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Coin - 1/4 Anna, Bombay Presidency, India, 1832 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27783

1/4 Anna, Issued by Bombay Presidency, India, 1832 (1246 AH)
Minted by Bombay Mint, India
Statement Of Significance:
"Bombay was the last of the three Presidency mints to adopt mechanical methods for coining. Both Madras and Bengal had installed machinery in their mints many years earlier. The choice of selecting a copper coinage to commence the operations of the new mint of Bombay was made in order that the workmen could become experienced in modern minting techniques before starting coinage of more precious metals." Pridmore, p.136

The Proclamation dated 29 November 1830 related to this issue detailed that "Such Copper Coins shall be issued from the Public Treasury at the rate of thirty-two half Anna pieces, or sixty-four quarter Anna pieces for one Rupee, & twelve Pies for one Anna; at which rates they are to be received as legal tender to the amount of a Rupee, and its fractional parts, in all public and private transactions throughout the provinces subject to this Presidency"
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.39 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Bombay Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, India, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bombay
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1832 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Anna
Obverse Description: Arms of British East India Company; around above, EAST INDIA COMPANY; below, 1832
Reverse Description: A pair of balanced scales; between pans the Persian Adil (translation: Just); below, the date in Persian numerals 1246; above, QUARTER ANNA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Bombay Presidency, India, 1832
Mint: Bombay (Mint), India, 1832

Bears date 1246 AH on reverse
References: KM#231.1
Pridmore 207
  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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