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Coin - 2 Fanams, Madras Presidency, India, 1807 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27767

2 Fanams, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
1st series
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
Silver coins struck on the pagoda standard were authorised in July 1807. The coins were struck from silver obtained from Spanish dollars. In 1808 the dumpy style gold star pagoda was replaced by flat European style gold coins and this initial series of silver pagodas was re-designed to closer match the new gold pieces.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 13 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.64 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: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1807 AD
Denomination: 2 Fanams
Obverse Description: At centre within a line circle the denomination in Persian; around, DOUBLE FANAM
Reverse Description: At centre, the denomination in Telugu; around, the denomination in Tamil
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1807
References: Pridmore 160
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 36 & 71 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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