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Coin - 2 Rupees, Madras Presidency, India, 1807 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27817

2 Rupees, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1172 AH Year 2 (1807 AD)
Minted by Madras Mint
Statement Of Significance:
On 15 July 1807 a Proclamation authorised a full range of silver coins, including this new denomination, a double rupee, to be struck for the Madras Presidency. All coins were to be made from silver obtained from imported Spanish dollars, some original lettering from the Spanish coin can be seen around the edges of this coin. Dies for the smaller denominations were preparedat the Calcutta Mint, but the dies for the double rupees were made at Madras. The coins circulated along side of the pagoda standard pieces, which were struck until 1812. Both pagoda and Arkat rupee coinages were replaced by a new rupee standard in 1817
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 24.26 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: 1172 + 2 AH
Denomination: 2 Rupees
Obverse Description: Persian inscription with the date 1172 at the top
Reverse Description: Persian inscription with the year number 2 to right of the lotus mint mark
Edge Description: Milled ///
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Mint: Madras (Mint), India, 1807
References: Pridmore 246
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 35 & 80 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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