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Coin - 1/2 Pice, Bombay Presidency, Southern Concan, India, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27799

1/2 Pice, Issued by Bombay Presidency, Southern Concan, India, 1821
Minted Under contract with Sootoophou Din of Southern Concan
Statement Of Significance:
The East India Company Collector for Southern Conca, Mr. Pelly, received permission from the Bombay Government to undertake a copper coinage in July 1820. He put the issue out to tender and awarded it to Mr. Sootoophouy Din who provided specemin strikings which were forwarded to Bombay on 20 September 1820. The Bombay Mint Committee approved the issue on 28 November 1820 and the first of the coinsd were ready for issue on 5 May 1821. Pridmore recorded two dates, 1820 and 1821 but believed that the former only occured on specimens, not on working strikes. Three denominations were struck, 1/2 Pice (this coin is an example), Pice and 2 Pice.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.10 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 - Bombay
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1821 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Pice
Obverse Description: Balemark of British East India Company; below, 1821
Reverse Description: A pair of balanced scales; between pans the value and date in Hindi and Devanagari script
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Bombay Presidency, India, 1821
References: KM#225
Pridmore 327
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 176 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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