BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver half rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad, RY 19. RARE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver half rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad,  RY "19." RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, including mint name Murshidabad and mint mark crescent. AH year off flan
Reverse Legend, including frozen regnal year 19
Date c. 1777-1793 CE
Weight 5.75 gm.
Diameter 20 mm.
Die axis 10 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 149, KM 83.3, MNI ---
Comments Shah Alam lost Bengal to the East India Company in 1765 and so issues after that time are properly British issues. The first issues from Murshidabad carried a star mintmark on the obverse. In 1771, this was replaced by a crescent mark (see illustration below, but please note that the illustration below is NOT of the offered coin). At first, the stated AH year and regnal year were changed every year, but after 1777 the RY was frozen at 19, although the AH year did keep changing.

The half rupees of this series are very rare, especially in such nice condition. A CHOICE coin!
Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver half rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad,  RY
Precio SKU: M0742.08
US$ 125.00
  • € 103.11
  • £ 91.76
  • AUD 161.68
  • CHF 111.05
  • CAD 158.93

Cotización al: 01/16/21

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