½ Rupee - Shah Alam II

½ Rupee - Shah Alam II -  obverse ½ Rupee - Shah Alam II -  reverse

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Country India - British (Bombay)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1800-1832
Value 1/2 Rupee (0.5)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.78 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 211, Pr# 254, Pr# 271
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations
by Fred Pridmore


Legend in Persian: Sikka Mubarak Badshah ghazi Shah Alam, date above

شاه عالم
بادشاه غازي
سكه مبارك

Translation: The auspicious coin of the victorious Emperor Shah Alam


Legend in Persian: Zarb Surat sanat 46 julus maimanat manus

ممنت مانوس
سنة ۴٦ جاوس
ضرب سورت

Translation: Struck at Surat in the 46th year of tranquil prosperity




- Privy mark# 1, - Pridmore# 254
- Privy mark# 6, - Pridmore# 271

Image shows location of privy marks on obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1800-1824)  Privy mark #6, KM# 211.2, RY 46, Bombay mint
ND (1800-1832)  Privy mark #1, KM# 211.1, RY 46, Surat mint

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