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1/96 Rupee ½ Dub

Features

Country India - British (Madras)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1794-1797
Value 1/96 Rupee (1/96)
Currency Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.67 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 392
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Arms and supporters of the East India Company resting on a scroll bearing the incuse inscription: United East India Company. On the broad, raised rim is the incuse inscription:
AUSPICIO REGIS ET SENATUS ANGLIAE
Below and in a sunken panel at the bottom of the rim is a relief inscription: 96 TO ONE RUPEE

Lettering:
AUSPICIO REGIS ET SENATUS ANGLIÆ
UNITED EAST INDIA CO
96 TO ONE RUPEE

Translation: By the authority of the King and Parliament of England

Reverse

Balemark of the Company surrounded by a broad flat rim. On the rim is the incuse legend: United East India Company 1794

Lettering:
UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY
4
V E I C
1794

Translation: United East India Company

Edge

Edge lettering OR Plain

Image shows how to identify KM392 (KM397 has larger gap)

Lettering: ENGLISH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY

1/96 Rupee (½ Dub) -  obverse

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Comments

- Pridmore# 319 (1794)
- Pridmore# 320 Proof
- KM#392 for date 1797 not reported in KM

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1794  13% Proof, Soho, Birmingham Mint
1794  63% Soho, Birmingham Mint
1797  33% Soho, Birmingham Mint

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