1 Rupee - Alamgir II

1 Rupee - Alamgir II -  obverse1 Rupee - Alamgir II -  reverse

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Features

Country India - British (Madras)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1172 (1823)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Currency Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 26.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 427,
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Pr# 263
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Obverse

Legend in Persian:1172 Sikka Mubarak, Badshah ghazi Aziz-ud-din Muhammad, Alamgir
All within a toothed border.

Lettering:
١١۷٢
محمد عالم كير
عزيز الدين
باد شاه غازي
سكه مبارك

Translation: 1172 the auspicious coin of the Victorious Emperor, chosen of the faith of Muhammad, Alamgir.

Reverse

Legend in Persian:Zarb Arcat sanat 6 julus maimanat manus

Lettering:
ممنت مانوس
سنه ٦ جلوس
ضرب اركات

Translation: Struck at Arcot in his 6th year of tranquil prosperity.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Although mint name on coin is Arcot, these coins were minted 1823-25 AD at the Calcutta mint

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1172 (1823)  ١١٧٢/٦, frozen date and RY

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