Coin - 1 Pice, Benares, Bengal, India, 1815-1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27757

1 Pice, Issued by, Benares Province, Bengal, India, 1815 - 1821
Statement Of Significance:
This issue was originally authorised under Regulation VII, 29 April 1814 for circulation in the Province of Benares but circulation was extended between 1817 and 1836 to all of the Bengal Presidency. It was demonetized in 1844.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.124 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1815-1821 AD
Denomination: 1 Pice
Obverse Description: Legend in Persian script (translation: In the 37th year of the Emperor Shah Alam)
Reverse Description: Legend in Persian and Hindi script (translation: one pai sikka)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: East India Company, Benares, Bengal, India, 1815-1821
Mint: Banaras (Mint), India, 1815-1821
References: Pridmore 309
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 256 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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