1 Fanam Cochin Mint

1 Fanam (Cochin Mint) -  obverse1 Fanam (Cochin Mint) -  reverse

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Issuer India - Dutch
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1663-1795
Value 1 Fanam (1/42)
Currency Rupee (1615-1785)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.55 g
Diameter 7.00 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 49017
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References KM# 8,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Scholt II# 1250
C. Scholten; 1951. De munten van de Nederlandsche Gebiedsdelen Overzee 1601-1948. Jacques Schulman B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Lazy J (stylized boar?) below O C above three rows of four dots.

Translation: OC - Oostindische Compagnie ( East India Company)


Stylized figure of Goddess Kali, Conch shell within




- weight of 1 fanam varies from 0.33 to 0.55 grams (weight of 2 fanams - 1 gram)
- This type of fanam was minted by the Dutch in Cochin but continued to be minted after the Dutch left and Cochin became a British protectorate. There is no good way to tell the difference between the Indo Dutch and the Princely state of Cochin's 'puthen panam' (new fanam) issues.

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