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1 Chuckram - Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma II

1 Chuckram - Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma II -  obverse1 Chuckram - Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma II -  reverse

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Features

Country Kingdom of Travancore
(Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1114 (1938-1940)
Value 1 chuckram (1/28)
Currency Rupee (1729-1947)
Composition Bronze
Weight 8.0 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 60
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Bust of Bala Rama Varma facing right

Lettering: BALA RAMA VARMA MAHARAJA OF TRAVANCORE

Reverse

Sankha (conch shell) flanked by sprays within circle. Outside circle Legend in English and Malayalam ' Thiruvithamkoor Oru Chuckram'

Lettering:
TRAVANCORE- -ONE CHUCKRAM
തിരുവിതാങ്കൂര്‍ ഒരു ചക്രം

Translation: Travancore One Chuckram

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Weight varies: Dated variety 9.5gm to 10gm.  The undated variety varies from 7.5gm to 8gm
- Sree Padmanbhadasa Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, popularly known as Sree Chithira Thirunal, was the last ruling Maharaja of the Princely State of Travancore, in southern India till 1949 and later the Titular Maharajah of Travancore till 1991. He was the eldest son of  Moolam Thirunal Sethu Parvathi Bayi, and Sri Pooram Nal Ravi Varma Koyi Thampuran of the Royal House of Kilimanoor. He became the Maharajah of Travancore, at the age of 12, upon the death of his maternal great uncle, the then Maharajah of Travancore Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, on August 7, 1924. He reigned under the regency of his maternal aunt, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (1924-1931), until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers on November 6, 1931.
    Reign : 1924 - 1949
    Coronation: August 7, 1924
    Predecessor: Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma VI
    Regent: Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (1924-1931)
    Successor: Monarchy abolished after Indian Independence
    Born: November 7, 1912, Travancore
    Died: July 20, 1991 (aged 78), Thiruvananthapuram
    Regnal name: Major General H. H. Sree Padmanabhadasa Vanchipala Sir Balarama Varma III Kulasekhara Kiritapathi Manney Sultan Maharajah Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jang, Maharajah of Travancore, GCSI, GCIE
    House: Thrippappoor Keezhperur Swaroopam, Venad Swaroopam
    Father: Pooram Nal Ravi Varma Kochu Koyi Thampuran of Kilimanor
    Mother: Amma Maharani Moolam Thirunal Sethu Parvathi Bayi of Travancore
    Religion: Hinduism
- Dated variety (click on image below)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1114 (1938)  44%
ND (1940)  8.26 63%
ND (1940)  5% Proof

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