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Proof Coin - 4 Pice, Madras Presidency, India, 1824 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16398

Summary:
Proof 4 Pice, Issued by, East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1824
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First of the copper coins struck as fractions of the Madras rupee which had been introduced in 1817. Hocking attributed this issue to Bengal (p.278 Nos. 3531 to 3533). Pridmore notes that he could not trace the Rotal Mint records for their production but does record a letter requesting "about 100 Tons of Copper Coin" for the Presidency of Fort St. George dated May 1824 (p.39).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.567 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Madras
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1824 AD
Denomination: 4 Pice
Obverse Description: Company arms, a quartered shield (crowned Royal shield in the first quarter of the shield else plain); crest of a helm with lion holding the Imperial Crown; lion supporters, each holding a banner charged with a cross motto below on ribbon, AUSP: REGIS & SEN: ANGLIAE (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above motto, 1824
Reverse Description: Within an open wreath, 4 / value in Persian / in Persian the date 1240
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Madras, India, 1824
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1824
References: Pridmore 275
KM#430
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 39 & 83-84 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 701 Pages
  3. [Book], Mr William Hocking - Royal Mint, London Operative, Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint, London, 1906, 276 & 278 Pages

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