DANISH INDIA, Christian V (1670-99) Copper 1-cash, von Kalnein type, Tranquebar, 1691. SCARCE!

World Coins - DANISH INDIA, Christian V (1670-99) Copper 1-cash, von Kalnein type, Tranquebar, 1691. SCARCE!
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Obverse Crowned double C5 monogram of Christian V, separating last two digits of date: (16)(9)1
Reverse Crowned DOC monogram (Dansk Ostindisk Compagni) separating the letters W and H, letters VK below
Date 1691
Weight 0.91 gm.
Diameter 10-11 mm.
Die axis 4 o'clock
Reference MNI ---, KM 119, UBJ 192
Comments The WHVK on this coin stands for Wulf Heinrich von Kalnein, who served as Royal Commissioner in Tranquebar for a little over a year (1686-87) during which he reaped tremendous profits for himself and the DOC through shrewd business moves, a re-opening of the slave trade, and privateering. So strong was his reputation that his initials appeared on Tranquebar coinage years after he had returned to Denmark for good.