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Coin - 1 Pice, Bengal, India, 1796 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27748

1 Pice, Issued by, Bengal, India, 1796
Statement Of Significance:
The issue of the copper pice denomination was authorised on 2 October 1795 but the weight standard was reduced in May 1796 and again in 1809. This coin is of the 1796 standard.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.546 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth 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: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1796 AD
Denomination: 1 Pice
Obverse Description: Legend in Persian (translation: In the 37th year of the emperor Shah Alam)
Reverse Description: The legend "one pai sikka" in Bengali, Persian and Hindi scripts
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Bengal, India, 1796
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1796
References: Pridmore 204
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 426-247 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800, Krause Publications, Iola, 2007


Shihab Touhid Posted on 26 Jun 2013 12:12 PM
In Bengali it says aak (one) pai (penny) sikka (means 1/4). So, the value of the coin was "1/4 of one penny."

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