of one rupee, half rupee , quarter rupee and two annas (all in silver), and 1/12 anna ,half pice, quarter anna, one anna, two anna and four annas (all in copper) during his reign .
In 1911, on quite a few denominations of coins issued the King was shown wearing a robe with a small elephant on it. Unfortunately, the trunk of the elephant appeared to be like the snout of a pig and it’s legs were depicted as short and stout due to space constraints on the coin surface. The overall appearance was that of a pig which would have been offensive to the sensibilities of some religions. These coins termed the “Pig coins” were withheld from circulation and reissued with a proper elephant design.
Some of these sovereigns (as they are called) were also issued by Bombay mint in 1918 (because Bombay mint was declared as a Branch of London mint and these issues have the Bombay mint mark) . Some other mints which issued these coins were Ottawa (mint mark 'C' ), Melbourne (mint mark 'M'),Perth (mint mark 'P'), Sydney (mint mark 'S') , Pretoria (mint mark 'SA') among others.
One of the coins which is only a representative specimen of such coins issued all over the British Empire, is given below:
The legend means "George V by the grace of God, King of all the Britons, defender of the Faith, Emperor of India".
The initials of the designer of the obverse side image are on the right hand side of the neck of the bust.