INDIA, Baroda, Sayaji Rao III (1875-1938) AE paisa, Baroda mint, curved legend, off-center, VS 1940.

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Obverse Horse hoof, scimitar below, circular Nagari legend Sarkar above and to the left, circular legend in Nagari around within two dotted borders: Sri Sayaji Rao . ma . Gayakwad // Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur , (the "ma" presumably stands for maharaj)
Reverse Nagari legend naming the denomination: ek paisa, Nagari samvat (year) above, date 1940 below, circular leaf and floral wreath within two dotted borders around.
Date VS 1940 = c. 1883 CE
Weight 7.50 gm.
Diameter 24 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference KM Y31.1
Comments The earliest milled paisas of Sayaji Rao had the word sarkar on the obverse in a curved configuration; this coin also has that word off-center to the left ... a CHOICE and possibly ERROR coin!

Presumably this coin represents one of the first, if not the first, die for the new milled coinage. The die cutter had not mastered the art of centering the legend, as was achieved in all subsequent dies.
Price SKU: mh14.59
US$ 20.00
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