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Coin - 40 Cash, Madras Presidency, India, 1807 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27203

Summary:
40 Cash, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
Silver and copper coins based on the pagoda standard were struck from 1807. The copper cash struck at Madras circulated with copper cash ordered from England. The 40 cash seems to have gone out of use from 1818 when the pagoda standard was replaced by the rupee. The other copper denominations remained in use until replaced in 1835.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 18.92 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: circulating casts
Series: British India
DateEra: 1807 AD
Denomination: 40 Cash
Obverse Description: In Persian "This is forty cash"; in exergue, XL CASH. The exergue is defined by a series of dots with a star at the centre and there are five beads below the denomination.
Reverse Description: The phrase "This is forty cash" in Telugu and Tamil
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1807
Designer: Benjamin Roebuck - Madras (Mint), India, 1807
References: Pridmore 219
KM#333.3
Bibliography:
  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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