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Know Your India: Nawanagar State and its Coins

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Know Your India: Nawanagar State and its Coins

Nawanagar was a princely state in the Kathiawar region of Gujarat, with the Gulf of Kutch to its north. The ruler was the Jam of Nawanagar – a Jadeja Rajput and from the same clan as the rulers of Kutch. The town of Nawanagar was founded in 1540 by the first Jam Rawal, who was fleeing Kutch. The Jam Rawal in early 20th century was the well known cricketer Ranjitsinhji. The town of Nawanagar is also much better known as Jamnagar – the site of one of the world’s largest petroleum refineries, owned by Reliance Industries. Another well known port...

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Know your India: Coins of Sailana

 

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Sailana was a princely state in the Malwa region of Central India, and was originally a part of Ratlam. Sailana was under British protection – evident from the coins issued by the state. In 1908 and 1912, one-quarter anna coins of Sailana state were minted in small numbers, at the Calcutta mint. These were identical to the British India one-quarter anna in size and weight – with a portrait of Edward VII/George V on one side. On the reverse, these coins had the words ‘Sailana State’ in English and Hindi, on the edge of the coin (see picture). Copper coins...

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1936 – The year of three kings

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1936 – The year of three kings

Kutch Princely State

Edward VIII, George V, George VI, Khengarji

Silver Coins, Antique silver coins, Old coins, Kutch Coins

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Are silver coins a good investment?

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Are silver coins a good investment?

  A numismatist collects coins out of interest, not out of a desire to profit. However, if you are spending large sums on buying coins, it is worth considering whether these may be worth something in time of need. The value of a coin (precious metal) can be divided into two parts – the value of the underlying metal and the numismatic value of the coin. The numismatic value of a coin will also depend on factors such as rarity, antiquity and condition, which are subjective. The first question – the value of the underlying metal, is relatively easy to...

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