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2 Shillings & 6 Pence 1800 Proclamation coin - Indian Rupee

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1793-1819
Value 2 Shillings & 6 Pence (7/60)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.6 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1829

Obverse

Legend in Persian: Sikka Zad Bar Haft Kishwur Sayaye Fazl Shah Alam Badshah Elah Hami Din Mohammad

Translation: Defender of the Muhammadan faith, Reflection of Divine Excellence, the Emperor Shah Alam has stuck this coin to be current throughout the seven climes

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Zarb Murshidabad Sanat 19 Julus Maimanat Manus

Lettering: ١٩

Translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19th year of his prosperous reign

Edge

Oblique milled (grained right) ////

Comments

Coin is identical to https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces50425.html. In 1800 the then-Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King issued a proclamation that ten specific British, Netherlands, Indian, Portuguese and Spanish coins were to be brought into the colony and given inflated denominations than what was indicated on the coins so that they would say in circulation in the colony. This page should be used only by collectors who are sure their coins are covered by this proclamation and have reputable provenance and therefore can be considered eligible for inclusion in this Australian Numista listings.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1793-1795)  Frozen RY 19, ١٩, Murshidabad mint; Issued in Australian in 1800
ND (1793-1795)  Frozen RY 19, ١٩, Patna mint; Issued in Australian in 1800
ND (1793-1819)  Frozen RY 19, ١٩, Calcutta mint; Issued in Australian in 1800
ND (1793-1819)  Frozen RY 19, ١٩, Dacca mint; Issued in Australian in 1800

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