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    NEW BOOK: COINS OF THE BENGAL PRESIDENCY

    10/21/2012

    NEW BOOK COINS OF THE bengal presidency http www coinbooks org esylum_v15n44a03 html Back to top Caroline Newton of Baldwin s forwarded this press release about a new book on the coins of the Bengal Presidency Editor Caroline adds It is the first of three volumes written by Dr Paul Stevens that document the coins of the East India Company The first volume explores the coins and mints of the Bengal Presidency from 1757 w


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

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    ORLO Coins 96 97 98 99 oo 101 02 03 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name oj Shah Alain II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date 1204 unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 31 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 000 1 500 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency Rupee AH 1202


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    ORLO Coins 96 97 98 99 oo 101 02 03 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name oj Shah Alain II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date 1204 unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 31 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 000 1 500 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency Rupee AH 1202


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

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    ORLO Coins 96 97 98 99 oo 101 02 03 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name oj Shah Alain II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date 1204 unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 31 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 000 1 500 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency Rupee AH 1202


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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /2003 Numismatics Periodicals

    e denominations Matthew Boulton had sent John Philip to London in 1802 to consult the EIC s experts on the designs and he returned in October Production of the three larger denominations began almost immediately but production of the one cash pieces caused problems until January 1803 when a new method was perfected The only coins that Doty records as being produced at the Soho mint for the bengal presidency were for a coinage of copper pice in 1809 but various problems caused this project to be abandoned and only the patterns remain However Vice has added to this with his research into the hexagonal patterns produced at Soho 34 and has shown that Pridmore s view that these coins were to be used in the Bombay Presidency was wrong and that they were planned for use in the Bengal Presidency to re


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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /2003 Numismatics Periodicals

    e denominations Matthew Boulton had sent John Philip to London in 1802 to consult the EIC s experts on the designs and he returned in October Production of the three larger denominations began almost immediately but production of the one cash pieces caused problems until January 1803 when a new method was perfected The only coins that Doty records as being produced at the Soho mint for the bengal presidency were for a coinage of copper pice in 1809 but various problems caused this project to be abandoned and only the patterns remain However Vice has added to this with his research into the hexagonal patterns produced at Soho 34 and has shown that Pridmore s view that these coins were to be used in the Bombay Presidency was wrong and that they were planned for use in the Bengal Presidency to re


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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /2003 Numismatics Periodicals

    e denominations Matthew Boulton had sent John Philip to London in 1802 to consult the EIC s experts on the designs and he returned in October Production of the three larger denominations began almost immediately but production of the one cash pieces caused problems until January 1803 when a new method was perfected The only coins that Doty records as being produced at the Soho mint for the bengal presidency were for a coinage of copper pice in 1809 but various problems caused this project to be abandoned and only the patterns remain However Vice has added to this with his research into the hexagonal patterns produced at Soho 34 and has shown that Pridmore s view that these coins were to be used in the Bombay Presidency was wrong and that they were planned for use in the Bengal Presidency to re


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    The Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde Collections



    e KM 52 SP 66 NGC RV monogram FANAM ONE Fanam Type KM 51 but unlisted date SP 65 NGC Jewel sharp examples struck by the highly progressive rulers of this South India State Total 3 pieces 800 900 KM gives Malabar Era 1101 1924 AD as the last year of Rama Varma s reign but these pieces are dated five years later with his name boldly in scribed 2600 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 year 19 frozen year struck in the early 1800 s Mint name Murshidabad In the name of Shah Alam IE Km 103 MS 64 PCGS 1 000 1 200 2601 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency In the name of Shah Alam II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 g


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    The November 2011 Baltimore Auction



    500 22286 Rewa Mohur VS 1975 1918 Fr 1371 Bruce M4 NGC AU 55 700 900 22287 Rohilkhand Mohur AH 1186 Year 13 1772 Zabita Khan 1770 74 Fr 1377 KM 100 NGC MS 66 700 1000 22288 Travancore 2 Pagodas 1877 Fr 1401 KM 27 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 22289 Tripura Mohur SE 1728 1806 Fr 426 KM 265 NGC Fine Details Removed From Jewelry 700 900 22290 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1787 88 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC MS 62 1400 1800 22291 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC AU 55 700 1000 22292 Bengal Presidency 1 2 Mohur Jewelers Copy AH 1202 Year 19 1788 cf Fr 1 541 cf KM 1 1 1 Edge bump VERY FINE 250 350 22293 East India Company Mohur 1841 Fr 1595a KM 462 1 Mount removed at 12 o clock VERY FINE


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    The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction



    VS 1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC MS 62 700 1000 747 Bikanir Mohur VS1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 748 Jaipur Mohur Year 40 Sawai Mint In the name of Shah Alam II Fr 1179 CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED 800 1000 749 Jodhpur Mohur ND ca 1943 Fr 1234 KM 150 Struck in the names of Umaid Singh and George VI VERY FINE 500 650 750 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1204 Year 32 1790 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1534 KM 31 Sharp strike clear date and year light hairlines lustrous NGC UNC DETAILS Surface Hairlines 1300 1600 751 East India Company Jeweler s Imitation Mo hur AH 1212 19 cf Fr 1537 Bruce 11 EXTREMELY FINE 500 700 752 Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Bengal Presidency Fr 1 537 KM 1 13 Frozen date 1 793 Issue


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    The Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde Collections



    e KM 52 SP 66 NGC RV monogram FANAM ONE Fanam Type KM 51 but unlisted date SP 65 NGC Jewel sharp examples struck by the highly progressive rulers of this South India State Total 3 pieces 800 900 KM gives Malabar Era 1101 1924 AD as the last year of Rama Varma s reign but these pieces are dated five years later with his name boldly in scribed 2600 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 year 19 frozen year struck in the early 1800 s Mint name Murshidabad In the name of Shah Alam IE Km 103 MS 64 PCGS 1 000 1 200 2601 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency In the name of Shah Alam II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 g


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    The Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde Collections



    e KM 52 SP 66 NGC RV monogram FANAM ONE Fanam Type KM 51 but unlisted date SP 65 NGC Jewel sharp examples struck by the highly progressive rulers of this South India State Total 3 pieces 800 900 KM gives Malabar Era 1101 1924 AD as the last year of Rama Varma s reign but these pieces are dated five years later with his name boldly in scribed 2600 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 year 19 frozen year struck in the early 1800 s Mint name Murshidabad In the name of Shah Alam IE Km 103 MS 64 PCGS 1 000 1 200 2601 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency In the name of Shah Alam II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 g


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    The November 2011 Baltimore Auction



    500 22286 Rewa Mohur VS 1975 1918 Fr 1371 Bruce M4 NGC AU 55 700 900 22287 Rohilkhand Mohur AH 1186 Year 13 1772 Zabita Khan 1770 74 Fr 1377 KM 100 NGC MS 66 700 1000 22288 Travancore 2 Pagodas 1877 Fr 1401 KM 27 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 22289 Tripura Mohur SE 1728 1806 Fr 426 KM 265 NGC Fine Details Removed From Jewelry 700 900 22290 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1787 88 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC MS 62 1400 1800 22291 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC AU 55 700 1000 22292 Bengal Presidency 1 2 Mohur Jewelers Copy AH 1202 Year 19 1788 cf Fr 1 541 cf KM 1 1 1 Edge bump VERY FINE 250 350 22293 East India Company Mohur 1841 Fr 1595a KM 462 1 Mount removed at 12 o clock VERY FINE


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    The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction



    VS 1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC MS 62 700 1000 747 Bikanir Mohur VS1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 748 Jaipur Mohur Year 40 Sawai Mint In the name of Shah Alam II Fr 1179 CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED 800 1000 749 Jodhpur Mohur ND ca 1943 Fr 1234 KM 150 Struck in the names of Umaid Singh and George VI VERY FINE 500 650 750 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1204 Year 32 1790 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1534 KM 31 Sharp strike clear date and year light hairlines lustrous NGC UNC DETAILS Surface Hairlines 1300 1600 751 East India Company Jeweler s Imitation Mo hur AH 1212 19 cf Fr 1537 Bruce 11 EXTREMELY FINE 500 700 752 Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Bengal Presidency Fr 1 537 KM 1 13 Frozen date 1 793 Issue


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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /2003 Numismatics Periodicals

    e denominations Matthew Boulton had sent John Philip to London in 1802 to consult the EIC s experts on the designs and he returned in October Production of the three larger denominations began almost immediately but production of the one cash pieces caused problems until January 1803 when a new method was perfected The only coins that Doty records as being produced at the Soho mint for the bengal presidency were for a coinage of copper pice in 1809 but various problems caused this project to be abandoned and only the patterns remain However Vice has added to this with his research into the hexagonal patterns produced at Soho 34 and has shown that Pridmore s view that these coins were to be used in the Bombay Presidency was wrong and that they were planned for use in the Bengal Presidency to re


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    The Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde Collections



    e KM 52 SP 66 NGC RV monogram FANAM ONE Fanam Type KM 51 but unlisted date SP 65 NGC Jewel sharp examples struck by the highly progressive rulers of this South India State Total 3 pieces 800 900 KM gives Malabar Era 1101 1924 AD as the last year of Rama Varma s reign but these pieces are dated five years later with his name boldly in scribed 2600 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 year 19 frozen year struck in the early 1800 s Mint name Murshidabad In the name of Shah Alam IE Km 103 MS 64 PCGS 1 000 1 200 2601 INDIA East India Company Bengal Presidency In the name of Shah Alam II Badshah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1204 year 32 1790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 g


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    The November 2011 Baltimore Auction



    500 22286 Rewa Mohur VS 1975 1918 Fr 1371 Bruce M4 NGC AU 55 700 900 22287 Rohilkhand Mohur AH 1186 Year 13 1772 Zabita Khan 1770 74 Fr 1377 KM 100 NGC MS 66 700 1000 22288 Travancore 2 Pagodas 1877 Fr 1401 KM 27 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 22289 Tripura Mohur SE 1728 1806 Fr 426 KM 265 NGC Fine Details Removed From Jewelry 700 900 22290 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1787 88 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC MS 62 1400 1800 22291 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 NGC AU 55 700 1000 22292 Bengal Presidency 1 2 Mohur Jewelers Copy AH 1202 Year 19 1788 cf Fr 1 541 cf KM 1 1 1 Edge bump VERY FINE 250 350 22293 East India Company Mohur 1841 Fr 1595a KM 462 1 Mount removed at 12 o clock VERY FINE


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    The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction



    VS 1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC MS 62 700 1000 747 Bikanir Mohur VS1994 1937 Fr 1055 Bruce M3 NGC Unc Details Surface Hairlines 700 1000 748 Jaipur Mohur Year 40 Sawai Mint In the name of Shah Alam II Fr 1179 CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED 800 1000 749 Jodhpur Mohur ND ca 1943 Fr 1234 KM 150 Struck in the names of Umaid Singh and George VI VERY FINE 500 650 750 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1204 Year 32 1790 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1534 KM 31 Sharp strike clear date and year light hairlines lustrous NGC UNC DETAILS Surface Hairlines 1300 1600 751 East India Company Jeweler s Imitation Mo hur AH 1212 19 cf Fr 1537 Bruce 11 EXTREMELY FINE 500 700 752 Mohur AH 1202 Year 19 1788 Bengal Presidency Fr 1 537 KM 1 13 Frozen date 1 793 Issue


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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /2003 Numismatics Periodicals

    e denominations Matthew Boulton had sent John Philip to London in 1802 to consult the EIC s experts on the designs and he returned in October Production of the three larger denominations began almost immediately but production of the one cash pieces caused problems until January 1803 when a new method was perfected The only coins that Doty records as being produced at the Soho mint for the bengal presidency were for a coinage of copper pice in 1809 but various problems caused this project to be abandoned and only the patterns remain However Vice has added to this with his research into the hexagonal patterns produced at Soho 34 and has shown that Pridmore s view that these coins were to be used in the Bombay Presidency was wrong and that they were planned for use in the Bengal Presidency to re


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, Ancient & World Coins



    fins 1795 Fr 1487 KM 187 Gomes 41 08 Krause catalog value exceeding 5 500 in Very Fine with the example offered here tied with one additional piece at NGC for finest graded The quality of the flan alone sets it apart from nearly all other known ex amples A magnificent example of this crudely struck is sue sporting bold devices and buoyant gleaming luster NGC MS 63 2500 3500 21037 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 Oblique edge milling Issued for the East India Company An easy coin to become enamored with bright fresh lustrous surfaces and sharp legends A very appeal ing example of the type that has never seen circulation NGC MS 62 1000 1200 21038 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1787 8 Calcutta Fr 1537 KM 112 Obverse inscription Shah Alam I


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    The January 2016 Internet-Only NYINC Auction



    is minimal PCGS Genuine Filed Rims VF Details Secure Holder 150 250 42513 Portuguese India Goa 300 Reis Pardao 1802 KM 204 Gomes M 1 33 07 Nicely struck and centered Deep gunmetal gray toning Portrait and arms are well defined PCGS EF 45 Secure Holder 150 225 42514 Portuguese India Rupia 1935 KM 22 Gomes R 10 01 Bright white lustrous surfaces NGC MS 64 60 80 42515 bengal presidency Jeweler s Copy 1 2 Mohur ND Year 13 ca 18th Century 23 39 mm 6 28 gms cfFr 1541 cfKM 101 An interesting little item with calligraphy of a simplified hand done in the style of the Mohurs of the Bengal Presidency with its tell tale snow flake like mark Oblique edge milling Medium orange toning attests to advanced age with a few spots of even darker hues Enigmatic and clearly of local


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    The January 2016 NYINC Auction



    m the late 18th and early 19th centuries with multiple types from Jose I and Maria Pe dro III as well as Maria proper A group lot unlike any you have ever seen for this type material and one which will handsomely reward the specialist in this type of coinage Approximate retail value of 4 300 Inspection advised SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Grades range from GOOD UNCIRCULATED 1500 2500 41117 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1183 Year 10 ca 1769 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1528 KM 94 1 Struck slightly off center with damage limited to the edge and frosty undisturbed surfaces across the balance of the coin A coin typically encountered with significant evidence of circulation The piece offered here is superior to most seen the UNCIRCULATED portion of the label being the far more important grading c


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    KM M12 MS 64 NGC 5 10 grams 19 90 mm Conch shell in wreath Malayalam leg ends in wreath Lustrous yellow gold with deep orange highlights reflective fields A scarce issue 400 700 Purchased from Stack s September 1948 India British E L Co Bengal 2272 1202 AH i e l793 mohur Contemporary cast Fr 1537 Pridmore 83 EF details NCS 11 55 grams 26 90 mm East India Company bengal presidency in the name of Shah Alam Legends both sides Cleaned slightly bent at rim Contemporary cast copy made for circulation somewhat granular 125 225 Purchased from G Lichteufels October 22 1954 nil 1202 AH i e l819 mohur Fr 1540 KM 112 Pridmore 62 MS 63 NGC 13 28 grams 27 90 mm Bengal Presidency Types as above Lustrous deep yellow gold 300 450 Purchased from Ira S Reed


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    Numismatic mail bid auction ... [12/31/1984]



    STATES KUTCH BR5 1 Kori AH978 VF 20 30 2109 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MEWAH MILLED COINAGE Y22 IR 1928 AU 10 2110 Y22 1 IR 1928 EF 20 2111 Y22 1 IR 1928 AU SC 30 2112 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MYSORE DEWAN PURNAIYA C187 25 Cash ND VF EF 14 20 2113 C187 25 Cash ND EF 20 30 2114 INDIA PRINCELY STATES NAWANAGAR Y13 2 Dokda VS1943 1886 EF 20 30 2115 INDIA BRITISH bengal presidency CALCUTTA C705a iPice 1796 VF 7 10 2116 C706e lPice 1831 ABT EF 7 10 2117 INDIA BRITISH BENGAL PRESIDENCY FARRUKHABAD C852c iR AH1204 VF EF 5 8 2118 C86c IR EF 10 15 2119 INDIA BRITISH BOMBAY PRESIDENCY SILVER COINAGE C676 iR AH1215 EF 7 10 2120 INDIA BRITISH MADRAS PRESIDENCY PAGODA SERIES C434 20 Cash 1803 EF 7 10 2121 C434 20 Cash 1805 EF 7 10 2122 INDIA BR


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    s Extremely Fine 250 300 351 1 INDIA ASSAM Gaurinatha Simha 1780 1 796 Mohur Saka era 1716 1 794 A D Four line Devanagari legends both sides 1 1 23 grams KM 23 1 About Extremely Fine 450 550 3512 INDIA MYSORE Tipu Sultan 1782 1799 Gold Fa nams Patau AH 1 198 AM 1216m 1 2 1 8 1219 2 KM 128 1 Extremely Fine Total 5 pieces 75 100 3513 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name of Shalt Alum II Badsliah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1 204 year 32 1 790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 3 1 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 500 1 800 3514 INDI East India Company Bengal Presidency In the na


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, Ancient & World Coins



    fins 1795 Fr 1487 KM 187 Gomes 41 08 Krause catalog value exceeding 5 500 in Very Fine with the example offered here tied with one additional piece at NGC for finest graded The quality of the flan alone sets it apart from nearly all other known ex amples A magnificent example of this crudely struck is sue sporting bold devices and buoyant gleaming luster NGC MS 63 2500 3500 21037 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 Oblique edge milling Issued for the East India Company An easy coin to become enamored with bright fresh lustrous surfaces and sharp legends A very appeal ing example of the type that has never seen circulation NGC MS 62 1000 1200 21038 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1787 8 Calcutta Fr 1537 KM 112 Obverse inscription Shah Alam I


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    The January 2016 Internet-Only NYINC Auction



    is minimal PCGS Genuine Filed Rims VF Details Secure Holder 150 250 42513 Portuguese India Goa 300 Reis Pardao 1802 KM 204 Gomes M 1 33 07 Nicely struck and centered Deep gunmetal gray toning Portrait and arms are well defined PCGS EF 45 Secure Holder 150 225 42514 Portuguese India Rupia 1935 KM 22 Gomes R 10 01 Bright white lustrous surfaces NGC MS 64 60 80 42515 bengal presidency Jeweler s Copy 1 2 Mohur ND Year 13 ca 18th Century 23 39 mm 6 28 gms cfFr 1541 cfKM 101 An interesting little item with calligraphy of a simplified hand done in the style of the Mohurs of the Bengal Presidency with its tell tale snow flake like mark Oblique edge milling Medium orange toning attests to advanced age with a few spots of even darker hues Enigmatic and clearly of local


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    The January 2016 NYINC Auction



    m the late 18th and early 19th centuries with multiple types from Jose I and Maria Pe dro III as well as Maria proper A group lot unlike any you have ever seen for this type material and one which will handsomely reward the specialist in this type of coinage Approximate retail value of 4 300 Inspection advised SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Grades range from GOOD UNCIRCULATED 1500 2500 41117 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1183 Year 10 ca 1769 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1528 KM 94 1 Struck slightly off center with damage limited to the edge and frosty undisturbed surfaces across the balance of the coin A coin typically encountered with significant evidence of circulation The piece offered here is superior to most seen the UNCIRCULATED portion of the label being the far more important grading c


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    KM M12 MS 64 NGC 5 10 grams 19 90 mm Conch shell in wreath Malayalam leg ends in wreath Lustrous yellow gold with deep orange highlights reflective fields A scarce issue 400 700 Purchased from Stack s September 1948 India British E L Co Bengal 2272 1202 AH i e l793 mohur Contemporary cast Fr 1537 Pridmore 83 EF details NCS 11 55 grams 26 90 mm East India Company bengal presidency in the name of Shah Alam Legends both sides Cleaned slightly bent at rim Contemporary cast copy made for circulation somewhat granular 125 225 Purchased from G Lichteufels October 22 1954 nil 1202 AH i e l819 mohur Fr 1540 KM 112 Pridmore 62 MS 63 NGC 13 28 grams 27 90 mm Bengal Presidency Types as above Lustrous deep yellow gold 300 450 Purchased from Ira S Reed


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    Numismatic mail bid auction ... [12/31/1984]



    STATES KUTCH BR5 1 Kori AH978 VF 20 30 2109 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MEWAH MILLED COINAGE Y22 IR 1928 AU 10 2110 Y22 1 IR 1928 EF 20 2111 Y22 1 IR 1928 AU SC 30 2112 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MYSORE DEWAN PURNAIYA C187 25 Cash ND VF EF 14 20 2113 C187 25 Cash ND EF 20 30 2114 INDIA PRINCELY STATES NAWANAGAR Y13 2 Dokda VS1943 1886 EF 20 30 2115 INDIA BRITISH bengal presidency CALCUTTA C705a iPice 1796 VF 7 10 2116 C706e lPice 1831 ABT EF 7 10 2117 INDIA BRITISH BENGAL PRESIDENCY FARRUKHABAD C852c iR AH1204 VF EF 5 8 2118 C86c IR EF 10 15 2119 INDIA BRITISH BOMBAY PRESIDENCY SILVER COINAGE C676 iR AH1215 EF 7 10 2120 INDIA BRITISH MADRAS PRESIDENCY PAGODA SERIES C434 20 Cash 1803 EF 7 10 2121 C434 20 Cash 1805 EF 7 10 2122 INDIA BR


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    s Extremely Fine 250 300 351 1 INDIA ASSAM Gaurinatha Simha 1780 1 796 Mohur Saka era 1716 1 794 A D Four line Devanagari legends both sides 1 1 23 grams KM 23 1 About Extremely Fine 450 550 3512 INDIA MYSORE Tipu Sultan 1782 1799 Gold Fa nams Patau AH 1 198 AM 1216m 1 2 1 8 1219 2 KM 128 1 Extremely Fine Total 5 pieces 75 100 3513 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name of Shalt Alum II Badsliah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1 204 year 32 1 790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 3 1 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 500 1 800 3514 INDI East India Company Bengal Presidency In the na


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    The August 2016 ANA Auction, Ancient & World Coins



    fins 1795 Fr 1487 KM 187 Gomes 41 08 Krause catalog value exceeding 5 500 in Very Fine with the example offered here tied with one additional piece at NGC for finest graded The quality of the flan alone sets it apart from nearly all other known ex amples A magnificent example of this crudely struck is sue sporting bold devices and buoyant gleaming luster NGC MS 63 2500 3500 21037 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1788 Fr 1537 KM 113 Oblique edge milling Issued for the East India Company An easy coin to become enamored with bright fresh lustrous surfaces and sharp legends A very appeal ing example of the type that has never seen circulation NGC MS 62 1000 1200 21038 Bengal Presidency Mohur AH 1202 19 1787 8 Calcutta Fr 1537 KM 112 Obverse inscription Shah Alam I


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    The January 2016 Internet-Only NYINC Auction



    is minimal PCGS Genuine Filed Rims VF Details Secure Holder 150 250 42513 Portuguese India Goa 300 Reis Pardao 1802 KM 204 Gomes M 1 33 07 Nicely struck and centered Deep gunmetal gray toning Portrait and arms are well defined PCGS EF 45 Secure Holder 150 225 42514 Portuguese India Rupia 1935 KM 22 Gomes R 10 01 Bright white lustrous surfaces NGC MS 64 60 80 42515 bengal presidency Jeweler s Copy 1 2 Mohur ND Year 13 ca 18th Century 23 39 mm 6 28 gms cfFr 1541 cfKM 101 An interesting little item with calligraphy of a simplified hand done in the style of the Mohurs of the Bengal Presidency with its tell tale snow flake like mark Oblique edge milling Medium orange toning attests to advanced age with a few spots of even darker hues Enigmatic and clearly of local


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    The January 2016 NYINC Auction



    m the late 18th and early 19th centuries with multiple types from Jose I and Maria Pe dro III as well as Maria proper A group lot unlike any you have ever seen for this type material and one which will handsomely reward the specialist in this type of coinage Approximate retail value of 4 300 Inspection advised SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS Grades range from GOOD UNCIRCULATED 1500 2500 41117 bengal presidency Mohur AH 1183 Year 10 ca 1769 Shah Alam II 1759 1806 Fr 1528 KM 94 1 Struck slightly off center with damage limited to the edge and frosty undisturbed surfaces across the balance of the coin A coin typically encountered with significant evidence of circulation The piece offered here is superior to most seen the UNCIRCULATED portion of the label being the far more important grading c


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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    KM M12 MS 64 NGC 5 10 grams 19 90 mm Conch shell in wreath Malayalam leg ends in wreath Lustrous yellow gold with deep orange highlights reflective fields A scarce issue 400 700 Purchased from Stack s September 1948 India British E L Co Bengal 2272 1202 AH i e l793 mohur Contemporary cast Fr 1537 Pridmore 83 EF details NCS 11 55 grams 26 90 mm East India Company bengal presidency in the name of Shah Alam Legends both sides Cleaned slightly bent at rim Contemporary cast copy made for circulation somewhat granular 125 225 Purchased from G Lichteufels October 22 1954 nil 1202 AH i e l819 mohur Fr 1540 KM 112 Pridmore 62 MS 63 NGC 13 28 grams 27 90 mm Bengal Presidency Types as above Lustrous deep yellow gold 300 450 Purchased from Ira S Reed


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    Numismatic mail bid auction ... [12/31/1984]



    STATES KUTCH BR5 1 Kori AH978 VF 20 30 2109 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MEWAH MILLED COINAGE Y22 IR 1928 AU 10 2110 Y22 1 IR 1928 EF 20 2111 Y22 1 IR 1928 AU SC 30 2112 INDIA PRINCELY STATES MYSORE DEWAN PURNAIYA C187 25 Cash ND VF EF 14 20 2113 C187 25 Cash ND EF 20 30 2114 INDIA PRINCELY STATES NAWANAGAR Y13 2 Dokda VS1943 1886 EF 20 30 2115 INDIA BRITISH bengal presidency CALCUTTA C705a iPice 1796 VF 7 10 2116 C706e lPice 1831 ABT EF 7 10 2117 INDIA BRITISH BENGAL PRESIDENCY FARRUKHABAD C852c iR AH1204 VF EF 5 8 2118 C86c IR EF 10 15 2119 INDIA BRITISH BOMBAY PRESIDENCY SILVER COINAGE C676 iR AH1215 EF 7 10 2120 INDIA BRITISH MADRAS PRESIDENCY PAGODA SERIES C434 20 Cash 1803 EF 7 10 2121 C434 20 Cash 1805 EF 7 10 2122 INDIA BR


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations and Paper Money

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    s Extremely Fine 250 300 351 1 INDIA ASSAM Gaurinatha Simha 1780 1 796 Mohur Saka era 1716 1 794 A D Four line Devanagari legends both sides 1 1 23 grams KM 23 1 About Extremely Fine 450 550 3512 INDIA MYSORE Tipu Sultan 1782 1799 Gold Fa nams Patau AH 1 198 AM 1216m 1 2 1 8 1219 2 KM 128 1 Extremely Fine Total 5 pieces 75 100 3513 INDIA East India Company bengal presidency In the name of Shalt Alum II Badsliah Mohur Muhammadabad Banares AH 1 204 year 32 1 790 A D Three line Persian legend both sides with stylized fish sunburst and flower in the fields 10 8 grams Date unrecorded in KM and Pridmore KM 3 1 for type Choice About Uncirculated Uncirculated An attractive example 1 500 1 800 3514 INDI East India Company Bengal Presidency In the na


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    Coin Collector's Journal, vol. 9

    1/1/1884

    tive inscrip tions only the legend being In the 37th year of the reign of Shah Alem the reverses being in Bengalee Nagari and Persian letters and reading One Pai Sicca In 1831 a new copper coinage was issued a half arum or double paissa and a single pie or twelfth of the anna a four pie piece had appeared in 1825 In 1835 it was finally enacted that the copper coins of the bengal presidency should be limited to the single and double pice or half anna and the pie For several years there were mints at Barnares Furrukabad and Sangor which also coined copper pice The arrangement of the copper coins of Bengal are as follows GEORGE III 1760 1820 N o 1 Obv English east india company incused upon a broad raised edge In the field Sicca having authority Company in the ye


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    Catalogue of coins, tokens, and medals in the numismatic collection of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa [1912]

    /1912 Mint Cabinet

    ETJEOPEAN POSSESSIONS ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY 1 Bombay Presidency AE Half anna 1834 Obv EAST INDIA COM PANY Arms of the company iJev Scales 2 AE Quarter anna 1833 As No 1 3 AE Pie 1831 As No 1 4 bengal presidency AV Hohur Nineteenth year of Emperor Shah Aulum or after 1773 Edge obliquely milled Weight 189 grains 6 AV Half mohur Similar to No 4 6 AV Quarter moliur Similar to No 4 7 AE Sicca nipee Year 19 Oblique milling mint mark star 8 AS Sicca rupee Similar to No 7 but with upright milling on edge 9 AB Half rupee As No 8 10 Quarter rupee As No 8 11 2 Annas Dated


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    Numisma, no. 3 [1961]

    10/1/1961

    ever issued a coin denominated 20 cash The copper coinage struck by the E I C for Penang consisted of decimal parts of the Spanish dollar and after 1826 fractional parts of a Bengal Sicca Rupee b Lutwyche struck the Prince of Wales Island copper coins The copper coins struck for Penang in 1786 and 1787 which are the only two copper issues to bear the bale mark design were products of the bengal presidency mint of Calcutta c Prince of Wales Island coins struck in 1188 The particular Penang coin to which this mule reverse is linked was the first copper coinage for the island All the present available evidence points to the fact that the coins were struck at the Calcutta mint prior to the sailing of the founding expedition which took possession of the island on 11 August 1786 I am not conversant


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    NI Bulletin

    3/1/2008

    work and diligence that goes into assembling lists and catalogs the graphical display of denominations dates and mintages does beg the question Accurate valuations are desirable objectives but require a lot of difficult and complex work However with more study the valuations may become less confusing m India British East India Company CNG INDIA British India British East India Company bengal presidency 1651 1835 AR Rupee 1 1 60 g 9h Calcutta mint Dated AH 1171 RY 4 of Alamgir II 1757 8 AD Persian legend with regnal year and mint Persian legend with poetical couplet AH date off flan mintmarks star and rosette Cf Pridmore 7 regnal year 4 not listed but see pp 197 8 KM 8 2 The British East India Company opened a mint in Calcutta on 13th June 1757 having expelled the Na


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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 10, No.11

    11/1/1976

    Date Off Flan Junagadh Y2 3 SE1964 Kutch Y76 1944 2000 Y77 1943 2000 Y 78 1943 1999 Y79 1943 2000 Y80 1943 1999 Me war Udaipur Y1 SE1999 Y3 SE2000 2 var Y4 SEI985 Nawanager Y3 SEI928 Tonk Y20 1350 1932 Y21 I 350 1932 Travancore Y4l ND Y46a ME1116 INDIAN ENCLAVES India Portuguese Y27 1947 Y28 1952 Y35 196I INDIA BRITISH bengal presidency Trisul Pice Val 21 67 and Similar to V67 Bombay Presidency C212a 1249 1833 East India Co C3OO 3 1835B 1858H C301 1835c No Dot w F C303 1835 B No Initial Yla l84lC 2 var Y2 l84CM Y2a 1840C Y3 1840C Y 3 a 1840C With WW Incuse Y4 1840B No Init 19 Berries Lg Diam Y4a 1840C WW Raised 27 Berries not in SCWC To be continued 395


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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 16, No.10

    10/1/1982

    tish merchants and banks to redeem them for standard coins One can also surmise that the large issues of small silver coin after 1885 were meant to compete with the issues of the Canton mint opened in 1889 Like China and Hong Kong the Straits Settlements had a currency that depended on foreign silver dollars chiefly Mexican and Latin American When the Straits were administered as part of the bengal presidency 1830 1867 the official unit of currency was the Indian rupee although trade was carried on in foreign silver dollars supple mented by copper coins issued by the East India Company When the Straits came under the supervision of the British Colonial Office in 1867 the dollars of Mexico Spain Peru Bolivia and Hong Kong were declared legal tender In 1874 the dollars of Japan and the United S


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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 10, No.11

    11/1/1976

    Date Off Flan Junagadh Y2 3 SE1964 Kutch Y76 1944 2000 Y77 1943 2000 Y 78 1943 1999 Y79 1943 2000 Y80 1943 1999 Me war Udaipur Y1 SE1999 Y3 SE2000 2 var Y4 SEI985 Nawanager Y3 SEI928 Tonk Y20 1350 1932 Y21 I 350 1932 Travancore Y4l ND Y46a ME1116 INDIAN ENCLAVES India Portuguese Y27 1947 Y28 1952 Y35 196I INDIA BRITISH bengal presidency Trisul Pice Val 21 67 and Similar to V67 Bombay Presidency C212a 1249 1833 East India Co C3OO 3 1835B 1858H C301 1835c No Dot w F C303 1835 B No Initial Yla l84lC 2 var Y2 l84CM Y2a 1840C Y3 1840C Y 3 a 1840C With WW Incuse Y4 1840B No Init 19 Berries Lg Diam Y4a 1840C WW Raised 27 Berries not in SCWC To be continued 395


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    NI Bulletin

    9/1/2003

    The three Indian coins listed though small were heavily traded because of their association with the East India Company The Madras Pagoda 1740 1807 The Mohur 1793 1819 Silver Rupee 1793 1818 The button sized Gold star Pagoda received a value of eight shillings The larger gold Mohur of the bengal presidency of the East India Company in Calcutta was valued at one pound seventeen shillings and sixpence The Rupee of the East India Company also widely circulated was set at two shillings and sixpence What went through Governor King s mind when he evaluated the various coinage and set the values we can only speculate However the raising of a coin s value was a risk he had to take if the drain on th


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    Coin Collector's Journal, vol. 9

    1/1/1884

    tive inscrip tions only the legend being In the 37th year of the reign of Shah Alem the reverses being in Bengalee Nagari and Persian letters and reading One Pai Sicca In 1831 a new copper coinage was issued a half arum or double paissa and a single pie or twelfth of the anna a four pie piece had appeared in 1825 In 1835 it was finally enacted that the copper coins of the bengal presidency should be limited to the single and double pice or half anna and the pie For several years there were mints at Barnares Furrukabad and Sangor which also coined copper pice The arrangement of the copper coins of Bengal are as follows GEORGE III 1760 1820 N o 1 Obv English east india company incused upon a broad raised edge In the field Sicca having authority Company in the ye


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    Catalogue of coins, tokens, and medals in the numismatic collection of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa [1912]

    /1912 Mint Cabinet

    ETJEOPEAN POSSESSIONS ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY 1 Bombay Presidency AE Half anna 1834 Obv EAST INDIA COM PANY Arms of the company iJev Scales 2 AE Quarter anna 1833 As No 1 3 AE Pie 1831 As No 1 4 bengal presidency AV Hohur Nineteenth year of Emperor Shah Aulum or after 1773 Edge obliquely milled Weight 189 grains 6 AV Half mohur Similar to No 4 6 AV Quarter moliur Similar to No 4 7 AE Sicca nipee Year 19 Oblique milling mint mark star 8 AS Sicca rupee Similar to No 7 but with upright milling on edge 9 AB Half rupee As No 8 10 Quarter rupee As No 8 11 2 Annas Dated


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    Numisma, no. 3 [1961]

    10/1/1961

    ever issued a coin denominated 20 cash The copper coinage struck by the E I C for Penang consisted of decimal parts of the Spanish dollar and after 1826 fractional parts of a Bengal Sicca Rupee b Lutwyche struck the Prince of Wales Island copper coins The copper coins struck for Penang in 1786 and 1787 which are the only two copper issues to bear the bale mark design were products of the bengal presidency mint of Calcutta c Prince of Wales Island coins struck in 1188 The particular Penang coin to which this mule reverse is linked was the first copper coinage for the island All the present available evidence points to the fact that the coins were struck at the Calcutta mint prior to the sailing of the founding expedition which took possession of the island on 11 August 1786 I am not conversant


    Read more

    NI Bulletin

    9/1/2003

    The three Indian coins listed though small were heavily traded because of their association with the East India Company The Madras Pagoda 1740 1807 The Mohur 1793 1819 Silver Rupee 1793 1818 The button sized Gold star Pagoda received a value of eight shillings The larger gold Mohur of the bengal presidency of the East India Company in Calcutta was valued at one pound seventeen shillings and sixpence The Rupee of the East India Company also widely circulated was set at two shillings and sixpence What went through Governor King s mind when he evaluated the various coinage and set the values we can only speculate However the raising of a coin s value was a risk he had to take if the drain on th


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