Half Rupee, East India Company, Madras Presidency – tezbid

Half Rupee, East India Company, Madras Presidency

  • Rs. 2,400.00


Silver Half Rupee coins minted by the East India Company in the name of Mughal emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759). The coins were minted long after, in 1817 and 1823. There are two types of coins, those minted in 1817 - with the closed lotus mint mark, and those minted in 1823, with a rose as mint mark. While the mint name on the coins in Arcot, the two varieties were minted in Madras and Calcutta respectively.

Both the coins are EXTREMELY RARE, with numista rarity scores of 90 and 94. Read more about these coins here and here

Weight: 5.83 grams (approx)

Diameter: 21.7 mm (1817) and 21.3 mm (1823) - approx

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