Two annas 1940. Notice that Four Indian languages are shown here apart from English.
This is a 1944 issue (Reverse side) of a one pice coin given for my collection by my sister, Raka. As the cost of minting coins during World War II became, this design nicknamed "the washer" (used in water taps) was introduced shortly after the 1940 issues. Notice that the centre has a hole in it to save on the metal used in coin blanks at the time of minting to keep minting costs down.