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Know your India: Coins of Kutch – Pragmalji II, 5 kori

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Know your India: Coins of Kutch – Pragmalji II, 5 kori

  The 5 kori silver coin was heavier than the 1 rupee silver coin used in British India – and was accordingly pegged at 1 rupee, 5 annas and 1 pie. The 5 kori coin minted in 1875 was the last such coin to be minted in the name of Pragmalji II, the Jadeja Rajput ruler of Kutch – whose reign lasted from 1860-1875. The reverse of the coin also carries the name of Queen Victoria – this practice lasted till 1947. There are some features common to all coins of Kutch: A daggar (katar), crescent and trident (trishul) are...

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The Jai Hind Kori & Dhabu

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The Jai Hind Kori & Dhabu

The Jai Hind kori was a 1 kori silver coin issued by the Princely State of Kutch in 1948 (Vikram Samvat 2004) on India’s independence, with the words ‘Jai Hind’ in Devnagri on the reverse. This was issued in the name of Madansinhji, the ruler of Kutch at the time. Madansinhji ascended the throne of Kutch on 26 January, 1948 - on the death of his father Vijayrajji. His rule lasted for just a few months - on 4 May 1948, Kutch merged into the Indian union, one of the first princely states to do so. Apart from his contribution...

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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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Coins of the Princely State of Kutch

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Coins of the Princely State of Kutch

  The Princely State of Kutch occupied the Kutch region of the modern-day state of Gujarat. It was one of the few princely states with its own coastline. Among numismatists, Kutch is known for its finely milled coins – copper as well as silver. The silver coins of Kutch are larger (13.90 grams) compared to the silver rupees minted by the British (11.67 grams). The silver content of these coins was also higher (0.937) compared to the British Indian Rupees (0.917). The most common coins of Kutch have been minted in the name of Khengarji – who was the ruler...

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