Coin - 1/4 Rupee, Bengal, India, 1830-1833 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27590

1/4 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, Bengal, India, 1204, Year 19 (frozen)
Minted by New Calcutta Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The new Calcutta Mint was opened in 1830. It was steam powered and purchased from Boulton, Watt and Company of Birmingham, England. Proofs of the proposed design for the new coinage were were presented to the Government for consideration in June 1830. Circulation strikes, like this, were issues to the public from January 1831 they have plain edges and a crescent at the left end of the top line of the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.09 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
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1830 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Rupee
Obverse Description: Persian legend with hijri date 1204; crescent privy mark near rim at 3 o'clock
Reverse Description: Julus formula (translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19 year )
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, Bengal, India, 1830-1833
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1830-1833
References: Pridmore 183
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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