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Famine Token - 1 Rupee, India, 1874 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27343

Famine Token 1 Rupee, Issued by India, 1874
Minted by Calcutta Mint
Statement Of Significance:
Pridmore states "A grain token struck at the Calcutta Mint for use on the Bengal famine relief works". The famine, also known as the Bihar famine 1873-1874, was caused by drought. Rice was imported from Burma for distribution.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.33 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Famine, Grain
DateEra: 1874 AD
Denomination: 1 Rupee
Obverse Description: Around central hole, FAMINE 1874
Reverse Description: Around central hole, GRAIN TOKEN ONE RUPEE
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round with round hole
Material: Brass
Issued By: India, 1874
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), Calcutta, India, 1874
References: Pridmore 32
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, Vol.2 p. 210 Pages

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