1 Rupee

Features

Issuer Ra's Bab al-Mandab (Yemenite states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1877-1879
Value 1 Rupee (0.5)
Currency Riyal (countermarked coinage, c. 1880-1890)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 30.79 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 142628
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References KM# 370
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned head of Empress Victoria surrounded by lettering.
Shaykh Sa'id fi Ra's al-Mandab, in a circular indent counterstamp

Lettering:
VICTORIA EMPRESS
الشيخ سعيد في راس باب المندب

Translation:
Victoria Empress
Cheikh Saïd in Ra's Bab al-Mandab

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Value, date below, wreath surrounds

Lettering:
ONE
RUPEE
INDIA
1877

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Host Coin: British India - 1 Rupee (KM#492)
Host Dates: 1877-1879
Unknown difference between this coin and KM#369.3 as Krause lists the same Host Coin for this type

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1877  Countermarked circa. 1880-1890
1878  Countermarked circa. 1880-1890
1879  Countermarked circa. 1880-1890

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