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Coin - 2 Fanams, Madras Presidency, India, 1808 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27267

2 Fanams, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1808
2nd series
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
Silver and copper coins based on the pagoda standard were struck from 1807. In mid 1808 some design changes were made to the silver denominations to bring them in line with the coins struck in gold (no change was made to the weight or fineness of the metal). In 1818 the rupee was introduced as the standard and the pagoda coins replaced in circulation.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.76 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Madras
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1808 AD
Denomination: 2 Fanams
Obverse Description: At centre, the denomination in Persian; around on buckled garter, DOUBLE FANAM
Reverse Description: At centre, the denomination in Telugu; around on ribbon with star between its ends, the denomination in Tamil
Edge Description: Milled ///
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1808
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1808
References: Pridmore 185
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 36 & 70 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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