5 Kori, Khengarji III/Victoria, 1937-38 VS/1881 AD – tezbid

5 Kori, Khengarji III/Victoria, 1937-38 VS/1881 AD

  • Rs. 2,250.00

Silver 5 Kori coin of the Princely State of Kutch, issued in the name of Khengarji III, the ruler of Kutch, and Empress Victoria. These coins follow the basic design of the 5 kori, with the name of the ruler of Kutch ob the obverse, together with the date (Vikram Samvat) and the three symbols of Kutch - the trishul (trident), crescent and katar (dagger). The crescent on the front is a closed circle, as opposed to later designs, which were all open circles. This side uses the Devnagari script. The reverse carries the name of Empress Victoria, her title 'Kaiser e Hind' and the date as per the Christian calendar. 

This coin is one of the three variants minted in 1938 VS/1881 AD - with different patterns on the reverse. Compare pictures 2 (this coin) and 3 (other variety of 1938/1881) and picture 4 (composite of both coins). 

This is a VERY RARE coin, with a numista rarity score of 95. Read more here

Weight: 13.85 grams (approx)

Diameter: 31 mm (approx)

These coins are over 125 years old, and carry some wear and tear. Coins are part of a lot, the coin you get will be one of the coins in the last picture. There will be some variation between coins. If you want a specific piece/year, please check with the dealer first.