1 Rupee - Shah Alam II

1 Rupee - Shah Alam II - obverse1 Rupee - Shah Alam II - reverse

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Features

Issuer Bengal Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1833-1835
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Rupee (1765-1835)
Composition Silver (.909)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 51553
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 78,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Pr# 333
Fred Pridmore ; 1960. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 1. European Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Legend in Persian: Sikka zad bar haft kishwar saya fazl Ilah Hami ud-din Muhammad Shah Alam, Badshah

Lettering:
شاه عالم بادشاه
حامي دين محمد
ساى فضل لله
سكة زد بر حفت كشور

Translation: Defender of the religion of Muhammad, Shah Alam Emperor Shadow of the divine favour, put his stamp on the seven climes.

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Zarb Farrukhabad sanat 45 julus maimanat manus

Lettering:
ميمنت مانوس
سنة ۴٥ جلوس
ضرب فرخ اباد

Translation: Struck at Farrukhabad in the 45th year of his reign of tranquil prosperity

Edge

Broad rim, Plain edge

Mint

Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)

Comments

- Previous KM #854c
- Mint name on coin Farrukhabad, actually minted in Calcutta
- Diameter varies, 26 -27.7 mm

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1833-1835)  $ 20 $ 20 $ 22 Frozen RY45, ۴٥

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