5 Kori, Khengarji/Victoria, 1955-56 VS/1899 AD – tezbid

5 Kori, Khengarji/Victoria, 1955-56 VS/1899 AD

  • Rs. 2,200.00

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 were minted in 1955-56 Vikram Samvat/1899 AD. 

These coins follow the basic design of the 5 kori, with the name of the ruler of Kutch on 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 an open circle, as opposed to the earlier design, which was a closed circle. 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. 

These coins were minted from 1899-1901 AD - and were the last coins to be minted jointly in the name of Khengarji III and Empress Victoria. The key difference between these coins and the preceding series is the pattern on the reverse side - the floral pattern on the rim is within concentric circles in this coin. 

This is a VERT RARE coin, with a numista rarity score of 90. Read more here

Weight: 14 grams (approx)

Diameter: 31.6 mm (approx)

These coins are over 100 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.