Half Pice, Bahawalpur, 1940
Bronze half pice (1/2 paisa) coin of Bahawalpur Princely State (in present day Pakistan). These coins were minted in 1940 and carry the image Sadiq Mohammed Khan V, the last Nawab of Bahawalpur in the British era. The reverse carries the Toughra (calligraphic monogram) with crescent & star as well as the date as per the Islamic calendar (1359 AH)
Bahawalpur state was established in 1802 after the fall of the Durrani empire of Afghanistan. The capital was the modern day city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan. The nawab of Bahawalpur was entitled to a 17 gun salute. This was the first princely state to accede to Pakistan and the ruler had provided significant help to the infant Pakistani state at the time.
This coin is similar in weight to the bronze half pice of George VI
Weight: 2.6 grams (approx)
Diameter: 21.3 mm (approx)
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These coins are over 75 years old and will have wear and tear. Coins are part of a lot - the coin you get will be one of the coins in the third picture.
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