2½ Kori - Victoria [Khengarji III]

2½ Kori - Victoria [Khengarji III] - obverse2½ Kori - Victoria [Khengarji III] - reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally


Issuer Princely state of Kutch (Indian princely states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1956 (1881-1899)
Calendar Vikram Samvat
Value 2½ Kori (2.5 INK)
Currency Kori (1586-1947)
Composition Silver (.937)
Weight 6.9349 g
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 27465
References Y# 36
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.


Trident, crescent and dagger, value, date below all within circle
Outside circle, legend in Devnagari: Maharaja Dhiraj Mirza Maharau Shri Khengarji Sawai Bahadur
Within circle, legend in Devnagari: Kori Addi, zarb Kutch Bhuj, VS date

महाराजा धिराज मिरजा महाराउ श्री खेंगारजी सवाई बहादुर
कोरी अढी
जरब कच्छ भुज

Translation: Kori two and a half, struck at Kutch Bhuj, VS 1938


Legend in Urdu:"Victoria Kaisar Hind, Zarb Bhuj, AD date, wreath surrounds

Lettering: ١٨٨١

Translation: Victoria, Empress of India, struck at Bhuj, AD 1881


Reeded with edge lettering
Kutch, Bhuj in English and Nagari separated by asterisks

Lettering: * KUTCH * कच्छ * BHUJ ** भुज **

2½ Kori - Victoria [Khengarji III] -  obverse

© Joseph Kunnappally


- Y#36, weight 6.9gm, dia 24.1 mm, 1.98mm thick, closed crescent. Has जरब 'Zarb' (struck at) on second line
- Y#36.1 & Y#36.2, dia 25.5 mm, 1.56mm thick, open crescent. No जरब 'Zarb' (struck at) on second line
- Y#36.2, plain circle around Persian legend on reverse (click on image below)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938 (1881)  14% Y#36
1938 (1882)  14% Y#36
1951 (1894)  11% Y#36.1
1951 (1895)  18% Y#36.1
1953 (1896)  0% Y#36.1
1953 (1897)  14% Y#36.1
1954 (1897)  46% Y#36.1
1954 (1898)  18% Y#36.1
1955 (1898)  18% Y#36.1
1955 (1899)  4% Y#36.1
1955 (1899)  7% Y#36.2
1956 (1899)  11% Y#36.2

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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