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Coin - 1 Rupee, East India Company, Bengal, India, 1840 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 46277

1 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, India, 1840
Type I
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.595 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: East India Company Uniform Coinage
DateEra: 1840 AD
Denomination: 1 Rupee
Obverse Description: A young head of the Queen facing left; around above, VICTORIA QUEEN.
Reverse Description: At the centre within an olive wreath, ONE / RUPEE / a line in Persian script (Yek Rupiya; translation: One Rupee); around, EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, India, 1840
References: Pridmore 42-52
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, Vol.2 p. 29 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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