BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1200, RY 27. SUPERB and IMPORTANT!

World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1200, RY 27. SUPERB and IMPORTANT!
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Obverse Legend, including AH year 1200
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares, mintmark fish and double regnal years 17 and 27
Date RY 27, AH 1200 (= 1786-87 CE)
Weight 11.23 gm.
Diameter 23 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 231, KM 40
Comments The East India Company acquired the mint at Banares from the Raja of Awadh in 1776, soon after the Battle of Plassey. The coins they issued from this mint showed a double regnal year, the fixed RY 17 (the RY of the first British issues) and then the progressive RY until the death of Shah Alam II in his RY 49.

In his listing of these coins, Pridmore has a question mark on the mintmarks, indicating he was not able to determine the mintmarks on the RY 27, AH 1200 coins. This coin shows the mintmarks clearly, and, in particular, shows that the normal leaf sprig on the obverse is replaced by a five dot mintmark (see detail photo, but PLEASE NOTE that the detail photo is not of the offered coin). Further, the cross that had been appearing under the fish on the coins of the previous few years has disappeared here. A SUPERB specimen of an important coin, clarifying the mintmark on this particular year's coinage.

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World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1200, RY 27. SUPERB and IMPORTANT!
价格 品种: MH26.148
US$ 60.00
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