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Proof Coin - 1 Rupee, Bengal, India, 1819 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16402

Proof 1 Rupee, Issued by Bengal, India, 1819
Minted by Calcutta Mint, India
Statement Of Significance:
This issue was authorised under Regulation XIV 1818, effective from 1 January 1819. As part of an ongoing move to produce a uniform currency, the weight of the 19 san sicca was increased. The change was marked by the introduction of vertical milling on the edge of the coins and, on the rupee, a five-pointed star below the Persian letters 'Bad' near the rim at 9 o'clock on the obverse. All coins of this issue were minted at Calcutta which retained it's mint mark of a small dot above the two beads to left of centre on the first line of the legend.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.450 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1819 AD
Denomination: 1 Rupee
Obverse Description: Persian couplet (Pridmore 11) (translation: Defender of the religion of Muhammad. Shah Alam. Emperor. Shadow of the divine favour, put his stamp on the seven climes.)
Reverse Description: Persian Julus formular (Pridmore 13) (translation: Struck at the mint of Murshidabad in year 19 of his reign of tranquil prosperity)
Edge Description: Milled (vertical)
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, Bengal, India, 1819
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1819
References: Pridmore 172
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, Vol.1 p. 243 Pages

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