Coin - 1 Pagoda, Madras Presidency, India, 1808-1815 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27301

1 Pagoda, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1808-1815
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
On 2 February 1808 a proclamation announced the the dumpy form star pagoda was to be replaced by new one and two pagoda pieces struck with flat surfaces like the silver coins introduced in 1807. The new designs were introduced from April 1808 with production continuing until 1816. 1,381,809 of the 1 pagoda denomination were struck during that period.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.964 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: 1808-1815 AD
Denomination: 1 Pagoda
Obverse Description: At centre a temple tower (gopura) surrounder by stars; around on an buckled garter, PAGODA
Reverse Description: At centre within circle of beads, the Hindu God Vishnu; around on a ribbon with its ends seperated by a star, the denomination in Telugu and Tamil
Edge Description: Milled ///
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1808-1815
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1808-1815
References: Pr.149
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 36 & 70 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006


N.Sundararajan Posted on 10 Apr 2013 5:50 PM
Very useful information about the coin issued by the Madras mint.

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