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Coin - 2 Pice, Madras Presidency, India, 1825 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27772

2 Pice (Pies or Pai), Issued by, East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1825
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Struck as fractions of the Madras rupee which had been introduced in 1817
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.14 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Madras
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1825 AD
Denomination: 2 Pies
Obverse Description: Company arms, a quartered shield (crowned Royal shield in the first quarter of the shield else plain); crest of a helm with lion holding the Imperial Crown; lion supporters, each holding a banner charged with a cross motto below on ribbon, AUSP: REGIS & SEN: ANGLIAE (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above motto, 1825
Reverse Description: Within an open wreath, 2 / value in Persian / in Persian the date 1240
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1825
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1825
References: Pridmore 280
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 39 & 83-84 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 701 Pages
  3. [Book], Mr William Hocking - Royal Mint, London Operative, Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint, London, 1906, 276 & 278 Pages

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